Portage was on the road last night to Neepawa looking for redemption since their overtime loss in their last meeting.
The Terriers drew first blood, Troy Williams beating Benoit with a wrister from the blueline.
Minaka buried a cross crease pass to tie the game at one 14:34 in the first. Portage regained the lead just over a minute later, Turner Ripplinger potting Leipsic’s rebound for his 16th of the season.
Jeremey Leipsic and Ryan Sokoloski padded Portage’s lead in the first half of the 2nd with a goal apiece. Neepawa got one back with Sam Stewart scoring on the powerplay. Terriers led 4-2 after 40 minutes.
Enns scored early in the third before tempers flared with words passing between the benches and a line brawl on the ice.
Brakel, Dwyer and Ripplinger all calling it a night. Neepawa would put one more on the board Martin cutting the lead to 2, before Sokoloski scored his 2nd of the night shorthanded for a 6-3 final.
Brock Aiken picked up his 11th win making 28 saves on 31 shots.
Portage and Neepawa face off again on Monday at Stride Place game time 4:30pm.