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Terriers split the weekend

The Terriers welcomed the Stampeders to the PCU Saturday night for their 5th meeting of the regular season. After losing back to back games in Swan in early December, the Dogs were looking for redemption.

Swan got the jump on Portage with an early goal just 1:45 into the frame. Barnstable would even things out on the powerplay with Sokoloski securing the lead at 15:53 going top shelf on a partial breakaway. The Terriers led after 20 minutes outshooting the Stamps 12-5.

The second was all Terriers as McIsaac, Barnstable and Leipsic all scored for Portage to have a commanding 4 goal lead after 40 minutes.

Just passed the halfway point of the 3rd, Ellingsen found the back of the net for Swan, but the Terriers potted two more – McIsaac and Enns to run away with the game in a 7-2 final.

McIsaac finished the night with 5 points and Aiken made 13 saves to pick up the win.

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Looking to win their 3rd in a row Portage was on the road Sunday for their first game of the season in Wayway.

Portage was off to a great start as Ryan Hendrix opened the scoring 2:13 in to the first period. They carried the one goal lead in to the dressing after 20 minutes.

Martin and Cochrane each found the back of the net for the Wolverines by 4:17 of the second to go up 2-1 on Portage. Portage fought back with Brakel burying on the powerplay to tie the game and Enns finishing a McIsaac drop pass to go up by one. In a game of back and forth, Wayway took advantage of the 2 on 1 with Cochrane scoring his second of the night on Klassen to tie the game at 3. Leipsic leveraged the lead once again beating Lorenson on the powerplay.

But it was all Wayway in the 3rd with Shewchuk tying the game at 4, the former Terrier Brandon Stanley pots the game winner unassisted as well at the insurance empty netter for the 6-4 Wayway final.

Justin Klassen makes 16 saves in the loss for Portage.

The Terriers are back on the ice this Wednesday at the PCU centre when they welcome the Steinbach Pistons. It’s Wild Wednesday where walk up tickets are 2 for 1, drinks are $3.25, hot dogs $2 and small fries $1.00. Wednesday’s game sponsor is Southport Rec!