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Winterhawks notch ninth in a row

Five players scored, Portland outshot Red Deer 46-22, and the Winterhawks beat the Rebels 5-1 Tuesday night at the Rose Garden for their ninth win in a row.

The Hawks scored three unanswered goals in a span of less than seven minutes in the second period to snap a 0-0 tie.

Red Deer got a goal early in the third period, but Portland pulled away with scores at 10:50 and 14:18.

Mac Carruth picked up the win with 21 saves before the announced crowd of 5,201.

Portland killed all four of its penalties.

The Hawks got goals, in order, from Olvier Bjorkstrand, Derrick Pouliot, Seth Jones, Brendan Leipsic and Ty Rattie.

Rattie's goal was his 12th of the season.

Portland outshot Red Deer 17-5 in each of the first two periods. Each team had 12 shots in the third period.

The Winterhawks' record improved to 12-3-1-0 (25 points in 16 games). Portland trails Tri-City by one point in the Western Hockey League U.S. Division; the Americans have played 20 games and are 12-6-1-1. Spokane has 24 points in 18 games, with a 12-6-0-0 record.

Red Deer fell to 9-10-1-1.

Portland has three games in three nights this weekend. The Hawks play at Vancouver on Friday and at Spokane on Saturday. Kamloops visits the Rose Garden at 5 p.m. Sunday.