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FRIDAY WHL RECAP/Portland rallies from 2-0 deficit to win at Prince George; Blichfeld gets game-winner

Portland spotted the Prince George Cougars two goals.

Then the Winterhawks turned on the power.

As in power play.

Three goals with the man advantage enabled the Hawks to post a 3-2 come-from-behind victory Friday night at Price George.

Joel Hofer went the distance in goal for the Hawks, making 40 saves.

Prince George got the only first-period goal on a power play at 13:55.

The Cougars made the score 2-0 at 2:29 of the second period.

Jake Gricius got Portland on the board at 16:38 of the middle frame. The power-play assists went to Joachim Blichfeld and Josh Paterson.

The Hawks pulled even on Paterson's unassisted score 2:36 into the third period.

Then it was Blichfeld scoring the power play at 14:51, with assists to Jared Freadrich and Gricius.

It was Blichfeld's ninth game-winner of the season and Portland's first three-power-play-goal game since in a 6-3 victory over Seattle on Dec. 31.

Paterson notched his 30th career multi-point game.

Gricius tied for the team lead in power-play goals with 16.

Blichfield added to his Western Hockey League-leading totals, now at 53 goals and 110 points.

Portland, playing again without injured forward Cody Glass, improved to 39-19-3-3 (84 points).

Prince George fell to 17-40-5-3 (42).


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