With all lines firing in Dauphin, the Terriers put up another dominating win in their first meeting with the Kings this season. A solid 60 minutes by Portage netted them another 2 points in an 8-2 final.
Portage outchanced the home team early outshooting the home team 13-6 in the first 20 minutes. McPhee struck first on the powerplay 2:25 into the first burying a shot from the top of the circle. Brown made it 2-0 Portage with less than 2 minutes to go in the frame.
Reece Henry made no mistake 35 seconds into the 2nd period when he found the puck on his stick in the slot. He put a quick wrister past Kitchen for a 3 goal spread and the eventual game winner.
Dauphin was unable to mount any solid chances and Portage added two more goals, Moffat and Calder. Sawchuk finally got his team on the board, but the Terriers were too much for the Kings tonight.
Billaney scored his 8th and 9th of the season early in the 3rd and then came the rough stuff. Funk, Van Deynze and Gorski all tossed for fighting. Shindle and Evans traded goals at the end of the game for an 8-2 final.
Moore picked up the win in net facing just 15 shots. Portage punished the Kings going 3/5 on the powerplay.
Next up Portage plays host to the Winnipeg Blues this Friday for our annual Teddy Bear toss for the Salvation Army. Bring a stuffy and when the Terriers score their first goal, toss your animal on the ice. All bears collected will go to the Salvation Army Christmas hampers being handed out here in Portage.
Thank-you to McCain’s for being our game sponsor.