As the Terriers opened their 50th Anniversary season at home, the jerseys were different but it was business as usual. Portage won in convincing fashion beating the Winnipeg Blues 6-2 in game 2 of the home and home weekend.
Terrier Alumni Ed Larkin and Bob Calder drop the puck on the 50th Anniversary season.
Winnipeg opened the scoring 7:38 in the first after being shut out in game one. It was their first and last lead of the game. Portage local Reilly Funk tied the game taking advantage of the perfect pass from Nick Doyle for his first MJHL goal.
Funk picks up his first MJHL goal in front of his hometown crowd.
From there it was all Portage. McKitrick scored back to back goals in a 24 second span 5 minutes in to the period. James McIsaac padded the Terriers lead scoring a shorthanded goal to giving the Terriers a 4-1 lead heading in to intermission.
The Blues came out in the third looking to get back in the game, but faced a strong Brock Aiken in net for the Terriers. McIsaac buried his second of the night and third of the season with another shorthanded goal at the 4:15 mark. Ryan Sokoloski made it 6 for the dogs with his first of the season.
Aiken with another strong showing in net making 23 saves for the win.
Winnipeg managed to get one passed Aiken on a second rebound with 6 seconds remaining, but it wouldn’t effect the outcome.
The Terriers picked up 4 points and will face the Steinbach Pistons also with 2 wins, on Wednesday at Stride Place.
Stevenson ties up LeBlanc and Aiken makes the save.
McKitrick celebrates his second goal of the game just 24 seconds after his first.
Sokoloski scores his first of the season.