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Brad Ross contributes goal and three assists as Winter Hawks pummel Thunderbirds 9-1 @NHLdotcom

KENT, Wash. - Brad Ross had a goal and three assists as the Portland Winter Hawks took out a season's worth of frustration on the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 9-1 win on Friday night.

Luke Walker had two goals for Portland (19-47-2-2), which won for only the third time in 11 games this season against the Thunderbirds.

Stefan Schneider, Colin Reddin, Ross and Walker all scored in the first period with Ross adding a pair of assists.

The onslaught continued in the second as Chris Francis, Joel Ridgeway, Walker, Oliver Gabriel and Sawyer Mick scored to give the Winter Hawks a 9-0 advantage.

Chris Wells counted the lone goal for Seattle (33-32-1-4) at 18:48 of the second period.

Winter Hawks goalie Ian Curtis made 37 saves, while Calvin Pickard went the distance in net for the T-birds, allowing all nine goals on 34 shots.

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