Defense and goaltending were key for the Portage Terriers last night as they snuck out a 2-1 win in Neepawa. The Natives came out hard early in the first period but Portage would withstand the pressure and get on the board first. As a 5 on 3 power play ended for Portage Ty Enns fired home a shot at the side of the net. Kirklan Lycar and Jeremey Leipsic recorded the assists.

Early in the second period Calvin Bliid crashed the net for Portage and picked up his 7th point in the last 4 games as he beat Evan Robert. Half way through the frame, Neepawa's top line of Ashton Anderson, John McCammon, and Justin Metcalf would strike on a 2 on 1. Anderson's pass perfectly hit the tape of McCammon and his shot went off the post and in past a sprawling Brock Aiken. The Terriers struggled to get meaningful scoring chances as the game progressed, while the momentum seemed to swing toward Neepawa. The Natives outshot Portage in the second 19-5.

Terrier GoalTerriers celebrate a goal

The Dogs came out physical in the third period and Brock Aiken continued his strong night making 10 more saves to pick up the win. Aiken stopped 36 of 37. Terrier head coach and GM Blake Spiller gives his goalie a lot of credit.

"I didn't think we generated much the whole night... They probably deserved to win this one, other than our goaltender was real good tonight. That's the only reason we got two points here tonight."

The Terriers are back in action on Wednesday in Winkler.

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Bliid ActionCalvin Bliid in action

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SCOREBOARD

Sunday, May 28th

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Elmwood 14 Interlake 1
1st game: Brandon 5 Altona 0
2nd game: Brandon 9 Altona 0
Carillon at St. James (ppd)

Manitoba Ladies Super Softball League
U-14
Central Energy 11 South Interlake 1
Central Energy 6 South Interlake 3

Memorial Cup
Championship Game
Windsor 4 Erie 3

Major League Baseball
American League
Texas 3 Toronto 1
New York 9 Oakland 5
Cleveland 10 Kansas City 1
Seattle 5 Boston 0
Tampa Bay 8 Minnesota 6 (14 innings)
Chicago 7 Detroit 3
Houston 8 Baltimore 4
National League
Cincinnati 8 Philadelphia 4
San Diego 5 Washington 3
Milwaukee 9 Arizona 5
Colorado 8 St. Louis 4
San Francisco 7 Atlanta 1
Los Angeles 9 Chicago 4
New York 7 Pittsburgh 2
Interleague
Miami 9 L.A. Angels 2

Monday, May 29th

NHL
Stanley Cup Final
Nashville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

American Baseball Association
Sioux Falls at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Seattle at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
Cincinatti at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Angels, 8:07 p.m.
American League
New York at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, 3:10 p.m.
Detroit at Kansas City, 6:15 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
National League
Los Angeles at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Arizona at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 3:10 p.m.
Chicago at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.
Philadelphia at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

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