Terriers still alive at Western Canada Cup

Portage Terriers’ Brad Bowles was the hero of the day Saturday in Estevan, scoring the winning goal in a 3-2 double overtime decision over Melfort Mustangs. The Terriers play Sunday night against the loser of Saturday’s gold medal game.

The winning goal came with only eight minutes remaining in the second OT period.

“‎We’re a happy group,” Terriers GM/Head Coach Blake Spiller told CFRY-Radio.

“It was a tough grind today. It was a tough game. Everybody is just beat. I have a lot of respect for Melfort. We’ve played them six times over the last two years.

“Now we have to regroup and be ready for our next game. That’s the next one we have to win”

Two teams from the WCC advance to the RBC Cup in Lloydminister.

Terriers’ rookie Chase Brakel tied the game midway through the third period. Once again Nathan Park was outstanding in the Terrier net, making some huge saves in both overtime periods.