The Portage Terriers' final home game of 2022 is being postponed. The Dogs were set to welcome the Winnipeg Freeze to Stride Place tonight but that game will now take place at a later date. The cancelation is due to poor road conditions.
The Portage Terriers are set to return to Stride Place tonight as they play host to the Winnipeg Freeze.
The Terriers were ranked eighth in the MJHL's power rankings this week, despite the Canadian Junior Hockey League having Portage as a top ten Junior A hockey team in all of Canada. A large part of the drop in the league rankings is due to their two consecutive losses last week, as well as losing three of their last five games.
Luckily for Portage, they will look to get back in the win column against the team with the most losses this season. The Freeze have just two wins through 26 games this season and are by far the worst team in the league, statistically.
Winnipeg enters this game with just six points, while the team one spot ahead of them in the standings has 22 points. The Freeze have a -74 goal differential and are the only team in the league with less than 90 total goals this season, as they have only found the back of the net 59 times.
The Terriers, on the other hand, have a +36 goal differential and have scored the second-most total goals with 127.
Portage was set to take on the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday night but that game has been postponed due to poor road conditions. With that being the case, the Terriers have just three more games to play before taking two weeks off for the holidays.
Tonight's contest will be the last one in Portage in 2022. Join the Terriers at Stride Place tonight and cheer them out of their two-game losing streak, with puck drop set for 7:30.
Tale of the Tape
Terriers: Hayden Lacquette (11G, 24A, 35Pts)
Freeze: Nathan Lenoski (11G, 7A, 18Pts)
Terriers: Bailey Monteith (2.94GAA, 0.892SV%)
Freeze: Keegan Gordon (4.61GAA, 0.902SV%)