Nick Doyle celebrates his first goal of the season.
Portage finished off the home and home with Neepawa last night at Stride Place with a 5-3 win, picking up 3 out of 4 points on the weekend.
After being denied by Guttenberg in the shootout the night before, Ty Enns scored the first of the game bar down on the powerplay. Neepawa’s Richards tied things up a minute later finishing a pass from Justin Metcalf. Nick Doyle regained Portage’s lead when he went top cheddar for his first goal of the season. Before the period ended the Terriers were awarded a penalty shot for Neepawa’s Blondeau covering the puck in the crease. All star rookie, Layne Toder took the shot and, but hit the post. The frame ended with the Dogs up by one.
Neepawa was quick to tie the game in the second on the powerplay, Richards picking up his second of the game. Turner Santin would bang home a loose puck to give the Terriers back the lead. McIsaac then added to the Terrier lead finishing off a Leipsic pass in the slot scoring the eventual game winner. 4-2 Portage after forty minutes.
Neepawa’s Malcolm cut the lead in half early in the third finding the back of the net on Brock Aiken. With less than 5 minutes to go in the game, Thorsteinson picked up a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for kneeing Jeremey Leipsic. McIsaac scored his second of the night on the powerplay for a 5-3 Terrier final.
The Terriers last home game is this Wednesday when they play host to Swan Valley. It is also Rain Cheque night! Any unused ticket from this season will get you in the door. We will also be drawing for the $10,000 Cash Prize from our Dog Pound Lottery. There are still a few tickets left if you haven’t picked yours up yet. You have a 1 in 325 chance of winning. Call Heather at 204-870-1210 to get yours.