The Portage Terriers won both of their weekend matches against the Selkirk Steelers and remain tied for top spot with Steinbach in the MJHL. Friday, just under 900 folks were in attendance for Ukrainian night at Stride Place as the Dogs beat the Selkirk Steelers 2-1. Bryden Kiesman scored both goals and Jayden Catellier turned aside 33 of 34 shots. Catellier was on his game again the next night but this time in steel town. This time he picked up the shutout stopping all 32 shots he faced in a 2-0 victory. N
Nine Terriers are off to Winnipeg for the MJHL-SJHL showcase event. All-stars from each league will go head-to-head in front of scouts and fans on Tuesday and Wednesday. On the 18U team are Jordan Murray, Parker Scherr, and Austin Peters. For the 20U black squad, it's Brandon McCartney joining Daniel Siso. The 20U Red team features Kian Calder, Hayden Lacquette, Ryan Botterill, and Matt Wisener. The next regular season game is Friday in Winnipeg against the Freeze and the next home game is Saturday against the same team.
Steve Christie stopped 40 shots as the Portage Islanders defeated the Ile des Chenes Northstars 5-2 Sunday at Stride Place. Zack Waldvogel, Nick Henry, Jared Roy, Joey Sutherland and Tanner Lesann did the goal scoring for the SEMHL leading Islanders who improved to a perfect 15-0. Matthew Osadick and Tyler Swerdyliak replied for the Northstars who are in seventh place with 17 points, one back of the Notre Dame Hawks and Red River Wild. The Wild scored four unanswered third period goals en route to a 6-1 victory over Altona. Jayden Sabourin had a pair of goals for Red River. Adam Henry had the lone goal for the Maroons.
Jesse Toth scored his third goal of the game 1:39 into overtime to lift the Gladstone Lakers past the Neepawa Farmers 7-6. Jory Geddes added two goals and three helpers while singles went to Tom Coutts and Gabriel Beaulieu. Kyle MacDonald had two goals and three assists for the Farmers. Nolan Speiss, Garrett Rempel, Reigan Buchanan and Benoit Mowbray had the other Neepawa goals. The Lakers moved two points ahead of the Minnedosa Bombers in the race for first place in the Tiger Hills Hockey League’s East Division. Gladstone has two games left and the Bombers have one.
In the Manitoba U18 female hockey league, Leah Pouteau potted the shootout winner as the Pembina Valley Hawks shaded the Central Plains Capitals 2-1. Courtney Dupuis had the lone goals for the Caps.
The Portage Men's bonspiel happened over the weekend with 14 teams taking part. The A event was won by the Brett Moxham team. The B event was won by the Bruce Belton foursome, C honours went to team Dean Moxham team and the D Event was won by the Daryl Bachalo foursome.
Owen Pederson scored his second goal of the game 2:42 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Ice past the Calgary Hitmen 5-4. Carson Latimer, Easton Armstrong and Graham Sward also scored for the Ice who led 4-2 until Oliver Tulk and Sean Tschigerl scored power play goals 1:20 apart late in the third period.
Cole Maier, Leon Gawanke and Dominic Toninato did the goal scoring as the Manitoba Moose edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 at Canada Life Centre.