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Cross Hanas scores winner as Portland returns from holiday break, rallies twice at Tri-City

The Portland Winterhawks prevailed over the Tri-City Americans 3-2 in overtime Friday night at Kennewick, Washington.

Cross Hanas' 10th goal of the season came at the 1:03 mark of the extra period. He has seven points in three games this season against the Americans.

Seth Jarvis got the assist on the winner that pushed Portland's Western Hockey League season record versus Tri-City to 3-0-0.

The Hawks improved to 23-6-1-3 this season (50 points) in their first game in 12 days due to the holiday break. Portland is on an eight-game points streak.

Tri-City fell to 12-15-4-1 (28) with its seventh loss in a row.

Tri-City's Luke Zazula scored the only goal of the first period, on a power play at the 10:19 mark.

Jarvis' 15th goal of the season, assisted by Johnny Ludvig and Jonas Brondberg, pulled Portland even at 3:50 of the second stanza.

Nick Bowman's shorthanded goal at 13:17 of the period regained the lead for the Ams.

Reece Newkirk evened the count at 11:00 of the third frame, assisted by Jake Gricius. It was Newkirk's 13th goal of the seqson.

For Portland, normal backup goalie Dante Gianuzzi made 26 saves in going the distance. He got the nod due to Joel Hofer's duty for Team Canada at the World Juniors and raised his record to 2-0-0 this season.

Beck Warm of Tri-City stopped 33 shots.

The Witnerhawks will return to the ice at 6 p.m. Saturday with a game at the Seattle Thunderbirds.


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