Winterhawks rally, but fall in overtime
Portland's up and down homestand continued Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Winterhawks outshot visiting Victoria 52-18, but the Royals scored in overtime to win 5-4.
Portland is 3-2-2 on its 11-game homestand.
Portland (8-10-3-1) registered a number of chances in the extra frame, but Bailey Peach scored his second goal of the night at 2:15 of overtime for Victoria (6-11-3-0).
James Stefan scored in the first period and Aidan Litke in the second as Portland led 2-0.
But, Victoria scored four unanswered goals, only to see the Hawks rally.
As the third period wound down, Portland continued to pepper Victoria netminder Campbell Arnold with shots, and eventually broke through when Jaydon Dureau ripped home a top-shelf wrister for his sixth of the year at 11:59. The Hawks then tied it up with just over two minutes left on the clock, as Stefan deposited his second of the evening on a wraparound shot.
Portland notched 50-plus shots for the second consecutive game and have points in six of its past seven games.
The Winterhawks next host the Everett Silvertips, 5 p.m. Sunday at the coliseum.
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