Portage opened the scoring and never relinquished their lead until Neepawa scored the game winner in overtime.
In a game that saw both sides dress some veterans, it was 20 year old Jared Roy that opened the scoring 1:12 in with helpers from Shindle and Connett. Neepawa’s Dvernichuk tied the game before the half, but Buchholz restored Portages one goal lead heading in to the dressing room with a shorthanded marker.
Both teams traded goals in the 2nd and it was 3-2 Terriers after 40 minutes.
The final 20 minutes saw more back and forth. Neepawa’s Luke scoring one with Marshall scoring two on the powerplay. Portages’ Henry and Shindle each picking up one for a 5-5 tie after regulation.
With the Natives in the box, the dogs started OT on the powerplay, but were unable to convert. At the :42 second mark Michael Boutoussov scored the game winner on a partial breakaway.
Miles Minor played the first half of the game turning away 8 of 9 shots faced while Moore totalled 16 saves.
Next up for the Terriers they head to Virden for their 3rd game of the preseason.