Terriers give up game at home – Series tied at one

Halvorsen scores his second of the postseason.

The Terriers gave up a two goal lead in game 2 at Stride Place last night to bring the Quarterfinal series to a 1-1 tie with Selkirk.

Portage kicked off their post season at home with some intensity. Ty Barnstable opened the scoring late in the first period with his first of the playoffs. Sokoloski and Toder picked up assists on the play. The Terriers led after 20 minutes.

Nathan Halvorsen tied the game for Selkirk potting a loose puck on the powerplay. A few minutes later Ty Enns stole the puck in the offensive zone and beat Hayden Dola with a nice shot regaining the Terriers’ lead. With his 3rd of the postseason, Josh Martin later buried a rebound in front to double Portage’s lead.

Despite having the man advantage, the Terriers turned over the puck at their own blue line and Connor Barley took advantage skating in alone on Brock Aiken with Mackenzie Dwyer giving chase, and buried it 5 hole with a shorthanded marker. The Terriers outshot the Steelers 16-6 in the second and led by one after forty minutes.

Selkirk came out in the third with some urgency and were quick to tie the game with Ezra Hall tucking one in on Aiken. Steeler Captain Taylor Fisher gave the Steelers their first lead of the game scoring from the top of the circle on the powerplay.

With less than a minute to go, Aiken headed to the bench to give the Terriers the extra attacker, but they were unable to get it done and the game ended in a 4-3 Steeler final bringing the series to a 1-1 tie in the best of 7 quarterfinal.

Aiken made 27 saves recording the loss and the Dogs went 0 for 6 on the powerplay. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Selkirk, game time 7:30pm.