The Portage Terriers picked up 3 of a possible 4 points over the weekend as the team continues a five game stretch on the road.
The club kicked things off Friday night in Dauphin, one of the top teams in the league so far this season. The Terriers came out strong scoring the only goals in the first and second period before building up a 5-0 lead by adding three more in the first half of the third. Things looked pretty safe but the Kings would get three past Portage netminder Jayden Catellier in the back half of the frame to make it interesting. Catellier earned his 7th win of the season turning aside 36 of the 39 shots he faced while Alyandro De Leon and Evan Lachimea led the way on the scoresheet with a goal and two assists each.
Saturday night, things started off just as well in Winnipeg as the Terriers jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead against the Freeze. This time though the Freeze would reply with 2 of their own in the second frame setting up a third period showdown. The Dogs would score first but the Freeze tied things up with 57 seconds left in the game and then went on to win it 4-3 in overtime scoring just 44 seconds in. The Terriers outshout the Freeze 37-29 and Gavin Renwick was tagged with the loss in goal while Slade Stanick and Daniel Siso pitched in with a goal and assist each.
The weekend leaves the Terriers with a 13-5-5 record which is good for 31 points and third spot in their division. Winkler also has 31 point but has also played 5 fewer games while Steinbach sits on top with 35 points. The team has two more road games Wednesday in Winkler and Saturday in Selkirk before they return home to Stride Place and host Neepawa on Sunday.
The Terriers also made a trade late last week when they acquired 19 year old forward Owen Underhill from the Battlefords North Stars in exchange for a player development fee and future considerations. Underhill made his debut on the weekend and scored a goal and assist in his first two matches. The speedy forward also played 2 games in Portage last spring with the Stars at the Centennial Cup in Portage.
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