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SUNDAY WHL RECAP/Portland never leads in 5-2 loss to Hitmen in Calgary; Jack O'Brien scores first SHL goal for Hawks

Jack O'Brien scored his first Western Hockey League goal and Seth Jarvis had a goal and assist but the Portland Winterhawks never led in a 5-2 Sunday loss to the Calgary Hitmen at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Portland is 3-2-0-0 (six points) after dropping the first two games of a six-game trip through the Central Division. Calgary improved to 4-0-1-0 (nine points).

O'Brien scored his first WHL goal 4:31 into the first period, tying the game 31 seconds after Egor Zamula's power-play goal for Calgary opened the scoring. O'Brien hustled to put a rebound past goalie Jack McNaughton after Jarvis made a quick rush to the front of the net.

Jett Woo got credit for the go-ahead goal after a video review at 6:30 of the opening period and Orca Wiesblatt made it 3-1 Hitmen 10:43 into the game.

Calgary's Josh Prokop scored the only goal of the second period.

Jarvis scored his first goal of the season to make it 4-2 at 11:19 of the third period and the Hawks continued to push but Tye Carriere scored an empty-net goal with 57 seconds left for Calgary.

Portland went 0 for 5 on the power play and Calgary 1 for 2.

Hawks goalie Joel Hofer made 24 saves on 28 shots and McNaughton stopped 31 of 33.

Portland's busy week continues Tuesday with a stop at Medicine Hat for a 6 p.m. Pacific game.


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