Calvin Bliid drives the net looking to get Portage on the board.
Portage came out on the losing end of a 1-0 game to the Steinbach Pistons last night. It was the first time playing the first place team at home and only their second meeting of the season having lost 5-4 in their barn back on September 28th.
The game remained scoreless until the third as both teams had their opportunities to score. Brock Aiken made a few big saves to keep the Terriers in it as they were unable to get the puck past Bengert.
It was a fast paced physical game that saw the only goal come at just over the seven minute mark of the 3rd when Tyler Anderson found the back of the net going 5 hole on Aiken. With a minute and a half to go, the Terriers pulled their goalie in an effort to tie things up, but it didn’t go their way and Steinbach picked up the 2 points.
Coach and GM Blake Spiller “It’s still early in the year, and we’re a pretty young group, and we had some guys in the lineup that haven’t played a whole bunch lately so they were getting tired toward the end, but no excuses, we were outplayed by the better club here today.”
The Terriers next game is on the road as they head to Winnipeg Friday to face the Blues and are back home on Sunday versus Neepawa.