Saturday, Oct. 9: Winterhawks 4, Thunderbirds 2
The Portland Winterhawks are in the win column.
The Winterhawks used two third-period goals Saturday, Oct. 9 to beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 in Kent, Washington.
Luke Schelter's first Western Hockey League goal, a redirected Marcus Nguyen shot at 11:35 of the third period, broke a 2-2 tie. It was only the second even-strength goal of the season for Portland.
Lochlan Gordon stopped 35 of 37 shots to win his WHL debut in goal.
The Winterhawks are 1-2-0-1 (three points). The Thunderbirds are 2-1-0-0 (four points).
James Stefan scored a first-period powe-play goal to give Portland the lead. After Seattle scored twice in the second period, a power-play goal from Aiden Litke tied it.
An empty-net goal from Clay Hanus with 1:37 remaining sealed the win for Portland.
The Winterhawks play their third game in three days at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum against Spokane.
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