Mathieu Moreira scored in the third period, and the Blues locked it down until the final buzzer to win their sixth straight game 2-1.
The first period saw both teams playing hard hockey, with neither team able to gain an advantage on the other. The two goalies played spectacular hockey and almost both left the period perfect. With one minute left, Josiah Vanderhooft opened the scoring with a nice shot over the shoulder of Chris Fines.
No goals were scored in the second, but both teams went on a parade to the penalty box. The two teams combined for 20 minutes of penalties in the middle frame. There was only five minutes and one second of five-on-five hockey in the period.
Once the third period began, Portage threw everything they had at the Blues to tie the game.
They controlled the early pace, but Mathieu Moreira had an early goal on a two-on-one to extend the Blues lead to two.
The Terriers continued to pound Winnipeg with pucks, firing 22 shots at Dawson Green in the final two periods. Tyler Dodgson finally beat the Blues keeper late on a diving effort goal, but the Blues held out the rest of the game and escaped with the one-goal victory.
The two teams will face off again next week at the RINK Training Centre, Friday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.