Winterhawks lose in OT
Victoria Royals 3, PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS 2 (OT)
Saturday night, Moda Center, 9,097 announced attendance
Victoria scored 25 seconds into the game and got the winning goal 31 seconds into overtime.
WHAT IT MEANS
The Winterhawks, who saw their win streak snapped at 11 in their last outing (a 3-2 loss to Tri-City), are on their first two-game losing streak since back-to-back losses to Kelowna on Oct. 4 and 5.
Portland goalie Brendan Burke made 33 saves.
Taylor Leier scored Portland's first goal, at 2:01 of the opening period, to even the count at 1-1. It was his 13th goal of the season.
Oliver Bjorkstrand got his 16th goal of the season at 14:14 of the third period, tying the score at 2-2.
Derrick Pouliot had two assists for Portland.
Power plays Portland was 0 for 4, Victoria 1 for 3.
WHL scoring leaders: 1st Mitch Holmberg, Spokane, 23 goals-28 assists-51 points. 2nd Bjorkstrand 16-22-38. 3rd Nic Petan 10-27-37. 4th Joshua Winquist, Everett, 15-18-33. Petan is second in assists.
WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE
Kelowna 14-2-0-2 (30) (B.C. Division leader)
Portland 14-4-1-1 (30) (U.S. Division leader)
Everett 13-3-3-0 (29)
Spokane 14-7-0-0 (28)
Tri-City 12-9-0-2 (26)
Victoria 12-9-0-1 (25)
Seattle 11-7-0-2 (24)
Vancouver 8-11-1-1 (18)
Prince George 7-11-1-3 (18)
Kamloops 6-12-1-1 (14)
The Winterhawks play Regina at 5 p.m. Sunday at Moda Center (KPAM 860 AM). The Pats won 5-3 at Seattle on Saturday and are tied for sixth in the WHL Eastern Conference with a record of 11-9-0-0 (22 points).