The Portage Terriers picked up a commanding 7-2 win Friday night in a physical affair at Stride Place against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
Waywayseecappo opened the game with three straight penalties in the first ten minutes. Kaden Kohle capitalized on the second with his fourth goal of the season. Ten minutes later Kurt Rookes tied the game for the Wolverines. Before the goal could even be announced Brandon Funk regained the Terrier lead bouncing a shot off the defenders leg. 2-1 Portage after 1.
Friday was the third meeting of the season between these teams, and the first two meetings were quite physical. Things boiled over in the second period. Rookes dropped the gloves with Slade Stanick, but the fight was broken up before Stanick got a chance to drop the gloves himself. While the scrum was going on Austin Peters fought Wolverine forward Ben Roulette.
Once the dust settled, the play was 4 on 4 and Daniel Siso capitalized with the extra room on the ice. 3-1 Terriers. Tempers flared again after Hayden Lacquette was hit from behind by Carson Baptiste. Lacquette fought Baptiste, and as they were going at it, so did Jamie Valentino and Leyton Smith. Once everyone got back to hockey, Parker Scherr buried a nice one-timer on the power play for his first of the season. Tyler Dodgson then added his first of the season with less than a minute to go to add some insurance. 5-1 Portage after 2.
With the game out of reach Daniel Siso added another goal early in the third period to make it 6-1. Andrew Boucher added one for the Wolverines, and Kiesman recorded his 6th of the season halfway through the period.
At the end of the night a total of 203 penalty minutes were handed out. Portage was 2/7 on the power play and the Wolverines were 0/4. Bailey Monteith made 22 saves in his 6th win of the season.
The Terriers are back on the ice Saturday night in Niverville.
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Before the game started, Terrier defenceman Brandon McCartney was awarded the MBLL Player of the month for October and September. He lead the team in scoring with 16 points.