Terriers Humbled By Kings

The Portage Terriers struggled to keep the puck out of their net on Tuesday night falling 7-3 to the Dauphin Kings. The game was tight through the first two periods before the Kings took over in the third.

Portage started the first period with some steady pressure but the game opened up midway through the first. The Kings struck first on a 2 on 1 with Jordan Bax finishing off a pass from Ashton Paul. Portage was able to tie the game before the intermission. With former Terrier Naaman Hofer in the box for tripping, Ashton Fishley’s point shot tipped off a Dauphin stick past Kings goalie Cole Sheffield. 1-1 after 1.

Charlie Sandven restored Dauphin’s lead early in the second. His point shot deflected off a Terrier defender and through Gavin Renwick. Late in the period the Kings added another goal short handed. After a bad Terrier change Rylan Gage scored on a breakaway. 3-1 Kings after 2.

The Kings increased their lead early in the third period when Trey Gnetz walked over the line and had a long shot squeak past Renwick. The final ten minutes of the game saw a flurry of goals for both teams and multiple penalties.

Ethan Williment tipped a point shot on the power play and cleaned up his own rebound to make it 5-1 Dauphin. Nolan Nenow got a late goal for Portage with a strong individual effort cutting to the net. The Kings then added another on the power play, Ashton Fishley scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway and Sandven scored his second of the night on the power play banking it off a Terrier in front of the net.

Portage finished 1/5 on the power play, they gave up and scored a shorthanded goal. The Kings power play was 3/10. The Terriers outshot Dauphin 36-31.

Portage is back in action on Wednesday night hosting the Winnipeg Blues. After the game the Terriers will be handing out their end of year awards.