PORTLAND, Ore. - Nicolas Petan scored twice in the third period as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to beat the visiting Kootenay Ice 4-2 on Friday afternoon in Western Hockey League action.
Brendan Leipsic scored an empty-net goal and added an assist for the Winterhawks (19-4-1), which gives him 10 goals and 18 assists in his last 12 games, and Ty Rattie chipped in with two assists.
Paul Bittner scored in the first period for Portland (19-4-1), which won for the 15th time in its last 16 outings.
Levi Cable and Kyle O'Connor scored second-period goals for the Ice (7-13-1), who sit last in the Central Division.
Mac Carruth made 20 saves for the win as Wyatt Hoflin stopped 45-of-48 shots in a losing cause.
Portland went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Kootenay finished 0-for-1.
With Portland trailing 2-1, Petan scored his 14th goal of the season at the 11:37 mark of the third period to even the score. Then, Petan put the Winterhawks ahead with a power-play goal with 2:26 remaining in regulation.