Victoria Royals 3, PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS 2
Saturday night, Memorial Coliseum, 6,132 announced attendance
Portland controlled play for much of the third period but couldn't catch Victoria.
The Royals took a 3-1 lead on Steven Hodges' goal with 3:20 remaining, and all Portland could do was cut into that deficit with a goal inside the final minute.
WHAT IT MEANS
The Winterhawks have lost four games in a row.
Dominic Turgeon tied the score at 1-1 with his goal at 18:34 of the first period, and Layne Viveiros scored with 25 seconds left in the game after Portland pulled its goalkeeper.
Portland goalie Jarron Schamerhorn, starting after first-stringer Brendan Burke was hurt Friday night at Tri-City, made 23 saves.
The Hawks signed goalie Steve Myland after Burke's injury. Myland, 19, played in six total games over the past two seasons for Swift Current.
Coleman Vollrath, Victoria goaltender, made 37 saves.
WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE
Kelowna 33-4-0-2 (68) (B.C. Division leader)
Portland 25-12-2-2 (54) (U.S. Division leader)
Victoria 28-14-0-2 (58)
Spokane 25-13-0-2 (52)
Everett 23-12-5-1 (52)
Seattle 22-13-2-3 (49)
Vancouver 20-15-5-2 (47)
Tri-City 18-18-2-2 (40)
Prince George 16-21-2-3 (37)
Kamloops 10-27-2-2 (24)
The Winterhawks will face off at Everett at 7 p.m. Wednesday (KPAM 860 AM).