The Portage Terriers have bolstered their lineup, not only by making a few trades, but also by having one of their more prominent players return to action. Forward Daniel Siso played his first game since November 22 on Wednesday night against the Virden Oil Capitals.
The 19-year-old led the Terriers in goals last year and was second in points. Siso is currently averaging over a point per game when he's been on the ice this season. He says it was great to finally be back.
"Definitely felt 100 per cent. I have to get back in the groove but I think it was a pretty good start."
Siso was able to find the back of the net in his first game back. While it was against an empty net, he says it was nice to get that first one out of the way. The assistant captain gives thanks to his teammates for helping him stay motivated throughout the rehab process.
The Calgary native will be looking to continue to get back into peak form tonight as the Terriers welcome the Neepawa Titans to Stride Place. Siso outlines what they have to do to notch their fifth consecutive victory.
"Just focus on the basics and come out a bit stronger to get the two points. Come watch us. It's going to be a fun ride here down the final stretch."
Neepawa has won four of their last five contests heading into tonight's matchup, and the Titans have the second-best power-play in the MJHL.
The Terriers will look to fend off the Titans tonight at Stride Place with puck drop set for 7:30.
Tale of the Tape
Terriers: Hayden Lacquette (12G, 26A, 38Pts)
Titans: Hayden Stocks (16G, 17A, 33Pts)
Terriers: Bailey Monteith (2.71GAA, 0.900SV%)
Titans: Mason Lobreau (2.70GAA, 0.915SV%)