Terriers faced off against the Blizzard last night at the PCU in a make up game from a game earlier in the season that was postponed due to weather.
James McIsaac scores the empty netter and the Terriers hung on for the 4-2 victory over OCN at the PCU Centre last night.
Portage came out strong in the first finishing checks and playing disciplined. Chase Brakel would put away a rebound to open the scoring at 15:22 less than 10 seconds in to a powerplay. The Terriers led 1-0 after 20 minutes.
It was then hometown boy Jared Roy’s turn as he buried a one timer pass from Ryan Sokoloski on the powerplay for a 2 goal Portage lead. Roy then added his 2nd of the night when he squeaked the eventual game winner 5 hole on Epp. With 6 minutes to go in the second Keevan Daniels Webb would find himself alone on a breakway after picking up the puck coming out of the penalty box. Looking to get OCN on the board, Aiken would stop him cold and the Terriers would carry the 2 goal lead in to the dressing room.
Portage found themselves in trouble in the 3rd taking 8 minor penalties with OCN looking to get in the game. Just passed the halfway point of the third Valiquette scored OCN’s first on the powerplay. 4 minutes later Dumont would close the gap to one just as the minor to Martin expired. At 14:59 Mackenzie Dwyer was given a 4 minute penalty for high sticking, but OCN was unable to tie the game.
Brock Aiken picked up the win and third star with 24 saves on the night. The Terriers will be back on the ice this Saturday at the PCU centre when they play host to the Swan Valley Stampeders. Currently these two teams each have 2 wins each this season with Swan winning the last 2.