Hawks Explode for 7-1 Win Over Everett

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(ISN) – The Portland Winterhawks had their best offensive night of the season in a 7-1 win over the Everett Silvertips Sunday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The seven goals were a season-high, with two apiece from Nic Petan and Alex Schoenborn.

Everett opened the scoring 6:05 into the game on a goal from Kohl Bauml, but Petan evened the game at the 11:10 mark on a power play when he took a cross-ice pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand and fired the puck past Everett goaltender Austin Lotz to make it 1-1.

Petan struck again at the 18:21 mark during 4-on-4 play when he slid a backhand past Lotz for a 2-1 lead. Following the goal, Everett coach Kevin Constantine was assessed a bench minor and ejected from the game, and on the ensuing power play Oliver Bjorkstrand wired a one-timer past Lotz for a 3-1 lead the Hawks took into the second.

It remained a two-goal lead until late in the second when the Hawks exploded for three goals in a span of 4:50. The first of the three came at the 13:16 mark on a power play when Blake Heinrich pounced on a rebound at the side of the net and put it in for his first career WHL goal. They added to the lead at the 16:03 mark when Miles Koules scored from the slot to give the Hawks a 5-1 advantage. Then at 18:06 it was Schoenborn connecting on a rebound as Portland took a 6-1 lead into the third.

Everett made a goaltending change to start the third, replacing starter Austin Lotz with Carter Hart. At the 10:50 mark Schoenborn ripped a shot top shelf to give the Hawks a 7-1 lead.

Nic Petan had three points in the win, while Schoenborn, Heinrich, Koules, Bjorkstrand, Chase De Leo and Keegan Iverson each had two.

Brendan Burke earned the win in net with 20 saves on 21 shots.

The Hawks depart tomorrow for a three-game road trip, which begins Wednesday in Kamloops against the Blazers.

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