The Terriers suffered their first loss of the season Sunday night at the hands of the Virden Oil Capitals.
The league leading Oil Caps played a solid game and the Terriers just weren’t able to capitalize on their chances.
Ripplinger opened the scoring for Portage 8:26 in to the first for the Terriers’ lone goal. Dalke tied the game at one with 2 and a half minutes left in the frame and it was all Virden from there.
With 2 posts, a missed open net and a costly giveaway, it just wasn’t the Terriers night. Kirkup, Kanaski and Knorr all added markers for a 4-1 Virden final.
Aiken stopped 28 of 32 shots faced, while McVeigh was solid in net saving 28 of 29 shots.
Next up for the Terriers is a road trip to Dauphin Wednesday and back at home Saturday for a rematch with Virden.