File photo. Jeremey Leipsic celebrating a goal in Wayway.
The Terriers finish up the regular season on a high with a 5-4 win over Wayway and Jeremey Leipsic notching his 100th point with a short-handed game winning goal.
Wayway opened the scoring on the powerplay with a goal from Trevor Kavanaugh. Josh Martin tied the game at one with 2 minutes to go in the first, Barnstable and Sokoloski picking up the assists.
The Wolverines’ Kavanaugh was good for 2 more in the second completing the hat trick by 19:10 for a 2 goal lead on the dogs. Ty Enns found the back of the net 30 seconds later to close the gap to one heading in to the final frame.
Quintin Cubbon restored the 2 goal lead for Wayway early in the third. Barnstable and Sokoloski added markers to draw even and it looked like the game was headed to overtime. Jeremey Leipsic with 50 seconds left to go in the game and the regular season potted his 100th point with a short-handed goal.
“It meant a lot to reach this milestone in the final game of the season and I’m glad it contributed to us getting the win here today. I think we’ve got a really good team and if we’re playing our best every night we will give ourselves a good chance to have success in playoffs.” – Jeremey Leipsic
The Terriers will head in to the first round against the Selkirk Steelers with the dates of that series to be determined. In 6 meetings this season Portage won the first 3 meetings and Selkirk won the last 3 with Portage scoring 29 goals and Selkirk scoring 23.