Ellingsen makes 22 saves for the win.
The Terriers finished the preseason sweeping the Blues 2-1 and 4-1.
18 year old net minder Wesley Ellingsen would get the start for the Terriers in Winnipeg as they faced the Blues for the first time in preseason. Hendrix would score the first marker on the power play to give the Terriers the early lead outshooting the Blues 8-2 in the first frame.
The Blues would come on in the second outshooting the Terriers 15-5 as the Dogs would give up 3 power plays. Sutherland scored for the Blues early in the second on a screened shot to tie the game at one.
Kain Stevenson scored the eventual game winner from the top of the circle on Gnidziejko at 17:49 of the second.
With a slow third the Terriers would hang on for the one goal win over Winnipeg. Ellingsen with 22 saves on the night.
In a rematch at home the next night, the Terriers would pot the first goal again on a tip shot from Ashton Clark while Steimaschuk would tie the game early in the second.
The Terriers ran away with the game in the 3rd as Wowryk scored the game winner on a breakaway and Clark would score two more for the hat trick – one empty netter.
Brock Aiken got the start and win for the Terriers with 36 saves on the appearance.
Portage finished up the pre-season 4/4 with games against Virden and Winnipeg. The Terriers will open their season on the road September 23rd in Virden with their home opener taking place on Sunday the 25th, game time 6:30pm. Be sure to get your tickets early to avoid line ups.
Portage’s Cancer Care night will take place early on October 8th. This year the jerseys will be lavender to encompass all cancers. We will once again be auctioning off the jerseys will the proceeds going to Central Plains Cancer Care. Don’t miss out on a great one of a kind jersey and a great cause!