After a penalty filled start and an early 2 goal lead, the Terriers were unable to solve the goaltending prowess of Merek Pipes and lost their third straight on the road in Swan last night.
The Stampeders found themselves in the box early when Scantlebury was assessed 5 minutes and a game misconduct for a blow to the head on Braden Billaney.
Barnstable picked up where he left off with a pair the night before, scoring the opener from the slot. Three minutes later on the same powerplay, Joey Moffatt scored his 21st of the season ringing one off the crossbar.
Swan fought back late in the third with a pair of goals two minutes apart from Goethals and Townsend to tie the game at 2.
Matthew Osadick scored the lone goal of the middle frame to take Swan`s first lead of the game much to the delight of a spirited crowd at Swan River Centennial Arena.
Despite a Terrier push in the third, they were unable to find the equalizer and Campbell Balk scored an empty netter for good measure.
Portage’s powerplay went 2/9 and shut out the Stampeders 4 man advantage opportunities. Ethan Peterson backed 24 shots in his 4th loss.
Portage is back at home Monday afternoon against Virden, game time 4:30pm.