Portage Terriers continued their winning streak in the 2015-16 playoffs, recording their 10th consecutive win Sunday in Steinbach.
Terriers defeated the hometown Pistons 3-0, giving the defending MJHL champions a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Turnbull Trophy final. Game 3 goes Wednesday night in Portage.
Nathan Park, 20, recorded the shutout for Terriers, who received goals from Brad Bowles, Braydon MacDonald (powerplay) and Jeremy Leipsic.
“We wanted to make sure we dictated the flow of the game tonight,” Terriers’ GM/Head Coach Blake Spiller told CFRY-Radio.
“We tried to set the tempo and our goaltender made some big saves when we needed it. It was a solid effort from puck drop to the final buzzer. We wanted to come in and try to get Game Two.
“Steinbach has a veteran group; they’re not going to pack it in.”
Spiller and his Terriers are aware that the Pistons will come out strong on Wednesday.
“We know they will try and throw everything at us in Game Three. We need to make sure we’re still moving the puck around and keep up the tempo.”