The Portage Terriers wrapped up the first weekend of December with another win over the OCN Blizzard. After blowing out the Blizzard 7-2 on Saturday night, it took until the last minute of play on Sunday for Portage to pull out a 4-3 victory.
The night was a penalty filled affair with both teams finishing 1/7 on the power play. The Terriers got the first goal on the man advantage midway through the first period. Hayden Lacquette scored his 9th of the season. The Blizzard responded quickly from Drayden Kurbatoff to tie the game at 1.
OCN took their first lead of the night eight minutes into the second period. Riley Zimmerman banged in a rebound at the side of the net. Portage responded with two straight goals to regain the lead. Noah Wagner and Slade Stanick both found the back of the net. With the period about to end the Blizzard snuck one in with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. 3-3 after 2.
The third period was tight with both teams getting chances on the power play. Late in the period, the Blizzard turned the puck over and Matt Wisener scored on a short handed breakaway with 33 seconds left. Bailey Monteith shut the door the rest of the way and finished the night with 30 saves in the victory.
The Dogs move into 2nd in the standings passing the Winkler Flyers who they will play on Dec. 9.