Barnstable takes the game opening face off.
The Terriers season came to an end tonight in a 5-3 loss to the Penticton Vees. Portage needed one point to advance to the playoff, but were unable to get it done against to host team.
The Vees were first to score at 11:14 of the first with Taylor Ward going 5 hole. Portage was quick to tie the game at 12:20 when Brakel got a lucky bounce off the glass to beat Robson. Dwyer scored the go ahead just over a minute later on a pass from Leipsic.
The Vees tied the game 1:09 in to the 2nd when Kruickshank scored on Portage turnover. Kruickshank scored his second of the game on the powerplay beating Chapman with a one timer five hole. Brakel scored a tying goal that was disallowed after the officials assessed goalie contact watching the play on the replay on the jumbotron. Brakel struck again scoring top corner beating Robson short side for his second of the game for a 3-3 tie after 2 periods of play.
The first half of the third was scoreless. Former Terrier Taylor Sanheim scored a controversial game winning goal, which could have been arguably called goalie interference as well at 12:29 of the third. Portage puled their goalie with a minute and a half left and Duncan Campbell buried the empty netter to put the game out of reach.
Chapman faced 31 shots in the loss and the Terriers went 0/3 on the powerplay while Penticton went 1/5.