Story courtesy portageonline.com
The Portage Terriers are still in search of their first road victory this season. The Dogs fell 7-3 in Steinbach Friday night in their first of four straight games against the Pistons.
Terrier defenceman Daron Cyr took a shot from the point early in the first period that was stopped but Jaden Pashe was there for the rebound and put it home on the power-play. This gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game.
A few minutes later, Travis Hensrud went high blocker side on Terrier goalie Jayden Catellier during a partial breakaway to tie the game.
Just past the halfway mark in the first, the Pistons found themselves on the power play and Quinton Pepper made the most of a rebound chance. Steinbach held that 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
Daniel Siso made a move around a defender and went high on Will Hambley and beat him to tie the game up less than two minutes into the second frame.
The Pistons snatched the lead back near the midway point in the game on a shot by Blake Norris from the blue line, coming immediately after Steinbach won a faceoff.
With seven minutes to go in the second, Catellier made the initial save but the puck went behind the net and was quickly centered in front for Davis Fry who capitalized on the opportunity. Cooper Rice added one more before the end of the period for the Pistons to make it 5-2 after 40 minutes.
Chris Fines would take over the Portage crease to start the third period. Catellier was pulled after letting in five goals on 31 shots over two periods.
Once again, the Dogs scored early in the frame. Brendan Holba found the back of the net for his first time as a Terrier with a shot that came from the high slot. This trimmed the lead to just two goals, however, Owen Weihs built the lead right back a few minutes later. 6-3 Pistons.
Hensrud would pick up his second goal of the game later in the period to make the final score 7-3 Steinbach. The Terriers and Pistons will be back in action on Sunday at Stride Place with puck drop set for 3:00pm.
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