Portage was on the road tonight to face the Oil Capitals in a battle for second place.
It was an uneventful first for the Terriers as they registered 16 shots, but were unable to find the back of the net. Virden’s Cochrane notched the only goal of the first at 17:30.
Portage spent a good part of the second period killing penalties and only managed 4 shots to Virden’s 18. The score remained at 1-0 after 40 minutes.
1:18 in the third Ripplinger found his linemate Barnstable in front to bury on Dosch to tie the game at one. Less than a minute later Garnham jammed home the puck in front for a 2-1 Terrier lead.
Just over halfway through the period Portage would turn over the puck in the neutral zone and Kirkup tied the game at 2 on a 3 on 1.
Unable to decide the game in regulation, the game went in to overtime. Portage registered 4 shots to Virdens’s 0, but the game remained undecided and headed to a shootout.
Virden Oil Capitals Shootout
Portage Terriers Shootout
|Scott Mickoski||No Goal|
|Ty Barnstable||No Goal|
Petersen records the loss in net facing 37 shots.
Portage now sits in 3rd 2 points behind Virden with 2 games at hand.
Next up for Portage is Tuesday in Dauphin and Wednesday in Neepawa. Both games with 7:30 pm starts.