The Terriers were in Winnipeg today for game two of the showcase against the Dauphin Kings. After losing a close game to Swan Valley yesterday, Portage was eager to get back in the win column.
Portage came out strong in the first with multiple chances, but couldn’t quite find the back of the net and the first twenty minutes were scoreless.
Dauphin turned it up late in the first and carried it in to the second, Fobair scoring just 44 seconds in. Caelan McPhee notched the equalizer with a beautiful shot from the ringette line on the powerplay halfway through the frame.
The Kings regained the lead minutes later, DeKoninck scoring on the rush, however it took just 14 seconds for Portage to respond. Billaney picking up his 12th of the season.
The third started in a 2-2 tie. Both teams would find the back of the net in the first ten minutes Calder for Portage shorthanded and Miller for Dauphin on the powerplay.
As the minutes ticked by tied at 3, the Terriers league leading powerplay went to work with 3:15 to go in the game. Orca Wiesblatt buried on Slobodzian with 1:30 on the clock.
Looking to stay alive, the Kings pulled their goalie for the man advantage, but were unable to get it done.
Nathan Moore turned away 20 shots for his 14th win of the season, while Portage went 2/4 on the powerplay.
Terriers remain in first overall with 50 points, just 1 point ahead of the second place Stampeders with a game in hand.
Next up the Terriers host Winnipeg Saturday night before heading to Winkler on Sunday.