Henry looking for his chance in front.
The Terriers suffered their 1st loss in 13 games to the Swan Valley Stampeders. The game jumped off much the same as it has for the last 12 with the Terriers up by 2 on goals from Hendrix and Weston. They would head in to the dressing room after 20 minutes with a 2-1 lead.
With 7 minutes left to go in the 2nd period the Stampeders would tie the game on a goal by Martin and that’s the way the period would end.
The Stampeders would then go on to score 2 more and take a 4-2 lead over the Terriers until Sokoloski would find the back of the net with the extra attacker at 17:15 of the 3rd. It would be too little too late as the horn sounded Swan Valley handed the Terriers their 1st loss in 13 games.
The Terriers were looking to put another win up on the board as they headed to Wayway for the first time this season. Once again the Terriers got off to a great start with Knaub scoring his 1st goal in his second game. The dogs had a 2-0 lead until halfway through the 1st when former Terrier Krisjon Finnson would score on rookie goaltender Travis Klassen. There would be one more goal each in the period, Lough for Wayway and Bowles for Portage just before getting a game misconduct for a hit from behind.
Portage would keep the 1 goal lead until 12 seconds left in the 2nd with a powerplay goal from Brett Orr. The Terriers were back up by 2.
Ham and Swedlo another former Terrier would find the back of Portage’s net within 30 seconds of each other in the 3rd and that’s all she wrote for Klassen. Spiller would pull the young net minder trying to change things up for his team.
The game would be decided in overtime as Dean Stewart would blow down the left side and sauce a nice pass to Nick Henry on the 2 on 1 who would drive it home for the game winner.
A tough weekend for the Terriers who narrowly escaped with 2 points. Coach Spiller mentions looking forward to the return of some injured vets who can fill some gaps in his line-up. He also credits the win to some strong play from rookies Henry and Brakel as well as a solid game from Brett Orr.
The Terriers next game is on Thursday, November 12th in Headingly vs. the Winnipeg Blues. Game time 7:00pm.