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Hawks bounce back for win at Seattle

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COURTESY: PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS - Alex Schoenborn's hat trick helped the Portland Winterhawks win on the road Saturday night against the Seattle Thunderbirds.The Portland Winterhawks earned a split in their home-and-home games with rival Seattle, beating the Thunderbirds in impressive, comeback fashion Saturday at ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash.

After being shut out by the T-Birds on Friday, The Hawks scored five unanswered goals to win 5-2 in Western Hockey League play.

Alex Schoenborn had a hat trick for the Hawks (24-21-2-0). He has 17 goals now, one shy of his career high.

Scott Eansor scored on the power play late in the first period, giving Seattle a 1-0 lead. Keegan Kolesar added a power-play goal in the second period, putting the T-Birds up 2-0.

But the Hawks rallied. Schoenborn scored at 11:34 of the second period, and Rodrigo Abols tied it up with a rebound goal at 17:36.

Schoenborn scored a highlight-reel goal in the third period, banging the puck past Seattle goalie Landon Bow while on his stomach in traffic, with one hand on his stick.

Schoenborn put Portland up 4-2 on a rebound goal in front of Bow at 12:42. Dominic Turgeon finished the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Adin Hill had 39 saves for Portland, and Bow 31 for Seattle. (26-17-3-0).

The Hawks play Tri-City at 5 p.m. Sunday at Moda Center.