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De Leo with three points as the Winterhawks beat the Thunderbirds 6-1.

Sunday, 10.21.2012 / 1:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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De Leo with three points as the Winterhawks beat the Thunderbirds 6-1.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Chase De Leo scored once and set up two more as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 6-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Troy Rutkowski, Ty Rattie and Taylor Peters each had a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (8-3-1), who have won four of their last five outings, while Nicolas Petan chipped in with three assists.

Keegan Iverson and Dominic Turgeon had a goal apiece to round out Portland's offence.

Luke Lockhart scored the lone goal for the Thunderbirds (5-5-0), who have dropped back-to-back games and sit last in the U.S. Division.

Mac Carruth made 22 saves for the win as Brandon Glover turned away 37 shots in a losing cause.

Portland went 1-for-4 on the power play while Seattle failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

Quote of the Day

It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure