The Orange and Black fell 3-1 to the Terriers in Portage on Friday night in their third exhibition game of the young 2015-2016 season. Newcomer Ryan Rosich scored the lone goal for the Flyers in the first of two straight games against the defending RBC Cup Champions.
Coming off their first win of the preseason, a 5-4 victory in Winnipeg back on Wednesday, the Flyers gave a number of their younger players another chance to impress the coaching staff. Midway through the first period, Nick Henry opened the scoring for the home side to give Portage a 1-0 lead after the first period.
Henry scored his second of the game, 2:59 into the second, before Keaton Leininger put the Terriers ahead 3-0 with 5:48 to play in the middle frame. Just over a minute and a half later, Edmonton product Ryan Rosich tipped in a Mitch Dyck point shot on the power-play, cutting the Terriers lead to 3-1. Fifteen year old Tyler Jubenvill also assisted on the goal.
Portage took their two goal lead into the second intermission and the score would stay that way through 60 minutes of play as Winkler’s preseason record slipped to (1-2).
Mackenzie Chalmers played the entire game in goal for the Flyers making 28 saves as the Terriers outshot the Flyers 31-27. Winkler went 1-for-7 on the power-play and a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty-kill.
The Flyers will host the Terriers in the rematch on Sunday night. Puck drop at the Winkler Recreation Complex is 7:30pm.