Portage and Winkler are at 2 wins a piece in their match-ups this season, Terriers winning on home ice last night.
Portage jumped out to an early lead on the powerplay when Brakel stepped out on Weaver and buried the pass from Leipsic at 4:04 of the first. Josh Sielsky gave the Terriers a 2-0 lead scoring his first of the season finding himself all alone in front and beating Weaver 5 hole for the eventual game winner. The period ended with Portage up by 3 as Chase Brakel scored his second of the night shorthanded.
Winkler outshot the Terriers 12-8 in the 3rd, but were unable to score on Aiken. Leipsic padded Portage’s lead with his 13th goal of the season for a 4 goal lead on the Flyers.
The third period was relatively uneventful until the 14:30 mark. Thomas Lenchyshyn was assessed a 5 minute penalty and game misconduct for cross checking Jacob Lacasse. Lenchyshyn, Doye, Dix and Lacasse would all receive majors for fighting and a game misconduct. Winkler would come away with the man advantage for 5 minutes.
Almost 2 minutes in to the man advantage, Dyck would score Winkler’s first, cutting Portage’s lead to 3 and dashing Aiken’s shut out. At 17:36 Cullum would take a minor for interference putting the teams back at even strength.
The Terriers picked up the 2 points with a final score of 4-1 and Aiken earned the win for Portage making 36 saves in the effort.
The Terriers next game is this Saturday at the PCU where they play host to the Neepawa Natives. This is also the Salvation Army Teddy Bear Toss night. When the Terriers score their first goal, toss your teddy on the ice where they will be collected by Salvation Army volunteers to use in their Christmas Hampers.