The Portage Terriers have known who they'll play in the first round of the playoffs for a while now, and they're ready for the puck to drop.

Game one of the Turnbull Cup for the Dogs takes place March 22 at 7 p.m. as they battle the Winkler Flyers. Forward Nolan Nenow and Goalie Jayden Catellier caught up with PortageOnline, and despite the Flyers having home-ice advantage in the series, they believe they've set themselves in a position to win.

"Everyone's getting excited for it," explains Nenow. "Everyone tries to amp it up to another level of play because we want to win, but we don't try to take it too far to the point where we get nervous. It's been fun so far."

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Catellier adds that they'll be in great shape if they come out of the gate hot.

"We're playing game one in Winkler, and they have a great crowd there," says Catellier. I think we just have to weather the storm for the first part of the game, and then we'll get settled in."

Nenow adds that this team is one of the tightest that he's been a part of, a sentiment that Catellier shares.

"We're all close; I feel like there's not a single guy in the locker room I don't get along with," notes Catellier.

While the team is playing for the teammates suiting beside them, they're also finding inspiration from the community of Portage la Prairie. Both Nenow and Catellier enjoyed playing in the City of Possibilities.

"It's been awesome; I've loved every minute of it," says Nenow. "I'm from the States, and it's great to see how everyone comes together and supports the team. I love it."

Game two of the series, the first game played in Portage, will occur on Sunday, March 24. All of the games will be broadcast on 920 CFRY.