The Terriers opened the pre-season at Stride Place last night where they welcomed the Virden Oil Capitals. With both teams made up of rookies, Portage bested Virden in an exciting overtime final to pick up the win.
The Terriers had the early lead when Krauter in alone found the back of the net. Virden tied the game at one, Portage’s own Riley Sveistrup playing the first 30 minutes in net for the dogs.
The Oil Capitals took over in the second scoring on a powerplay then netted another 2 for a 4-1 lead 6:12 in to the frame. Jacob Brown and Kolton Shindle picked up markers for Portage cutting Virden’s lead before heading in to the dressing room.
Tyson Allison tied the game for Portage with 2:10 left on the clock and the rookie match up headed to 3 on 3 overtime. Portage put the game away when Joey Moffatt and Jacob Brown found the back of the net on a 2 on 0, Brown scoring his second of the night.
Portage heads to Virden next Tuesday for a pre-season rematch.