The Portage Islanders managed to claw one point of out Notre Dame in South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League action at the PCU Centre. They fell 7-6 in a shootout to extend their losing streak to five games.

"We made a good push at the end of the game," says Islanders' Eric DeLong, who finished with two goals on the night. "We had a lot of chances through the game but we didn't finish them until the ones at the end. The Hawks, on the other hand, were very opportunistic on their chances."

Portage jumped out to a one-nothing lead thanks to Zack Waldvogel's first of the night. It was the only goal scored in a physical first period.

IMG 7629The Islanders celebrate Waldvogel's second goal of the night in the third period to get them within one.

Notre Dame combined for five goals in 11 minutes in the second period while the Islanders only found the back of the net twice. Tanner Waldvogel scored first and Anders Strome followed up with a powerplay goal. The score was 5-3 at after 40 minutes.

Zack Waldvogel scored his second of the night three minutes into the third on the powerplay to get the Islanders within one. Notre Dame's furious attack continued to throw hits at the Portage defence and it paid off in the form of a late goal to make it 6-4 with two-and-a-half minutes left in the game. As fans thought the game might be out of reach for the Islanders Eric DeLong scored twice in 11 seconds to tie the game with a minute to go.

Notre Dame had several chances to finish things off in overtime but a strong Portage penalty kept the Hawks off the board and forced overtime. The visitors went first in the shootout and Steve Clark was stoned by Mitch Wiebe. Anders Strome shot first for Portage and got them ahead 1-0 with a shot the beat Hawks' goalie Brett Timmerman. The next two Notre Dame shooters found the back of the net to put pressure on Islanders' final shooter Eric DeLong, who missed on the final chance to tie things up.ZACK WALDVOGEL POSTZack Waldvogel nailing the post in the shootout

"The physical game isn't necessarily our game but I think we hold our own against people pretty good," says DeLong on the Hawks' intensity throughout. "That's a staple of their game. They're a meat and potatoes team, and there were definitely that here."

The Islanders are off until Sunday when they visit Winkler. The loss drops them to 9-2-3 this season.

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SCOREBOARD

Friday, May 26th

 

High School Soccer Zone 3 Tournament Wpg
PCI Trojans 0 Vincent Massey 3

Southwest Baseball League
Boissevain 5 Rivers 4
Oak River 5 Elkhorn 2
Deloraine 8 Souris 4
Reston 10 Virden 5

Border West Baseball League
Killarney 6 Pilot Mound 5
Baldur 7 Clearwater 3
Cartwright 9 Winkler 4

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Elmwood 23 Pembina Valley 3
Carillon 7 St. Boniface 3
St. James 9 Interlake 5

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 3 Wichita 2 (10 innings)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 7 Texas 6
Oakland 4 New York 1
Kansas City 6 Cleveland 4
Boston 3 Seattle 0
Houston 2 Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 5 Minnesota 2
Chicago 8 Detroit 2

National League
New York 8 Pittsburgh 1
Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 2
Washington 5 San Diego 1
Arizona 4 Milwaukee 2 (10 innings)
Colorado 10 St. Louis 0
Los Angeles 4 Chicago 0
Atlanta 2 San Francisco 0

Interleague
Miami 8 L.A. Angels 5

Saturday, May 27th

High School Soccer Zone 3 Tournament Wpg
Girls
PCI Saints vs Oak Park, 9 a.m.
PCI Saints vs St. Mary's 12 p.m.
PCI Saints vs Vincent Massey 3 p.m.
Boys
PCI Trojans vs Fort Richmond, 10:30 a.m.
PCI Trojans vs St. Paul's, 1:30 p.m.

Manitoba High School Field Lacrosse League
R.D. Parker at PCI Trojans, 12:30 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Texas at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Oakland at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
Seattle at Boston, 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland, 3:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Houston, 6:15 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, d/h 1:10 & 4:40 p.m.

National League
San Diego at Washington, 3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m.
Chicago at Los Angeles, 6:15 p.m.
New York at Pittsburgh, 6:15 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
Atlanta at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

Interleague
L.A. Angels at Miami, 3:10 p.m.

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