The Portage Terriers are now 10-0 over the last five seasons in Neepawa. The Dogs annihilated the Titans tonight coming away with an 8-0 victory.
The Dogs opened the scoring early as Ryan Botterill broke up a play in the neutral zone and made a pass to Jamie Valentino. This created a 2-on-1 opportunity where Valentino kept it himself but was stopped, however, Daniel Siso was there to put home his third goal of the season.
Late in the frame, the Terriers had another 2-on-1 opportunity as Roman Cherniak dished the puck to Alyandro De Leon, who ripped the one-timer past Neepawa goaltender Mason Lobreau. 2-0 Terriers after 20 minutes.
The second period is when things got out of hand, as Ryan Botterill started it off with a beautiful shot that went off the post and in after less than 20 seconds of play. This was an unassisted marker, and a power-play marker as Hayden Stocks was still serving time for a tripping penalty he took late in the first. Goal number three was also the end of the night for Lobreau as Peyton Trzaska spent the rest of the night in the crease for Neepawa but it ultimately didn't make much of a difference.
Minutes later, the Dogs once again had a 2-on-1 opportunity. This time it was Hayden Chaloner who brought the puck in and Brenden Holba who finished off the play and made it 4-0.
With less than two minutes left in the period, Austin Peters took a shot that was stopped but caused a scramble in front. During the mayhem, Sequoia Swan was able to corral the puck and put it into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.
About 30 seconds later, Chaloner brought the puck in on the rush and made a pass back to Brandon Funk, who made no mistake. This made it 6-0 Portage going into the third.
Lacquette and Peters added goals in the third to bring the final score to 8-0 Portage. Bailey Monteith was credited with the win and the shutout for the Terriers as he made some huge saves early in the first to keep the Terriers in front and stood his ground the rest of the way.
The Dogs will return to home ice tomorrow night as they host the Winnipeg Blues at 7:30.