Portland opens the preseason with a Friday afternoon game against Seattle at Everett.

Four first-period goals, the first two from defensemen, helped the Portland Winterhawks beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-1 on Friday afternoon, Sept. 10, in their first game of the Western Hockey League preseason at Everett, Washington.

Brody Tallman opened the scoring 2:08 into the game and Luca Cagnoni made it 2-0 at 9:24 of the first period. Dawson Pasternak, who had a goal and two assists, made it 3-0 12:19 into the game.

Kyle Chyzowski made it 4-1 late in the first period.

Marcus Nguyen scored the final goal of the game eight minutes into the second period.

Portland starting goalkeeper Dante Giannuzzi stopped 20 of 21 shots in 40 minutes and Lochlan Gordon stopped all five shots he saw.

The second of Portland's four preseason games is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Everett.

The Winterhawks traded 2003-born goalie Mason Dunsford to Seattle for a conditional pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft.

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