Winterhawks down Spokane, 7-3, on Teddy Bear Toss night
Captain and defenseman Clay Hanus had two goals as Portland beat Spokane 7-3 in Western Hockey League play Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Robbie Fromm-Delorme and Jaydon Dureau added a goal and two assists each.
It was Teddy Bear Toss night. After Fromm-Delorme's goal at 7:17 of the first period, fans threw teddy bears onto the ice, and 7,531 Teddy Bears were scooped up for local charity.
"It was an unbelievable feeling … it was pretty surreal, like I scored and I kind of just think 'I just scored a Teddy Bear Toss goal' and obviously it was a really good feeling," Fromm-Delorme said. "But you know I'm just kind of happy we got the win and that's all that matters."
The Hawks outshot the Chiefs 43-21. Portland controlled the game throughout, leading 2-0, 4-1 and 5-2. Tyson Kozak and Hanus netted goals in the third period to seal the game.
Spokane did well in one category, going 3 for 5 on the power play.
It was a two-game sweep of Spokane for the Hawks over the weekend.
Portland (11-10-3-1) concludes its 11-game homestand at 7 p.m. Tuesday against U.S. Division-leading Everett. Then the Winterhawks play at Spokane on Friday and Saturday.
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