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Trott, Winterhawks shell Calgary 7-1

CALGARY - A five-goal third period helped the Portland Winterhawks get their first win in three tries on a nine-game Western Hockey League trip.

The Hawks improved to 7-5-1-1 this season with their 7-1 victory over the Calgary Hitmen, coached by former Portland player and coach Mike Williamson.

Calgary dropped to 4-6-0-1.

Jason Trott doubled his season total by scoring two goals for the Winterhawks.

Seth Svenson gave Portland a 1-0 lead with less than a minute to go in the first period, with goalie Mac Carruth stopping 18 shots.

Just 3:31 into the second period, Trott got his first goal of the night.

Portland pushed its advantage to 4-0 with two goals in the opening 1:18 of the third period. Taylor Leier scored at 51 seconds, and 27 seconds later Brendan Leipsic struck following a chance in Calgary goaltenders from Chris Driedger to Brandon Glover.

At 8:48, Brad Ross got his eighth goal of the season to give Portland a 5-0 cushion.

Calgary scored four minutes later on a power play, but Trott connected at 18:44 and defenseman William Wrenn found the net with eight seconds remaining.

Trott also had an assist.

Carruth finished with 36 saves, and the Hawks killed two penalties.

Portland plays at 6 p.m. PT Wednesday at Medicine Hat.