The 2015 Western Canada Cup is turning into a goal scorer's paradise.
Through two games on Opening Saturday 18 goals had been scored, and
Sunday's afternoon affair between the MJHL and SJHL Champs fell right in
After dropping their tournament opener 3-1 to the host Fort McMurray Oil
Barons, the Portage Terriers came out flying and jumped out to a 2-0
lead after one.
The line of Jordyn Boyd, Tyler Jeanson and Dane Schioler combined for 6
points in the opening period as the Terriers fired 17 shots on goal in
the opening period.
The Mustangs found themselves in penalty trouble to start the 2nd and
Shawn Bowles made the Mustangs pay, notching his 1st of the WCC to give
the Dogs a 3-0 lead.
Melfort would get their first tournament goal nearly 10 minutes later as
Nick Hermary tapped home his 1st on a great feed from Cole Hyrsky.
As quickly as the Mustangs gained momentum, the Terriers took it away.
Andrew Zerban walked into the zone off the ensuing faceoff and restored
the three goal lead just 11 seconds later.
Melfort would come out flying in the 3rd period and got a pair of goals
from Cole Hyrsky and Justin Boyer to cut the lead to 4-3.
A furious late effort by the Mustangs couldn't harvest any fruit and
Portage added an insurance marker and an empty netter to seal the deal
and bring their record back to even ground at 1-1.
The Mustangs fall to 0-1 on the tournament and will now face the 0-1 Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) tonight (Mon)
Game time is 7:30.
The MJHL champion Terriers on the other hand, their next action will be tomorrow afternoon taking on the Penticton Vees.