8. That was the number of powerplay goals alone in today's Portage Terriers game, as they fell 7-4 to Viden in MJHL hockey at the PCU a Centre.
Things looked great for Portage in the first, with a powerplay goal and most of the time-on-attack, it looked to be in their favour. They added a second powerplay goal halfway through the frame, but the Oil Caps converted on a five-on-three powerplay to cut the lead to one heading into the second period.
Two powerplay goals highlighted the middle frame, which progressively slowed down as time expired. The Terriers scored first to regain their two-goal lead, but again Virden bounced back to within one. The Terriers finished the night three-for-five on the powerplay; Virden went five of six.
The third period was all Virden, with two powerplay goals, an even strength goal, and an empty net goal to finish the game. "(Virden's) powerplay was really good here tonight," says Terriers' head coach Blake Spiller. "We didn't find ways to defend against it. They've got five forwards on it and they move the puck around real well. As for the penalties, I thought we took a few we didn't need to and a few were questionable. We knew coming in their powerplay game was their whole game coming in and if you plan to play the special teams game, it's going to be tough to beat them."
The Terriers are back in Virden for a rematch Monday.
Zone 7 High School Basketball Junior Varsity Boys Carberry 67 MacGregor 48
Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League PCI Saints 4 St. John's Ravenscourt 1
NHL Anaheim 3 Winnipeg 2 N.Y. Rangers 3 Los Angeles 2 Washington 6 Carolina 1 Toronto 4 Calgary 0 San Jose 5 Colorado 2 Arizona 3 Florida 2 (OT)
NBA Washington 109 Charlotte 99 San Antonio 112 Brooklyn 86 Miami 105 Golden State 102 L.A. Clippers 115 Atlanta 105 Sacramento 109 Detroit 104 New Orleans 124 Cleveland 122 Milwaukee 127 Houston 114 New York 109 Indiana 103 Oklahoma City 97 Utah 95
Tuesday, January 24th
West Winnipeg Athletic Conference Basketball Tier Two Junior Varsity PCI Trojans at Stonewall, 5 p.m. PCI Saints at Stonewall, 6:30 p.m.
South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League Stonewall at Carman, 8 p.m.
MJHL Steinbach at Winkler, 7:30 p.m. OCN at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
KJHL Lundar at North Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
AHL Manitoba at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
NHL San Jose at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Calgary at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Nashville, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
NBA San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Philladelphia, 6 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 6 p.m. Boston at Washington, 6 p.m. Utah at Denver, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m.