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Hofer stops seven Vancouver shots in lengthy shootout at Moda Center, helping Portland to 2-1 WHL victory

The Portland Winterhawks beat the Vancouver Giants 2-1 in a lengthy shootout Saturday night at Moda Center.

After overtime, the shootout went nine rounds, with Mason Mannek scoring the winner. Jaydon Dureau and Cross Hanas also converted for Portland in its 3-2 shootout edge.

Vancouver's Justin Sourdif scored at 4:34 of the first period, and Portland scored at 10:24 of the second period.

Rookie Jack O'Brien got the goal for the Hawks, assisted by Nick Cicek and James Stefan. O'Brien's second goal of the season was a re-direction of a Cicek shot.

The third period had only one penalty (to Vancouver), and in overtime the Giants had five shots on goal and the Winterhawks three.

Portland's Joel Hofer finished with 30 saves while Trent Miner of Vancouver had 27 before the announced crowd of 8,026.

The Winterhawks raised their record to 11-5-0-1 (23 points), three points behind Everett (13-4-0-0) in the Western Hockey League U.S. Division.

Vancouver is second in the B.C. Division at 10-8-1-1 (22 points), two points behind Kamloops (12-6-0-0).


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