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Hawks lose 2-1 in shootout at Red Deer

RED DEER, Alberta - The Portland Winterhawks picked up a point, if not a victory.

In their second game of what will be nine in a row on the road, the Hawks lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Red Deer Rebels.

Portland is 6-5-1-1, and Red Deer is 8-3-0-0. The Hawks have 14 points 13 games; the Rebels stand at 16 points in 11 games.

Brendan Leipsic scored for the Winterhawks on a power-play at 1:23 of the second period, and Portland led 1-0 going into the third period.

It took the Rebels only 42 seconds to even the count.

Neither team scored the rest of the way, though, setting up the shootout.

Derrick Pouliot scored for Portland in the first round, and the teams were tied 1-1 in the shootout after both the first and second rounds. In the third and final round, Red Deer's Colten Mayor scored to break the tie.

Brendan Burke went the distance in goal for the Hawks. He stopped 19 shots, and Portland killed all three of Red Deer's chances with the man advantage.

The Hawks fired 33 shots at Rebels goalie Patrik Bartosak.

The Winterhawks' next game is Tuesday at Calgary.