Terriers dropped to 1 win and 2 losses in the preseason after falling to the Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil and Gas Place tonight.
The goals came fast and furious as Virden led 3-2. 9 minutes in to the third.
Virden opened the scoring 2:17 in with a goal from Paddock finishing a cross crease pass. Rookie Logan Rands doubled the Oil Caps lead scoring an ice burner from the blue line. Portage got back in the game scoring two powerplay markers to tie the game at 2, Mickoski and Wiesblatt. Virden’s Brakebell regained the lead before veteran forward Ty Barnstable snuck one in tight for a 3-3 tie headed into the dressing room.
Portage was able to kill off a 5 on 3 powerplay for a minute and half in what was an uneventful 2nd as neither team was able to put a play together. Virden scoring the lone goal of the frame for a 4-3 lead.
Gisti buried early in the 3rd to bring the game back to even, but the Terriers were unable to hold off the Oil Capitals. Kanaski and Belcher both picked up goal for a 6-4 Virden final.
Minor played 60 minutes in net for the Terriers and faced a total of 36 shots.
Next up for Portage is their final preseason game this Saturday in Neepawa. Game time 7:30 pm.