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Terriers ground Flyers

Jordan Thomson celebrates scoring the game winning goal.

The Terriers pull out the win last night in the first of a home and home series this weekend with the Winkler Flyers. This is the Terriers 5th meeting with the Flyers this season and they lead the 5 games 3-2 having won all 3 games on home ice. Tonight Portage will be looking for their first win in Winkler this season.

The Terriers were the first to score last night as McIsaac found the back of the net shorthanded off a perfect pass from Chase Brakel. Brayden Cullum tied the game for Winkler capitalizing on a misplayed puck in front and going 5 hole on Brock Aiken.

Lewis scored for Winkler on the powerplay near the 2 minute mark to go ahead 2-1, but Toder evened things up for Portage just a couple minutes later finding himself alone in the slot and beating Weaver with a wrist shot.

Both teams traded opportunities in the third, but it wasn’t until the 17:22 mark when Jordan Thomson scored a beautiful high blocker shot for the lead and eventual game winner. Takato Cox would add insurance with the empty netter and a 4-2 final.

Aiken made 32 saves for the win and was awarded 3rd star for his efforts.

The Terriers head to Winkler tonight for their last meeting of the regular season and last game before the Christmas break.