The Terriers took to the ice tonight at Stride Place in front of 700 fans for their home opener. Coming off Friday’s 9-1 win against the Winnipeg Blues, the fans were excited to be back at the rink.
The Blues jumped out to an early lead Hillis scoring just 1:42 in to the first on the powerplay. The Terriers’ Thompson answered at 15:17 with a powerplay marker of his own netting a point shot to end the period tied at one.
Jeremy Link had a stronger outing for the Blues in net shutting down the dogs in the second with 14 saves. Hillis buried his second of the evening beating Moore 5 hole with a wrist shot and the Blues led 2-1 after 40 minutes.
Just before the halfway point of the 3rd period, Tyler Van Deynze picked up his 2nd of the season, grinding out the goal in a pile up in front. Cody Behun potted the eventual game winner precise with a Moore rebound with just 2:14 to go in the game.
The Terriers parked Moore on the bench with 2 minutes to play, but were unable to solve Link.
Moore made 12 saves in the loss and the dogs went 1 for 8 on the powerplay.
Next up for the Terriers is a northern road trip to OCN this weekend with games Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm.
A big thanks to Juno winning recording artist Chris Thorsteinson of Doc Walker for singing Oh Canada tonight.