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Terriers leave Swan Valley empty handed

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Portage played back to back games in Swan Valley over the weekend where the Stampeders skated away with all four points as the Terriers were unable to beat the home town team.

LeBlanc, Navrot, Mann and Ellingsen scored for Swan Friday night with Brakel and Dwyer scoring for Portage in the first two periods of play.

The Terriers found themselves down by 2 going in to the 3rd, but fought back to a 4-4 tie with 3:34 to go in the game with a goal from McIsaac. Swan took the lead back less than a minute later and added the empty netter with Chapman on the bench to win with a 6-4 final.

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Looking for revenge Saturday night the Terriers did not get the start they were looking for, finding themselves down by 2 after 20 minutes.

Valentino scored halfway through the 2nd giving the Stamps a 3 goal lead, but Cox answered a minute later on the powerplay to get the Terriers on the board.

Much the same as the night before Portage headed in to the 3rd with some work to do, down by 2. Scoring 3 powerplay goals in the frame (Brakel, Leipsic and Cox), the dogs once again fought back to a   4-4 tie. Ellingsen scored the go ahead goal at 16:59 and slammed the door shut with the empty netter completing his hat trick and helping his team pick up their second win over Portage in as many nights.

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Portage will be looking to get back in the win column as they open the Old Dutch Showcase at the MTS Ice Plex tonight playing the Selkirk Steelers. Game time 7:00pm.