Terriers double up Pistons
Portage Terrier forward James McIsaac celebrates following his second shorthanded goal of the game during Portage's 6-2 victory over Winnipeg Sunday evening at Stride Place. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)
The Dogs' four-game skid is but a distant memory.
Ty Barnstable and Jeremey Leipsic each found the back of the net and added a pair of assists while Brock Aiken was solid in net as the Portage Terriers downed the Steinbach Pistons 6-3 on the road Wednesday night to push the team's win streak to three.
James McIsaac opened the games scoring on a power play just past the 10-minute mark of the first. Recently acquired Rylee Zimmer – who the Terriers obtained earlier in the week in exchange for Daniel McKitrick – and Leipsic picked up the helpers.
After Braden Purtill tied it with his 10th of the season, rookie forward Joey Moffatt responded for Portage with his team high 6th of the season to restore the one-goal Terrier lead.
It was all Portage in the middle frame and the scoreboard reflected it, as Cole Oliver, Barnstable, Zimmer and Leipsic each scored in just over a 10 minute span to take a commanding 6-1 lead into the third period.
Darby Gula converted on an early period Piston power play and Declan Graham scored his second of the year before time expired but that's as close as Steinbach would get, falling for the first time this season at the T.G. Smith Centre.
Portage's Brock Aiken was steady between the pipes, turning aside 29 Piston shots in the win while Matthew Thiessen, who was chased after Portage's second period scoring surge, made 19 saves through 40 minutes in the losing effort.
Portage is back at it this weekend with a pair of games, beginning on the road Saturday in Waywayseecappo before returning home Sunday evening for a date with the Natives.