KENNEWICK, Wash. - Nic Petan had two goals and an assist as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Tri-City Americans 4-1 on Sunday night in the Western Hockey League.
Derrick Pouliot added a goal and two assists as the Winterhawks (25-5-2) remained atop the Western Conference with the Kamloops Blazers with 51 points.
Portland led 2-1 after the first period, but a pair of power-play goals 21 seconds apart early in the second gave the Winterhawks a comfortable lead.
Seth Jones chipped in a goal and an assist for Portland, while Brendan Burke had 25 saves in picking up his ninth win.
Rookie forward Beau McCue scored the Americans? (18-12-2) lone goal in the first period. Eric Comrie had 33 saves in the loss.