EVERETT, Wash. - The Portland Winterhawks continued their winning ways, despite being severely shorthanded, defeating the Everett Silvertips 3-2 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.
Troy Rutkowski, Nicolas Petan and Keegan Iverson scored goals as the Winterhawks (28-5-1) won their fifth straight and 24th in their past 26.
Ryan Harrison and Joshua Winquist scored for Everett (13-22-2). Austin Lotz made 28 saves in net for the Silvertips.
Iverson's rebound goal midway through the third period, which made it 3-1 proved to be the winner. Everett pulled within 3-2 in the final five minutes and had chances late, but the Winterhawks held on.
Mac Carruth earned the win in goal with 30 saves.