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Hawks rout Medicine Hat, win for fifth time in six games
The Portland Winterhawks are rolling, and scoring.
A night after beating Eastern Conference-leading Lethbridge, the Hawks exploded for eight goals and beat Medicine Hat 8-1 in Western Hockey League play at Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Six different Winterhawks found the back of the net as Portland won for the fifth time in six games.
Alex Overhardt had a goal and three assists.
Alex Schoenborn, who had two goals at Lethbridge, opened the scoring 2:49 into the game, and Conor MacEachern made it 2-0 six minutes later. Schoenborn added his ssecond goal on the power play and it was 3-0.
Dominic Turgeon and Evan Weinger added goals as Portland went up 5-0 before Medicine Hat scored.
Goals by Overhardt, Weinger (his second) and Skyler McKenzie finished the scoring.
Adin Hill made 34 saves.
Portland is 31-25-3-0 and Medicine Hat 21-34-3-1.
The Hawks' road trip continues at Calgary, 6 p.m Tuesday.