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Terriers suffer first loss of the season

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.

Leipsic unable to capitalize on the open net.

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.

 

McKitrick faces league point leader Kirkup in the face off.
Cody Thompson on the penalty kill.