Portage Forces Game 7 with 5-2 Win in Swan

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A strong third period by the Portage Terriers sunk any hopes of Swan Valley hoisting the Turnbull Cup on home ice Thursday night [April 18, 2019] in Swan River.

The Terriers scored four goals in the third period, beating the Stampeders 5-2 and forcing game 7.

The MJHL leading point getter Bradly Goethals kicked things off tonight ripping one home high blocker side on Nathan Moore 3:20 into the first, which sent the sold out crowd into a frenzy.

Scoring would resume late in the second period as Owen Murray tied the game, beating a sprawled out Merek Pipes with 12 seconds left in the middle frame.

Alex Uryga regained the Stamps’ lead, snapping home his sixth of the year 2:20 into the third. Portage tied the game just over 11 minutes later as Kolton Schindle would find a wide open Reece Henry wide open in the slot, burying his fifth of the playoffs. Chase Brakel would grab his seventh of the playoffs a minute forty later. Jay Buchholz would score two empty net goals and the Terriers would skate to a 5-2 win.

The Turnbull Cup Series will now shift to Portage for Game 7, Monday April 22nd.

Puck drop is 7:30pm. Tickets are available online through www.portageterriers.com