The Portland Winterhawks scored the final six goals to beat the Prince George Cougars 6-2 on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Western Hockey League action at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Portland outshot Prince George 59-15 and put away the Cougars with three goals in the third period.
The Winterhawks are 8-10-2-1 (19 points). The Cougars are 7-12-0-0 (14 points).
Tyson Kozak and Jaydon Dureau each had two goals and two assists and linemate Dawson Pasternak had a goal and three assists in Portland's biggest offensive output of the season.
Prince George scored twice in the first 8:23, but the rest of the game belonged to the Hawks. Luke Schelter scored his second goal of the season to get Portland on the board midway through the first period and Pasternak tied it moments later.
It was 3-2 Portland thanks to Kozak's first of the night late in the second period. Kozak scored again 11:27 into the third period to make it 4-2 and Dureau capped the night with by converting a beautiful feed from Pasternak and, finally, a penalty shot.
The game marked the return of 19-year-old forward Robbie Fromm-Delorme from injury for Portland.
Winterhawks goalie Lochlan Gordon faced only 15 shots, just six total over the final two periods.
The Winterhawks have five games remaining in an 11-game stretch at the coliseum. Next comes a taste of both the bottom and the top of the Western Conference, with last-place Victoria visiting at 6 p.m. Saturday and first-place Everett in town at 5 p.m. Sunday.
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