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Terriers Hand Natives their first loss

The Terriers turned in another strong performance at Stride Place last night to remain the only undefeated team left in the MJHL handing Neepawa their first loss.

Zach Bennett picked up his first win in net backing 28 of 30 shots faced earning him Keystone Sports 3rd Star of the Game.

Heino opened the scoring for Neepawa finding mesh on a sprawling Bennett 4:41 in the first for the early Natives’ lead. Minutes later Nick Doyle picked up his first of the season and the tying goal only to score the go ahead goal 18 seconds later.  McKitrick and Anderson would trade goals in the second half of the period, but Portage would never surrender the lead.

Doyle buries his first of the season moments before his second.
Celebrating Doyle’s second goal.

The second frame was scoreless and the Terriers closed the gap in shots after being outshot 17-10 in the first 20 minutes.

Robert stops Leipsic on the breakaway in the second.

Joey Moffatt picked up his second of the season banging it home in front for a 4-2 final and the Terriers 4th straight win.

Moffatt finishing his check.

Up next for the Terriers is the Virden Oil Capitals tonight at Stride Place, game time 6:30pm

Brakel staking claim in front.