Terriers get Slammed by Woodstock
Dylan Lynch/Hockey Canada Images - Portage Terriers goaltender Adam Iwan keeps his eye on the puck during a 4-1 loss to the Woodstock Slammers at Humboldt, Sask.'s Elgar Peterson Arena on Monday.
The Portage Terriers dropped their second game of the RBC Cup in Humboldt with a 4-1 loss to the Woodstock Slammers on Tuesday, May 7. The Terriers' Andrew Wiebe scored the lone goal for the Terriers late in the third period. Coach Blake Spiller explained that the Terriers just couldn't find their way following their lengthy game with the Soo Thunderbirds the previous night.
"We shot ourselves in the foot here early, coming off a long game again similar to Game 7 with Humboldt, sometimes you need to get one to get some energy, to bring some energy throughout the group. Obviously we had a slow start and we just couldn't find the way to get some energy and that's the way it went," Spiller said.
The Slammers led 3-0 after both the first and second periods.
Robert Visca, Andrew Langan, Ben MacSwain and Ryan Purvis scored for the Slammers.
"We hoped that we were going to get a good start and we didn't seem to find the energy until we were down 3-0.
The Terriers' Brent Wold took a checking from behind major in the first period, Spiller explained that the team drew energy from that.
"We got that five minute major and we seemed to get some energy out of that. We just couldn't find a way to get that score to get that energy," Spiller said.
Wiebe scored for Portage 2:38 into the third period.
The Terriers now have a day off before facing the Penticton Vees on Wednesday night. They then face the host Humboldt Broncos to conclude round robin play on Thursday night.
"We are going to play some pretty good teams here, we'll be ready Wednesday," said Spiller.
"We are going to run into a hornet's nest here tomorrow, I don't think anyone would expect Penticton to be 0-2 and we'll see what happens here," Spiller said.