Looking to get back in the win column after a 1-0 loss to the Stampeders on Saturday, the Terriers picked up 2 points with a solid effort in a 4-1 final in Selkirk last night.
Sheldin Howard tipped a Caelan McPhee point shot passed Levi Mitchell to open the scoring and recorded his 15th of the season. It stood as the lone marker of the first 20 minutes, Portage outshooting Selkirk 14-7.
Nate Halvorsen tied the game at one halfway through the second undressing the Terrier Defenceman and going high glove on Ethan Peterson.
Portage reclaimed the lead at 13:27, Billaney going post and in on a Buchholz drop pass. Buchholz would pot his own goal less than a minute later cleaning up Henry’s rebound for a 2 goal spread.
Selkirk’s comeback hopes were dashed as a goal was disallowed for a high stick in the third. Kolton Shindle scored an empty netter for a 4-1 Terrier final.
Peterson earned his 11th win backing 28 shots. Buchholz has a 3 point night and is the only rookie in the top 20 for scoring in the MJHL. Portage is the first team to secure a spot in the playoffs with a record of 35-7-2.
The Terriers are back on home ice this Friday as they get ready for a home and home with the Dauphin Kings.