Terriers Win in Wayway

The Terriers celebrate their second win of 2020

The Portage Terriers’ offence came alive Tuesday night as they beat the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 6-4. A strong second period with four straight goals including two on the power play gave Portage the edge.

The Terriers jumped out to an early lead in the first period. Parker Malchuk found the back of the net finishing off a nice “give and go” with Kolton Shindle. It was his first as a Terrier since being acquired from the Neepawa Natives at the trade deadline. The lead was short lived with Waywayseecappo scoring moments later. After a turnover at the point, a rebound came to Portager Brody Moffatt and he was able to tap it in the net. The Wolverines’ deadly power play struck near the end of the first giving them a 2-1 lead heading to the intermission.

The second period started with a Terrier man advantage. After an extended period of sustained pressure Caelan McPhee deposited the puck at the side of the net. Portage regained their lead four minutes later. McPhee blasted his second of the night over the shoulder of Colin Ahern from the mid slot. Things kept rolling for the Terriers as they continued to get shots on net. Sam Huston caught the Wolverines on a bad line change and sprung Reece Henry on a breakaway. He finished the play with a beautiful backhand deke. Noah Giesbrecht started the series with a long pass and got an assist. After another stretch of sustained pressure Jacob Piller scored the Terriers’ fifth goal of the night giving them a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the third period.

Waywayseecappo started to mount a comeback in the final frame scoring in the first few minutes. Portage regained their three goal lead when Malchuk notched his second of the night. As the period wound down Rayman Bassi scored on the power play for the Wolverines but it wouldn’t be enough.

Giesbrecht stopped 27 shots for his second win with the Terriers. The Dogs finished the night 2/3 on the power play. Portage continues this stretch away from home on Friday night when they visit the Dauphin Kings. The Terriers remain in third place one point back of Winkler and six behind Steinbach for first.

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