The Terriers pull out another one goal win against the host team Estevan Bruins. Portage would score the first goal of the game as Wowryk beat Estevan’s starting goalie Wapple glove side top corner with just 1:07 left to go in the first. The shots on goal after 20 minutes were 10-8 favoring Portage.
At 2:11 of the second, Shawn Bowles was ejected after receiving 2 and a game for checking from behind. Portage was on the power play at 7:48 as the Bruins’ Allison took a minor for high sticking. In tight on Wapple Brad Bowles would bury Faulkner’s rebound to go up 2-0. Intensity picked up in the second and subsequently 12 minors were handed out. The Bruins were 0/4 on the power play.
LeClare for the Bruins would beat Park on the rebound at 5:50 of the third to put Estevan on the board. Brad Bowles would get the goal back with his second of the night on the wrap around. Not out of it yet, the Bruins fought back to within one, on a goal from McClellan at 18:06. With just over a minute to go Estevan would call a time out and pull Wapple at 0:45. The Terriers would hang on for their second win.
Nathan Park would earn his 2nd win of the tournament turning away 32 shots in tonight’s effort. The Terriers have the day off tomorrow and are back on the ice Tuesday for game 3 vs the West Kelowna Warriors.
A multitude of Terrier fans have made the trip to Estevan to show their support. Thank you to the people of Portage for showing why the Terriers have the best fans in the MJHL!