The Portage Terriers fended off a late comeback by the Selkirk Steelers on Saturday night and picked up a 4-3 victory. It’s the Terriers’ third win of the season and it snapped a 7-game losing streak.
The Terriers got into some penalty trouble early in the first period but were able to take over in the second half. Portage gained momentum and found their scoring touch after Brandt Young and Sheldin Howard dropped the gloves. Ethan Tinevez opened things up scoring on a goal mouth scramble. Minutes later Aiden Sotas fired one home off the rush. 2-0 Portage.
A pass from Logan Calder in the corner hit Brandon McCartney moving down the slot and he beat Cole Plowman low blocker side. For McCartney it’s his first of the season, and it extended Calder’s point streak to seven games. All three goals were scored in less than three minutes.
Portage out chanced Selkirk 14-7 in the second period but were unable to extend their lead. The Steelers gave the Terriers a scare early in the third period scoring three quick goals. After seeing a late lead disappear the night before Portage was able to bounce back. Brenden Holba scored the game winner with five minutes to go from Darien Schaan.
The Terriers finished the night 1-5 on the power play. The Dogs now get set for a four game series against the Winnipeg Freeze next weekend.
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