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Terriers fall to the Blizzard

Terriers shut out on the powerplay as they go 0 for 7.

Portage suffered its third loss of the season at the hands of the OCN Blizzard last night in MJHL action at the PCU Centre.

OCN outshot the Terriers 35-23 and won 10-2 last night in their 3rd meeting of the year, the other 2 games ending in the dogs favor.

Rafter started things off early for the Blizzard on the powerplay and Scales and Valiquette would pad that lead in the first as the Terriers changed their goalie at the 10:55 mark of the first, Aiken going in for Chapman. Enns would cut the lead to 2 on a beautiful thread the needle pass from Brakel and look to get back in the game hitting the post moments later.

OCN would score another 3 goals in the second – King x 2 and Roch and fight off a 5 on 3 powerplay to lead the Terriers 6-1 after two periods of play.

Sokoloski beat Boily at the 5:42 mark of the third to cut the lead to four, but the Blizzard slammed the door shut with 4 more goals – Dumont, Roch, Scales and Nachbaur, for a 10-2 final.

Coach and GM Blake Spiller thought the Terriers competed hard in the loss. “Obviously some frustration sets in. We took a couple of dumb penalties in Winkler, and took a dumb one early tonight.”

Chapman stopped six shots in his debut earning the loss for Portage while Aiken made 19 saves.

The Terriers next game is at home on Wednesday versus the Wayway Wolverines. Game time 7:30pm.