Brad Ross scored once and added two assists Saturday as the Portland Winterhawks downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 in the Western Hockey League.
Ross, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, has nine points in five games this season. His breakaway goal off a turnover by Seattle's Dave Sutter gave Portland (3-2-0) a 1-0 lead 4:05 into the game.
Portland's Ty Rattie extended his season-opening goal-scoring streak to four games since being sent back to the WHL by the St. Louis Blues. The 2011 second-round pick gave the Winterhawks a 2-0 lead in the first period on his sixth goal of the season ? his fifth on the power play.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Brandon 6, Saskatoon 0; Regina 4, Lethbridge 1; Prince Albert 7, Red Deer 2; Moose Jaw 7, Swift Current 4; Medicine Hat 4, Oil Kings 3 (SO); Kelowna 6, Vancouver 3; Victoria 6, Prince George 5; Spokane 7, Tri-City 2.
At Portland, Ore., Chance Lund scored his second goal in two games on a slapshot to bring the Thunderbirds within 2-1 with 7:42 left in the second period.
Portland reclaimed a two-goal lead when Charles Wells, who played 212 games for Seattle from 2007 to 2011, scored his first goal in five games since joining the Winterhawks after a trade with Prince Albert.
Marcel Noebeles scored on a rebound near the midway point of the third period to pull Seattle back within one, but Derrick Pouliot's empty-netter sealed the win for Portland.
Mac Carruth made 26 saves as the Winterhawks improved to 2-0 against the Thunderbirds this season. Calvin Pickard stopped 33 shots for Seattle.
Seattle (0-2-0) has played just two games over the first eight days of the season ??? both against Portland ??? and won't play again until Friday at home against Prince Albert.
Wheat Kings 6, Blades 0
At Brandon, Man., Mark Stone had three goals and an assist to lead the Wheat Kings (3-1-1) over Saskatoon (3-1-0).
Pats 4, Hurricanes 1
At Lethbridge, Alta., Regina (4-1-0) struck three times on the power play in a win over the Hurricanes (2-2-0).
Raiders 7, Rebels 2
At Prince Albert, Sask., Shane Danyluk scored twice as the Raiders (1-3-1) earned their first win of the season by beating Red Deer (2-2-0).
Warriors 7, Broncos 4
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Torrin White and Sean Aschim each scored twice as the Warriors (3-1-0) beat Swift Current (1-3-1).
Tigers 4, Oil Kings 3 (SO)
At Medicine Hat, Alta., the Tigers (2-2-0) bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Edmonton (1-1-2) in a shootout.
Rockets 6, Giants 3
At Kelowna, B.C., the Rockets (2-0-0) scored three power-play goals in defeating Vancouver (2-3-0).
Royals 6, Cougars 5
At Prince George, B.C., Jamie Crooks scored a hat trick as Victoria (3-1-0) hung on to beat the Cougars (1-1-1).
Chiefs 7, Americans 2
At Spokane, Wash., Anthony Bardaro had a hat trick and Steven Kuhn added two goals and an assist as the Chiefs (1-1-0) hammered Tri-City (3-1-0).