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OT road loss scissors Hawks' streak

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia - The Prince George Cougars snapped the Portland Winterhawks' five-game win streak with a 4-3 overtime victory Wednesday night.

The Hawks, who had beaten the Cougars here 5-3 the night before, fell to 20-9-2-1.

Prince George improved to 10-19-0-2.

The Winterhawks dominated the Cougars in the first period, outshooting them 17-3, but Prince George goalie Drew Owsley turned away each Portland chance and the two teams went scoreless in the opening frame.

The Cougars opened the scoring 1:26 into the second period on a goal by Joshua Smith.

Brad Ross of Portland scored his 19th goal of the season at 6:34, but the Cougars pulled ahead 3-1. At 18:48, the Hawks' Ty Rattie scored shorthanded (his Western Hockey League-leading 32nd goal).

Portland tied the score 4:13 into the third period, when rookie Nic Petan scored his seventh goal.

The Hawks outshot Prince George 14-5 in the frame, but the teams went into OT.

The Cougars got the winner after 2:55 on the second goal of the night from Fraser.

Rattie and Bartschi extended their point streaks to eight games.

Portland rookie Brendan Burke made 20 saves on 24 shots. Owsley finished with 39.

The Winterhawks continue their road trip with a game Friday night at the Vancouver Giants.