The Portage Terriers' offense had a big night, peppering the Winnipeg Blues with 28 shots throughout the game. The Portage Terriers took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Daniel Mckitrick.
Daniel Mckitrick chipped in with 2 goals and James Mcisaac delivered for his team with 2 goals. Brandon Marques contributed with 2 goals and Ethan Unrau had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 assists.
During the first, Marques opened the scoring for the Blues with a goal at 7:38 with helpers from his linemates, Unrau and Olstad. Funk answered for Portage with a goal at 13:30 with assists from teammates Santin and Doyle.
In the second, Mckitrick deposited a goal at 5:04 with helpers from Leipsic and Dwyer. Mckitrick quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 5:21 with assists from his linemates, Leipsic and Brakel. Mcisaac put in a goal at 13:52.
In the third period, Mcisaac netted a goal at 4:15 with a helper from Sokoloski. Sokoloski scored a goal at 10:00 with assists from Leipsic and Doyle. Marques answered for the Blues with a goal at 19:54 with helpers from his linemates, Unrau and Behun.
Portage’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Aiken as he stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced. On the other hand, Aiken’s counterpart, Gnidziejko, and the Blues’ defense had some trouble stopping only 18 of 24 shots.
This win brings the Portage Terriers’ record to (2-0-0-0).