Portage came up short at Stride place last night in the first of back to back games against Selkirk. The Steelers riding a four game winning streak beat the home team Terriers with a goal from former Terrier and Selkirk Captain Ryan Sokoloski 23 seconds into overtime.
Selkirk opened the scoring early, Dudek beating Peterson from the slot 4 minutes in. Connor Barley doubled their lead before the period ended.
Portage came back in the 2nd with back to back goals. Mitchell denied Moffat’s one timer, but he got the puck back and toe dragged Namaka to score with a wrist shot. Brown tipped in his 6th of the season :29 later to tie the game at 2.
Namaka restored Selkirk’s lead at 9:03 when Selkirk won the draw to the left of Peterson and he buried the rebound on a Ferguson point shot.
Selkirk carried the one goal lead until halfway through the 3rd Wiesblatt scoring his first of the season batting in a rebound with a backhand for a 3-3 tie.
Portage turned up their game late in the third, but Wiesblatt received a 5 minute penalty for an accidental high stick with 3:53 to go. They were able to kill off the remainder of regulation to get to overtime.
The extra frame started 4 on 3 for Selkirk with 1:07 left in Wiesblatt’s major, but it took just 23 seconds to decide the game. Barley hit Sokoloski with a pass down low who stepped out and beat Peterson 5 hole for the win.
Peterson records his first loss in net for the Terriers. He backed 24 shots on the night.
The Terriers are right back at it tonight against the Steelers looking to redeem last night’s loss.
Tonight’s game sponsor is Vertex Construction.