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Mick scores winner as Portland downs the Chiefs 2-1 to win third straight @NHLdotcom

SPOKANE, Wash. - Sawyer Mick scored the game-winning goal and the Portland Winter Hawks defeated the defending Memorial Cup champion Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Stefan Schneider scored Portland's first goal in the second period before Spokane's Kenton Miller responded with a minute remaining in the second to knot the score at 1-1.

Mick scored the game-winner, off of Killian Hutt's second assist of the night, at 15:41 in the third period.

Portland (12-25-0-1) has won three straight, matching its season-best winning streak from Nov. 9-15.

Ian Curtis picked up his first win of the season, turning away 30 shots for the Winter Hawks, while Spokane (22-14-0-3) netminder James Reid made 20 saves in net.

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