Winterhawks whip Kamloops
Scoring six goals in less than 20 minutes, the Portland Winterhawks outscored the Kamloops Blazers 7-3 on Wednesday to pick up their first road victory of the Western Hockey League season.
Seven players scored goals for Portland (2-2-0-1, 5 points). Kamloops (2-3-0-0) had goals from three players.
Cody Glass scored his first goal of the season for the Hawks and ran his assist total to eight in three games with two helpers. Three Winterhawks had a goal and an assist.
A pair of power-play goals gave Portland a 2-1 lead after one period. Jake Gricius scored his third of the season with assists from Jared Freadrich and Glass to tie the game at 12:47 of the first. Glass converted with assists from Brendan De Jong and John Ludvig at 17:52 of the first period.
The Hawks outscored the Blazers 5-1 in the second period.
De Jong, Reece Newkirk, Joachim Blichfeld and Clay Hanus scored to make the score 6-1 Winterhawks 10:15 into the second. It was the first goal of the season for De Jong and Hanus and the fourth of the year for Newkirk and Blichfeld.
Mason Mannek scored his first of the season late in the third period for Portland.
Portland outshot Kamloops, 43-32. The Hawks were 3 for 6 on the power play, the Blazers 3 for 7.
Portland goalie Shane Farkas made 29 saves.
The same teams meet again on Friday in British Columbia.