Terriers fall 4-1 in Oil Country

Virden gets their first win over the Terriers this season.

The Virden Oil Capitals beat the Terriers 4-1 in Virden last night for Portage’s second loss in a row.

In a game that saw the majority of Portage’s defensive core not dressed due to injury the five remaining saw a lot of ice. Newly acquired McIsaac, Buhler and Cox were also in the line-up for the first time since the Lough, Wowryk trade with Winnipeg.

Mack Hardy opened the scoring just past the halfway point of the first period beating Brock Aiken high glove on a two on two. Cowlthorp would then double up Virden’s lead taking advantage of a turnover at the Terriers blue line.

Mack Hardy scored his second of the game on the powerplay for a 3 goal lead that would prove to be insurmountable for the Terriers. Brakel scored the only goal for the Terriers at 18:14 of the second closing out the period down 3-1 being outshot 25-14.

Knorr scored for Virden at 16:52 of the 3rd for the 4-1 final.

Aiken faced a total of 33 shots on the night.

The Terriers welcome Wayway to the PCU Centre in their next game Sunday at 6:30 pm.