Terriers Tie the Series at One

Ron Maclean, Tara Slone, Aaron Asham and daughter Ocean drop the puck for Hometown Hockey. Jordan Bochinski and Riley Thiessen.

90:43 later Portage wins game 2 of this best of 7 Semi-final to tie the series at one with the Steinbach Pistons. Mackenzie Dwyer played hero finding mesh on a Chase Brakel rebound in front of a packed Stride Place 43 seconds in to the third overtime period.

The Dog Pound was buzzing this afternoon with all the Roger’s Hometown Hockey festivities. Ron Maclean, Tara Slone, Aaron Asham and his daughter Ocean kicked off game 2 with a formal puck drop.

The Pistons struck first with a goal from Braden Purtill on the wrist shot just 6:27 in to the first. Portage was quick to answer with a goal from Carter McMurdo beating Bengert with a point shot. Chase Brakel notched a lead for the Terriers scoring from the slot for a lead after 20 minutes.

Layne Toder ripped a shot on net from the point that Barnstable tipped past Bengert for a 2 goal Terriers lead that was short lived as Tyson McConnell buries a wrist shot 30 seconds later.

Steinbach was able to tie the game at 3 in the 3rd with Will Koop scoring for the Pistons on the rush. With 14 minutes left in the frame, both goalies played their best and the game remained tied after regulation.

The game wouldn’t be decided until the beginning of the 3rd overtime period when Chase Brakel shot a Leipsic pass on net and Mackenzie Dwyer finished off the rebound.

Brock Aiken made 39 saves for the win in his first outing this series. The Terriers and Pistons are tied at a game apiece heading into game 3 on Wednesday night at the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach.