The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Champion Portage Terriers have taken the early lead atop the standings at the Jr A Western Canada Cup Tournament in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
The Terriers improved to 2-0 Sunday Night with a 3-2 win over the host Estevan Bruins. Captain Brad Bowles scored twice for Portage, including the game winner midway through the third period.
Adam Wowryk opened scoring late in the first period for the Terriers who opened play Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Champion Melfort Mustangs.
Monday’s schedule has the 1-0 Brooks Bandits playing the 0-1 Melfort Mustangs. Portage is back in action Tuesday Afternoon to meet the BC Hockey League Champion West Kelowna Warriors who shutout Estevan in their opening game Saturday before losing 4-2 to Brooks on Sunday.
The top two teams from this Tournament will be the Western Canada 1 and 2 representatives at the RBC Cup National Junior A Championship which begins May 14th in Lloydminster, Alberta. The Terriers are the defending champs after hosting that event in 2015.