Celebrating Ryan Sokoloski’s eventual game winning goal.
Portage tied the series at 2 tonight at Stride Place with a 4-1 win over Selkirk.
It wasn’t the best start for the Terriers with Selkirk’s Hillis knocking home a rebound just 1:25 in to the first on the powerplay. Ty Barnstable tied the game halfway through the period making no mistake burying a pass from Josh Martin for his second of the post season. Portage took over the lead when Ryan Sokoloski’s shot found the back of the net through traffic with 1:13 to go in the period.
Portage ran in to some trouble in the second picking up 4 minors. The Dogs were strong on the penalty kill and held Selkirk to just 7 shots and hanging on to their one goal lead.
Selkirk’s Pruden took a minor for interference in the third giving the Terriers’ their first powerplay of the game and they weren’t about to waste the opportunity. Ty Enns scored his third of the post season rocketing a one timer from Riley Thiessen past Dola sending the water bottle flying.
With 1:25 to go in the game, Selkirk pulled their goalie looking to make something happen, but Jeremey Leipsic slammed the door shut scoring the empty netter for a 4-1 Terrier final.
Kurtis Chapman picked up his first win of the post season making 26 saves on the night.
Game five goes Friday night in Selkirk at 7:30pm with Game 6 back at Stride Place Monday evening.