Taylor Procyshen scored a pair of goals and defencemen Brett Plouffe and Mitch McColm added one each as the Tri-City Americans beat the Portland Winter Hawks 6-2 in Western Hockey League action Sunday.
The Americans (49-16-2-2, 102 points), who have set franchise records for wins and points, are still tied atop the U.S. Division after Spokane beat Seattle 2-1 on Sunday. The Chiefs have a game in hand on the Americans as the WHL heads into the final week of the regular season.
In other WHL action, it was: Lethbridge 4 Calgary 3, Kelowna 4 Chilliwack 3 (SO) and Moose Jaw 3 Edmonton 1.
At Kennewick, Wash., McColm's goal, the first of his career, broke a 1-1 tie in the first period. In the second, working on a five-minute power play, Procyshen and Colton Yellow Horn each scored on the man advantage to give the Americans a 4-1 lead.
Adam Hughesman opened the third period with a goal for the Americans, and Procyshen notched his second of the night at 7:47 for a 6-1 lead.
Luke Walker and Travis Ehrhardt score for the Winter Hawks, who also got 38 saves from Jordan White.
Chet Pickard and Kyle Birch combined for 19 saves for Tri-City.
Chiefs 2 Thunderbirds 1
At Seattle, Dustin Tokarski stopped 34 of 35 shots to lead Spokane over the Thunderbirds.
Hurricanes 4 Hitmen 3
At Calgary, Mitch Fadden and Dwight King both scored on third-period breakaways to lead Lethbridge to a win over the Hitmen.
Rockets 4 Bruins 3 (SO)
At Chilliwack, B.C., Tyson Barrie and Cody Almond scored in a shootout as Kelowna beat the Bruins.
Warriors 3 Oil Kings 1
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Joel Broda's first period power-play goal was the difference as the Warriors snapped a two-game winless skid and defeated Edmonton.