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Terriers Still Looking for First Win at National Tournament

Terriers fall in third straight game as a poor start proves to be too much to overcome.

With both teams looking for their first win and the opportunity to advance to the weekend, this afternoon was a big game for both the Anavet and Dudley Hewitt Champs.

Oakville jumped out to an early start Kyle Lewis scoring on the first shot of the game 29 seconds into the first.

Joey Moffatt evened the score with his first of the tournament 3 minutes later with a seemingly harmless shot that found the back of the net.

The Blades went on to score 2 more goals in the next 4 minutes ending the outing for Ethan Peterson after 3 goals on 5 shots.

Oakville padded their lead with a powerplay marker just passed the halfway point, silencing the large contingent of Terrier fans at Centennial Regional Arena.

Down three to start the second, Mickoski cuts the lead to two 9:13 into the frame beating Barber with an assist from Buchholz. Oakville answered on the powerplay minutes later, the Terriers no further ahead.

With 10 minutes to go in the third and a 5 on 3 powerplay, the Terriers cashed in twice Barnstable picking up both goals to pull within one.

With their tournament life on the line, Portage called a time out and pulled Moore with 1:33 on the clock for the extra attacker. Despite some quality chances, the Terriers were unable to complete the comeback.

Moore backs 20 saves in 51 minutes in the loss.

The Terriers close out the round robin tomorrow against the Prince George Spruce Kings who are undefeated through 2. Puck drops at 8:00PM CST.