Seth Jarvis scores the team’s first hat trick of the season as the Winterhawks put the pedal to the medal and beat Tri-City 6-2 at home. Portland scored two goals in each period to help secure a WHL-best 27th win of the year.
After allowing the first goal 97 seconds into the game, the Hawks buckled down and scored five unanswered tallies. Double digit goal scorers Jake Gricius and Seth Jarvis found the back of the net in the second half of the first period to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission break. In the second period, the Hawks picked up where they left off as two different scorers found the back of the net thanks to James Stefan’s net front drive and a Lane Gilliss rocket.
The third period was Jarvis’ scoring breakout as he banged in two goals to get his first career hat trick and help the Hawks to a 6-2 win.
- Portland improves to 4-0-0-0 against Tri-City, outscoring them 23 to 6 on the year.
- The Winterhawks extend their point streak to 12 straight games and they remain in first place in the division. The Hawks are also now 15-1-1-1 at home ice.
- Six different players extended a personal point streak tonight, while 12 different Hawks recorded a point in the win (including goaltender Dante Giannuzzi).
- James Stefan recorded the game-winning goal tonight, becoming the 14th different Winterhawks to score a GWG this season.
- The Hawks have now scored in six straight periods and lead the U.S. Division with 142 goals.
- Tonight marked the third straight game the Hawks only allowed one power play to the opposition.
Box Score (Click the hyperlink to find all the scoring details)
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Dante Giannuzzi stopped 27-of-29 shots.
TC: Talyn Boyko stopped 36-of-41 shots.