Portage Northern flattened the Kalamazoo Eagles 6-0 Wednesday evening, tying both teams at 2-3 within the SWMHSHL standings. It was by far the best league game offensively for the Huskies yet, who had scored only seven total goals in their first four contests. It was also the second career league shutout for junior goalkeeper Peter Todd, who made 17 saves.
The Huskies raced out to a 3-0 lead by the first intermission on goals by Koty Meadmore, Jacob Martin, and Drew Jepson. Blake Sorge opened the second period with a goal, followed by a Braden Falk score only seconds into the first Husky powerplay opportunity of the night. Sorge added one more late in the third shorthanded.
PN improves to 5-9 overall and the Eagles fall to 5-11-1. Both teams sit in fourth in the SWMHSHL at 2-3. Both return to action Saturday at Wings West with the Eagles facing Kalamazoo United at 1 p.m. and the Huskies hosting Walled Lake Western around 3:15.