All over Winkler in the first, Terriers only able to score one on 15 shots.
It was not a great night for the Terriers as they fell 9-3 to the Flyers on the road.
Portage came out strong in the first controlling a lot of the play outshooting Winkler 15-8, but just couldn’t get the bounces to go their way. Lucia scored the first for Winkler with Toder tying things up moments later with an ice burner that beat Weaver. Gall would give Winkler the one goal lead after 20 minutes heading into the dressing room.
The wheels seemed to come off in the second with Winkler scoring 4 straight goals. There would be a goaltending change for the Terriers after Aiken let in the 3rd goal on his 11th shot. Within seconds of the change Ellingsen would let in a shot from Jubenville. Lucia and McGuire would add goals of their own for the 4 goal lead after 2.
The Terriers came out on the powerplay in the 3rd and were looking to make a comeback as they had done so many times before. Enns and Brakel potted goals seconds apart to come within 3, but that was all she wrote. McGuire, Lucia and Gall would all score in the 3rd to dominate the Terriers with a 9-3 win.
Coach Spiller thought the bounces weren’t going our way the way they have in some other games and Winkler played well. We hit a few posts and just couldn’t seem to score on well played powerplays. The Terriers face OCN in their next game at home on Sunday and they’ll be ready with this game behind them.