Terriers Fall to Pistons

A week after handing the Terriers their 2nd loss, the Pistons came out on top again with a 4-2 win.

Despite the shots on goal, the first 20 minutes the teams looked evenly matched.  Reilly Funk opened the scoring early with McPhee passing to Wiesblatt on the boards, chipped it to Funk who then skated in and toe dragged the D to go backhand on Matthew Rodomsky.

The Terriers’ lead would hold until the last minute of the frame Brady Tatro beating Miles Minor glove side from the ringette line for a tie game heading into the second.

Reilly Funk once again found the back of the net, capitalizing on the Terriers’ powerplay. Gorski makes the perfect pass to Funk high slot for his 2nd of the night and 6th of the season halfway through the period.

From there penalty trouble would cost Portage.  Tatro picked up his 2nd of the night on the powerplay tipping a Graham point shot passed Minor. Steinbach’s third goal and the eventual game winner came two and a half minutes later, Martin walking in and scoring 5 hole from the slot on the powerplay.

Steinbach defended their lead in the third holding the Terriers to just 3 shots. Every time Portage gained the zone they were held to the perimeter and pushed back.

Minor made some bigs saves in the dying minutes of the game to give his team a chance to tie things up, but Steinbach dashed their hopes with an insurance goal from Bennett with :15 to go.

Minor records his first loss backing 24 of 28 shots. The Terriers powerplay was 1/3.

Next up for the Terriers is Virden on Sunday. Puck drops at 7:00pm at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.