Leipsic gets 4 points on the night and scores the game winner.
Portage started a home and home with the Steelers at the Selkirk Recreation Complex on Friday.
The game was off to a quick start as Halvorsen scored first for Selkirk followed up by two more from Dudar and Starodub. The Steelers were up by 3 at the halfway point in the period. The Terriers started to show signs of life as they fought back with goals from Brakel on the powerplay, Sokoloski and Leipsic. The first twenty minutes would end in a tie with 6 goals on the board.
The 2nd frame was déjà vu as Selkirk once again came out and scored 3 goals – Dudar PP, Pruden and Giaque. Aiken would head to the bench after the 5th goal on 23 shots and Ellingsen played the remainder of the game making 17 saves on 18 shots. Brakel scored his 2nd of the game on the powerplay to get the Terriers within two. Bliid would also bury a powerplay marker for his first of the season at 14:38. Selkirk pulled net minder Dola after 5 goals on 15 shots for Friesen. The period would end with Selkirk ahead by one.
Portage hit the ice in the 3rd ready to go. After trading opportunities Thomson tied the game at 6 at 12:09. Leipsic would complete the comeback scoring the go ahead 7th goal for the 3rd straight win.
Selkirk was in Portage last night to finish up the home and home with a night for Cancer. For the 4th straight year, the Terriers held a fundraising game for Central Plains Cancer Services. In one of a kind Lavender jerseys that were auctioned off to benefit CPCS, the Terriers came to play.
Sokoloski fed the rookie Toder for his first MJHL goal in the first 5 minutes for the early lead. Thomson scored his 6th of the season on the powerplay with a slapshot from the point. Toder, Bliid and Enns added to the Terriers’ lead to run away with the game. Halvorsen scored at 17:07 of the 3rd to put the Steelers on the board and ruin the shut out for Aiken who came back from the night before with a great night in net making 32 saves and being named 1st Star. Wowryk added the final tally with under a minute to go for a 6-1 Terrier final.
The Terriers improved their record to 6-1-0. Portage takes on OCN Wednesday October 12th at home.