Portage Terriers defeated OCN Blizzard 3-2 in Game 3 of the Turnbull Cup final Wednesday night at Portage.
OCN now leads the best-of-seven final 2-1, with Game 4 going Thursday in Portage.
Takato Cox stepped into the hero role, scoring the eventual game-winner late in the third period. It was his second of the game. Josh Martin rounded out the Terriers’ scoring.
Lantz Hiebert and George King scored for the Blizzard, who posted previous wins of 8-3 and 6-0.
“I thought we were good early and it was good to get the lead,” Terriers’ GM/Head Coach Blake Spiller told CFRY-Radio.
“It allowed a mistake here and there, and you’re still in the game. I thought we were solid. This win gives us a chance to get back into series.”
Spiller admitted the Terriers played much stronger at home than on the road at OCN. “Had we scored early or even first, it might have changed things,” he said.
“The fans up there (OCN) are very loud. Scoring early might have changed that for us.”
EXTRA POINTS: The announced crowd was 1,300…First star was Cox…Game 5 is scheduled for OCN on Sunday (April 16).