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Rattie with four points to lead the Winterhawks over the Thunderbirds 7-1 @NHL

PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Leier scored twice as the Portland Winterhawks beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-1 in the Western Hockey League on Saturday.

Ty Rattie had a goal and three assists for Portland (19-9-2) while Joseph Morrow, Brad Ross, Tyler Wotherspoon and Joey Baker added singles.

Burke Gallimore scored his team-leading 14th goal for the Thunderbirds (11-14-1) in the third to avoid a shutout.

Mac Carruth made 26 saves in net to earn the win for the Winterhawks.

Portland scored four times on 29 first-period shots against Seattle goaltender Calvin Pickard, who stopped 39 of 45 shots through two periods before being replaced by Daniel Cotton. the Winterhawks recorded a season-best 60 shots overall.

Portland went 4-for-8 on the power play, while Seattle was 0-for-3.

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