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Ross gets three points to lead Winterhawks over Seattle 4-2

The Portland Winterhawks snapped a two-game losing skid (both losses to Tri-City) with a 4-2 win at home Saturday night over the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Brad Ross had three points for Portland (3-2-0-0) before an announced crowd of 7,952 on Dash for Cash Night at the Rose Garden.

Ross' breakaway score gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead 4:05 into the game.

Ty Rattie got his sixth goal in four games this season with a power-play score at 13:58 of the period, banging in a rebound for his fifth goal with the man advantage.

Former T-Bird Charles Wells made it 3-1 in the second period.

Seattle cut the lead to 3-1 on Marcel Noebels' goal midway through the third period, but the Hawks got an empty-net goal from defenseman Derrick Pouliot with 1:20 remaining. It was Pouliot's first goal of the season.

Ross had two assists.

The Hawks are off until Friday, when they travel to Everett to take on the Silvertips, before returning home to host the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday and Tri-City Americans on Sunday, with those games scheduled for Memorial Coliseum.