Terriers Double Up Natives

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.

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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.

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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.