Stamps Drop Game 3 In Portage 3-2, Trail MJHL Final 2-1

Louisiana Pacific Game Report  

After winning their first ever game in the MJHL Finals, the Stamps’ were looking to keep that momentum going in Portage Wednesday night.

The Stampeders would come up short, losing 3-2 to the Portage Terriers, and now trail 2-1 in the MJHL Finals.

The Portage Terriers jumped all over the Stamps’ in game 3. Merek Pipes stood on his head in the opening frame, stopping all 16 shots he faced.

Portage opened the scoring as Scott Mickoski was left all alone in front of the net, burying his fourth of the playoffs 2:37 into the middle frame. Jay Buchholz added to the Terriers lead just over 12 minutes later. The Stamps’ pushed back late in the period but couldn’t solve Ethan Peterson.

Alex Uryga started the comeback for Swan, tucking in his fifth of the post season at 4:43 of the third. Dane Hirst would tie the game just over three minutes later. Scott Mickoski would score the eventual game winner on a four minute power play late in the third period.

Swan pulled their goalie but couldn’t find the equalizer, and the Terriers skated to a 3-2 win on home ice.

Final shots on goal were 37-18 for Portage.

The series will now shift back to Swan River for Game 4 Saturday night. Puck drop is at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door.