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Winterhawks 8, Royals 2


The Portland Winterhawks took a 1-0 lead in their playoff series with the Victoria Royals on Friday.

The Hawks won 8-2 at Memorial Coliseum.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinals series is 7 p.m. Saturday at Moda Center.

  • Tribune photos: Jaime Valdez

  • Brendan Leipsic of the Portland Winterhawks celebrates a goal by Oliver Bjorkstrand in the second period.

  • Winterhawks defender Mathew Dumba reacts after scoring the fifth goal in Portland's 8-2 victory over Victoria.

  • Nic Petan of the Hawks looks to shoot.

  • Victoria's Jack Palmer collides with Nic Petan during the second period Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

  • The Hawks celebrate Nic Petan's first-period goal.

  • Portland's Adam de Champlain pushes Travis Brown of Victoria along the boards.

  • Chase De Leo of the Winterhawks enjoys scoring the first goal in his team's 8-2 victory in Game 1 of the WHL Western Conference semifinal series.