The Terriers Punch their Ticket to MJHL Final

Terriers celebrate McIsaac’s game winning goal.

For the third straight year the Terriers will be playing for the Turnbull Cup. . The Terriers beat the favorited Pistons 2-0 in game 6 last night at Stride Place in front of a packed house.

Both teams were off to a slow start with no score after twenty minutes and the Pistons outshooting the Dogs 10-6.

Portage started the 2nd period on the penalty kill and Sokoloski picked up the puck coming out of the box and scored on the powerplay. The goal was called back and Sokoloski was assessed another minor for touching the puck without completely exiting the box.

At 7:33 James McIsaac buried his first of the post season 5 hole on Bengert that would count for the Terrier lead. Three minutes later, Mickoski found mesh on a rebound and Portage was up by 2.

With a 2-0 lead the Terriers played strong in their own end and got pucks deep. Chapman made a big save with just over 3 minutes to go in the third to keep the Terriers momentum. With 1:12 to go in the game, the Pistons called a time out and pulled the goalie for the extra attacker, but Portage shut them down.

Chapman picks up the shut-out and his first win of the series making 27 saves. Portage knocked off the first place Pistons in 6 games to advance to the MJHL final against the OCN Blizzard.

The schedule will be posted on the website, later today.