Wolverines Don’t Quit In 5-4 Come From Behind Win Over Terriers

Kris Bladen scored the game-winner with 4:53 to play in the third period while Liam Tereposky was stellar in stopping 33 of 37 shots to secure a 5-4 come from behind win over the Portage Terriers on Saturday night.

It was the Terriers who would strike first when Joey Moffatt beat Liam Tereposky to give Portage an early 1-0 lead.

1:09 after Moffatt opened the scoring, Nick Doyle would cap off a nice passing play from Anthony Bilka and slap the puck to the back of the net to tie the game up at 1-1. Jack Kennedy picked up the other assist on the powerplay goal.

The Wolverines would continue to take some momentum away from Portage as former Terrier, Cody Thompson would blast one home from the point to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead. Nick Doyle picked up his second point of the night with an assist while Rayman Bassi would notch the other.

Early in the second period, Portage would get their legs under them and score a pair of quick goals. Just 2:20 apart, Mack Belinski and Lane Taylor would find the back of the Wolverines net to give the Terriers a 3-2 lead.

Nick Doyle would score his second of the night on the powerplay to tie the game up at 3-3 with 7:17 remaining in the period. Cody Thomson and Anthony Bilka would pick up their second points of the evening with the assists.

Less than one minute after Doyle tied the game, Logan Christensen would give the Terriers their lead back and head into the second intermission leading the Wolverines 4-3.

Jaymes Knee scored his 12th of the season on the powerplay to tie the game with under seven minutes to play in the third period. Alex Lucken and Conrad Phillips picked up the assists on the scoring play.

With 4:53 to play, Kris Bladen scored to give the Wolverines a 5-4 lead which would stand up to be the game-winner. Noah Westgate and Nick Doyle picked up assists on the winning goal.

Now 20-12-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines have a quick turnaround before they take on the Winkler Flyers on Sunday night in Waywayseecappo at 8:00.