PORTLAND, Ore. - Derrick Pouliot scored twice and Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and two assists as the Portland Winterhawks thumped the Prince George Cougars 5-1 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday.
Ty Edmonds made 32 saves in defeat and Todd Fiddler scored a power-play goal at 6:49 of the first period for Prince George (25-29-8). The Cougars failed to scored on six more chances with the man advantage.
Prince George racked up 51 penalty minutes on 18 infractions. Portland took 16 penalties totalling 41 minutes.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter