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Clippers split the weekend with Voyageurs to take their first win

CARONPORT, SK— The Briercrest Clipper face off against the Portage College Voyageurs for the second game on Saturday afternoon. Portage with a 4-1 victory over Briercrest Friday evening.

The 1stperiod started with both teams reset and ready to play. Portage started with the first penalty of the game at 1:11, #4 Holden Daley for hooking. Briercrest next to the box, #13 Ben Feere— 2 minutes for slashing at 6:49; Portage making use of a power play opportunity scoring at 8:52 #25 Ian Jarvis, unassisted. Making the score 1-0 for Portage, but not for long; #21 Cale Kindrachuk scoring his first ACAC career goal at 10:01, assisted by #5 Halen Cordoni; tied at 1-1 halfway through the 1st. Briercrest next to score and take the lead at 11:19 #14 Austin Kozluk, assisted by #4 Ryley Cribbin and #28 Blayd Anholt. Briercrest maintains the lead and a cross checking penalty is called on Portage at 12:13, #16 Layne Anderson. Briercrest setting up in the offensive zone, trying to make use of a power play opportunity and at 13:11 #17 Joe Roach scores, assisted by #14 Austin Kozluk and #23 Jackson Siemens; making the score 3-1 in favour of Briercrest. Three more penalties handed out in the 1stperiod; Briercrest's #2 Ryan Laird 2 minutes for head contact at 16:13, Portage #24 Colby Livingstone hooking and Briercrest #20 Russell Olsen for hooking both at 18:33.  Period ends with Briercrest up 3-1, shots on goal Briercrest 6 to Portage 9.

The 2ndperiod starts out, both teams flying out of the gates. Portage making a goalie change at the beginning of the period, #35 Jordan Brant. Portage first to receive a penalty in the second; interference on #27 Ryan Symington 1:31, and then with a short-handed goal, Portage tightensup the gap at 2:33 #8 Brayden Dale, assisted by #4 Holden Daley. Briercrest scores another goal with beautiful the ice by #4 Ryley Cribbin, scored by #20 Russell Olsen, his first of the season at 12:28. The 2ndperiod ends with Briercrest leading 4-2 shots on goal 18 Portage and 17 for Briercrest. 

The final period starts with Portage getting a tripping call on #4 Holden Daley at 1:40. Briercrest extends the gap in the score at 5:00, making it 5-2 for Briercrest, #16 Aiden Nicholas taking the puck up the ice, then to #29 Andrew Sorensen and scored by #20 Russell Olsen. Briercrest able to maintain their pace, scoring another goal at 10:34, #21 Cale Kindrachuk's second of the game, assist to #4 Ryley Cribbin. Portage receives another penalty, #10 Eli Jarvis, for tripping at 11:23; and Briercrest penalty at 13:32, #14 Austin Kozluk 2 minutes for tripping. The game concludes in favour of Briercrest 6-2, shots on goal 28 for Portage and 28 for Briercrest.

Briercrest head coach, Jamie Ramer, saying, "[Briercrest] played better overall, getting some breaks [they] didn't get yesterday. A more consistent effort, and got rewarded today where [they] didn't get rewarded last night." Players of the game goes to Briercrest College Clippers #20 Russell Olsen, with 2 goals and 1 penalty, and Portage College Voyageurs #25 Ian Jarvis with 1 goal.