Despite Leonard scoring early in the first for Winkler and the Terriers unable to find the back of the net until late in the second, they came out on top 4-2 in their last meeting of the regular season.
Portage found themselves down just 2:24 in to the first. Winkler’s 1-0 lead held through the first frame despite the Terriers outshooting the Flyers 10-3.
Portage dominated the next 20 minutes playing most of the period in the offensive zone. Ty Barnstable evened things up at one with a wrist shot going 5 hole on Martyniuk from a couple feet inside the blueline.
Just over a minute later, Cole Oliver hit a breaking Sokoloski with a stretch pass that found the back of the net off a Winkler defenceman. Portage led 2-1 after 40 minutes.
Winkler’s Opperman tied the game at 2 beating Lasse Petersen 4:22 in to the third period, it wasn’t long before Portage regained the lead for good.
Duncan Pierce potted the eventual game winner on a scramble in front and McIsaac buried his 21st of the season for insurance.
Winkler called a timeout and pulled Martyniuk with over 2 to go in the third, but the Terriers were the better team tonight outshooting their opponent 33-15 in a 4-2 final.
Lasse Petersen picks up his 14th win in net for the Terriers with 13 saves. Terriers were 1/5 on the powerplay and 2/2 on the penalty kill.
Next up for the Terriers is a road game to Selkirk this Tuesday. Game time 7:30pm.