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Winterhawks surge past Chiefs 5-1

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COURTESY: DAYNA FJORD/PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS - Portland Winterhawks defenseman Jack Dougherty looks for an open passing lane against the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday at Moda Center.The Portland Winterhawks beat the Spokane Chiefs for the second night in a row, winning 5-1 Sunday at Moda Center.

On the heels of their 6-5 shootout victory, the Hawks gave up a goal on a power play 1:42 into Sunday’s clash, then exploded for three goals in the second half of the period and never looked back. The first two goals came 39 seconds apart, by Ryan Hughes on a power play and then by Skyler McKenzie.

Portland led 4-1 after two periods.

Dominic Turgeon scored goals No. 4 and 5 for the Winterhawks, who got three tallies with the man advantage and another (Turgeon’s second goal) shorthanded.

Adin Hill made 30 saves for Portland.

Turgeon also had an assist, and defenseman Jack Dougherty had two assists.

The Hawks improved to 20-17-1-0, while Spokane slipped to 19-15-3-2.

Portland visits Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Friday.