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Nicolas Petan's three points lifts Portland Winterhawks over Victoria Royals 6-2

Saturday, 11.03.2012 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nicolas Petan's three points lifts Portland Winterhawks over Victoria Royals 6-2

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nicolas Petan scored twice and added an assist as the Portland Winterhawks routed the Victoria Royals 6-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Petan's first goal stood as the winner for Portland (11-3-1), while Ty Rattie had a goal and two assists. Taylor Leier, Taylor Peters and Brendan Leipsic rounded out the attack for the Winterhawks as Brendan Burke made 27 saves for the win.

Jordan Fransoo and Brandon Magee both scored on the power play for Victoria (9-7-0).

Patrik Polivka started in net for the Royals, stopping 36 of 42 shots in two periods of work. Coleman Vollrath made six stops in the third period.

Portland was 0-for-5 on the power play and the Royals were 2-for-7 on the man advantage.

It was a heavily penalized game, with Victoria spending 42 minutes in the penalty box and Portland had 36 minutes.

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