Terriers Stall Pistons in Game 1

Bowles and Bowles celebrating Henry’s powerplay goal.

In true Terrier fashion, the dogs were on the board within 31 seconds of game 1 of the MJHL Final. Shawn Bowles would beat Bengert high for the early lead. Kapelke would even the score just 8 minutes later with a point shot of Nathan Park. A couple minutes later on the power play, Henry would score high glove giving Portage a 2-1 lead heading to intermission.

Brandon Stanley would score on the wrap around a minute and 7 seconds in to the 2nd to keep the pressure on. Both teams would trade opportunities, but it would be the lone goal of the second.

Just over halfway through the 3rd, Wowryk would score a patient goal as he waited for Bengert to bite leaving him the top corner. Knaub would add a 5-hole ice burner on a breakaway for the 5-1 final.

Shots on goal favored the Terriers 27-17. Game 2 is in Steinbach tomorrow night and tickets go on sale on their website as of 9am. If you’re staying home, be sure to tune in to Cody and Aaron on CFRY.