Portage welcomed Swan Valley to Stride Place tonight in what would be their 4th game in 6 days with Lasse Petersen getting the start in net against his former team.
The first 20 minutes were scoreless with each team trading opportunities and neither team scoring on the powerplay.
Swan struck first 1:26 into the second, Tripp from Osadick, who would double the Stampeders lead with a goal of his own :17 later deflecting a point shot.
Just passed the halfway mark of the frame Ty Enns picked up his 12th of the season beating Evans high glove from the slot to cut Swans lead in half.
Hirst quickly restored Swans 2 goal lead, but Jeremey Leipsic scored on the powerplay with 4 seconds left on the clock to head to intermission down one.
Jeremey Leipsic picked up his 2nd of the game and 23rd of the season 1:19 in to the third to tie the game at 3. Portage went on the defensive shortly after fighting off a 5 on 3 for 1:16, and another minor.
Swan Valley regained the lead at 16:04, Tripp burying his own rebound for his 2nd of the game. Basarab netted another Swan marker and the Stampeders were up by 2 with 1:46 to go.
With Petersen on the bench and the extra attacker out for the offensive faceoff, Ty Enns scored his 2nd of the night tapping in a point shot rebound to draw within one, Swan Valley was able to hang on to beat the Terriers 5-4.
Portage is on the road this Wednesday the 14th to Winnipeg to face the Blues.