The Portage Terriers continue their winning ways with their third straight win defeating the Steinbach Pistons 5-2 at Stride Place last night.
Brock Aiken had another strong showing in net for the dogs making 25 saves for the win.
Aiken making one of 25 saves.
The first 20 minutes were scoreless between the rival teams with each side registering 8 shots.
Daniel McKitrick opened the scoring just past the halfway point of the frame on the powerplay with assists from Brakel and Dwyer. Steinbach potted a powerplay marker of their own when Purtill found himself alone in front.
Steinbach came out sharp in the third and created a couple strong scoring chance early, but were stopped by a stellar Aiken. It wasn’t until 7:13 Culleton was able to find the back of the net for the Pistons first and only lead of the game.
Homegrown Joey Moffatt scored his first career MJHL marker with the redirect in front on a Cole Oliver shot, Sokoloski picking up the second assist to tie the game at 2.
Moffatt celebrates his first MJHL goal.
The Pistons’ Easton Bennett received a 2 minute minor for roughing as he laid out Jeremey Leipsic on open ice. It seemed to be a catalyst for the dogs as they went on to score 3 unanswered goals and ran away with the game for a 5-2 final. Brakel scoring 2 and McIsaac picking up his 4th of the season.
Brakel tips home a pass from McKitrick for his 2nd of the game.
Next for the Terriers is two home games this weekend. The Terriers face the undefeated Neepawa Natives Saturday at 7:30pm and the Virden Oil Capitals on Sunday 6:30pm.
Please join the FCC in collecting a tin for the bin at Saturday’s game for the Salvation Army.