KENT, Wash. - The Seattle Thunderbirds weren't able to end their losing streak Saturday night, but did score a goal on Teddy Bear toss night.
Ty Rattie scored twice as the Portland Winterhawks skated to a 6-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbird in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
The largest crowd to watch hockey in ShoWare Center history, 6,151, littered the ice with 4,049 teddy bears destined for charity after Prab Rai scored a power-play goal, his 26th of the season, in the second period.
Chris Francis had a goal and two assists for Portland (29-19-2), while Luke Walker, Brad Ross and Seth Swenson also tallied.
Rai's goal was the only marker for Seattle (14-26-8).
Francis opened the scoring for Portland with a spectacular goal. Francis passed the puck to himself through two defencemen and then put it just under the crossbar to score his 21st goal of the season.
Rattie doubled the lead for Portland at 9:46 of the period before Rai's goal.
Walker scored unassisted to make it 3-1. After Seattle had a goal waved off, Portland made it 4-1 on the 23rd goal of the season by Ross. Rattie and Swenson added goals in the final period.
ShoWare Center, which has been open just over one year, has a listed capacity of 6,125 but can go over depending on the number of people in suites.