Portland, Ore – The Portland Winterhawks scored 3 third period goals in a 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.
The Winterhawks (19-4-1-0) scored the only goal of the first period with Taylor Peters feeding Paul Bitner near the net and he scored with a high redirection.
The ICE (7-14-1-0) tied the game early in the second period with Levi Cable stuffing it in on a backhand wrap around.
Midway through the period Kyle O’Connor gave the ICE a 2-1 lead with wrist shot from the slot that beat the goalie low on the glove side.
Midway through the third period the Winterhawks tied the game with Nicolas Petan scoring his 14th goal of the season.
Late in the third period the Winterhawks got powerplay goal from Petan to make it 3-2.
Brendan Leipsic added an empty net goal.
Portland has won 15 of the last 16 and 10 straight home games.
Cable and Prochazka extended their point streaks to 3 games.
The ICE will visit Everett on Saturday.
ICE Scratches – Erik Benoit (7th game day-to-day), Spencer Wand (3rd game 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (2nd game 1-2 weeks).
Portland 19-4-1-0 Kootenay 7-14-1-0
1, Portland, Bittner 2 (Peters, Jones), 13:22.
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (high sticking), 3:48; Hubic Ktn (roughing), 9:27.
2, Kootenay, Cable 2 (Reinhart, Simpson), 1:08.
3, Kootenay, O'Connor 4 (Leach, Prochazka), 10:52.
Penalties-Pouliot Por (cross checking), 1:13.
4, Portland, Petan 14 (Leipsic, Rattie), 11:37.
5, Portland, Petan 15 (Rattie, Pouliot), 17:34 (PP).
6, Portland, Leipsic 13 19:40 (EN).
Penalties-Philp Ktn (hooking), 0:38; Philp Ktn (slashing), 13:35; Hubic Ktn (roughing), 16:32; Martin Ktn (roughing), 16:32; Baker Por (roughing), 16:32.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-9-5-22. Portland 15-17-17-49.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 1; Portland 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 0-6-1-0 (48 shots-45 saves). Portland, Carruth 10-1-0-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Jason Nissen (91).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Justin Hull (49).