Terriers split home and home stand with Steinbach

Wowryk celebrates his goal and the 2-0 lead on the Pistons.

The Terriers started off the year with their winning ways taking home two points with a 5-3 win at home against the Steinbach Pistons in the first of a home and home stand.

The Pistons got off to a good start with an early power play and 5 shots on net before the Terriers first, but it would be Brandon Stanley to score the first of the game just passed the halfway part of the period. Wowryk would then beat Bengert five hole for a 2-0 Terriers lead after 20 minutes.

Brad Bowles finds the back of the net for the lone goal of the 2nd giving the Terriers a comfortable lead heading in to the final frame.

Brakel would pad that lead just 20 seconds in to the 3rd on a deflection from Lightfoot. Schoonbaert would answer with the Pistons first at 4:47. Brad Bowles would again beat Bengert for his 27th of the season and second of the game on a beautiful Macdonald feed in front of the net. Goderis and Penner would each get one passed Bykowski, but the Terriers would hold on for the win.

The Terriers then headed to Steinbach to play the Pistons on Sunday. Fans certainly got their money’s worth with the game taking 8 rounds in the shootout to be decided.

The Terriers had a slow start compared to the night before and Gomercic was the first to strike for the Pistons finding the back of the net on Park for the early one goal lead. Ian Mackey would answer for the Terriers with his timely first MJHL goal driving home the rebound from the slot on a Haiskanen shot and the teams would head to the dressing room tied after one.

Stanley with his second in as many nights and Thiessen with his first as a Dog would give the Terriers a 3-1 lead and all the momentum in the second period.  

The third would be a different story as the Terriers found themselves killing penalties for half the period. Gula and Graham would score for the Pistons to force overtime where the game was still undecided.

It would take 8 shooters from each team to decide the game and Bochinski would play hero for the Pistons. The Terriers would take away 3 of a possible 4 points on the weekend and remain in first 10 points ahead of the 2nd place Pistons with two games at hand.

The Terriers next game is Tuesday January 5th in Selkirk.