SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS 5, Portland Winterhawks 4 (OT)
Saturday night, ShoWare Center, 4,622 announced attendance
Portland earned a point in the overtime road loss, rallying in the third period.
But the Hawks missed a chance to win, as Seattle tied the score at 4-4 with 3:17 left in regulation, then got the deciding goal 4:19 into the extra period.
WHAT IT MEANS
The Hawks lost a point to U.S. Division leader Everett, which won 1-0 at Calgary.
Four Winterhawks had a goal, and seven Portland players had an assist.
In order, Taylor Leier, Keegan Iverson, Nic Petan and Brendan Leipsic scored goals for the Hawks.
Portland killed all five of Seattle's power-play opportunities.
Portland won the last meeting 10-2, and in the rematch each team had two major-fighting penalties in the first 4:47.
WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE
Everett 19-4-4-0 (42) (U.S. Division leader)
Kelowna 17-3-0-2 (36) (B.C. Division leader)
Portland 18-5-2-1 (39)
Victoria 17-10-0-1 (35)
Spokane 16-8-0-1 (33)
Seattle 13-9-1-3 (30)
Tri-City 14-11-0-2 (30)
Vancouver 11-11-4-1 (27)
Prince George 10-15-1-3 (24)
Kamloops 6-17-2-1 (15)
The Winterhawks are off until Friday night, when they skate at Spokane, 7 p.m. (KPAM 860 AM).