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Staff report: Portland scores five consecutive goals en route to 6-2 victory over Tri-City

The Portland Winterhawks pulled away early and beat the Tri-City Americans 6-2 Saturday night at Moda Center.

Seth Jarvis had a hat trick, scoring the final goal with 1:16 remaining.

Tri-City gave up five consecutive goals after leading for more than nine minutes of the first period.

Portland raised its Western Hockey League record to 27-6-1-3 (58 points), best in the U.S. Division, before a crowd of 9,242.

Tri-City is 13-17-4-1 (31).

Everett (26-9-2-1, 54) won 4-1 at Prince George and is second in the division.

The Hawks went with Dante Giannuzzi in front of the net, and he made 27 saves.

For T-C, Talyn Boyko had 36 stops.

It took the Ams only 1:37 to get on the scoreboard. Krystof Hrabik scored the opening goal.

Portland evened the score at 10:38 on Jake Gricius' score.

Jarvis put the Winterhawks in the lead at 18:45.

In the second period, the Hawks padded the margin with Lane Gilliss scoring at 8:52.

Jarvis' goal at 16:53 of the third period made the score 5-1.

Jayden Platz struck for the Americans at 18:01, and Jarvis got his third goal 43 seconds later.

Kishaun Gervais had two assists for the Winterhawks.

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