The Portage Terriers are now winners of three straight games. Portage's own Ryan Botterill chipped in on every goal in Winnipeg last night to help the Dogs pick up a 4-1 victory over the Freeze.
The Freeze opened the scoring on the power-play but Botterill responded less than two minutes later, and it was all Terriers from there.
Brandon McCartney gave the Terriers the lead later in the first, and Botterill extended it to 3-1 when he put home his 25th goal of the year just 45 seconds into the second period.
An empty netter from Daniel Siso late in the third would seal the deal and give Portage the 4-1 win.
This was a big win for the Dogs as they were missing Brenden Holba, Kaden Kohle, and Parker Scherr due to suspension, and Austin McLean, Matt Wisener, and Slade Stanick are all sidelined with injuries. So, the Terriers went into this game with nine forwards and five defencemen but were still able to make it work.
The Terriers and Freeze will play again tonight at Stride Place, and Portage will be short-handed once again. Kohle and Scherr will be out for three more games, and Holba will be eligible to return on Tuesday in Selkirk.
Puck drop for tonight's rematch is set for 7:30.