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Winterhawks stop Seattle 3-0; win streak at 10

PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS 3, Seattle Thunderbirds 0

Saturday night, Memorial Coliseum, 6,861 announced attendance

HIGHLIGHTS

• Portland held Seattle to 16 shots, and Brendan Burke stopped all of them, as the Hawks won their 10th game in a row.

WHAT IT MEANS

• The Winterhawks' lead over second-place Seattle grew to eight points in the Western Hockey League U.S. Division.

TOP PERFORMERS

• Burke picked up his second shutout in two nights. He blanked Spokane on Friday in a 6-0 victory.POULIOT

• Defenseman Derrick Pouliot was named No. 1 star of the game. In addition to his leadership on defense, he had two assists.

• Oliver Bjorkstrand assisted on Portland's first goal and scored the final goal, his 37th strike of the WHL season. He is second in the league in goals.

KEY STATS

• Seattle managed just eight shots in the first period, two in the second and six in the third — and was 0 for 2 on power plays.

NOTES

• Nic Petan's 26th goal of the season gave Portland a 1-0 lead at 5:50 of the middle frame. It was one of two Winterhawk power-play scores.

• Adam Rossignol scored shorthanded at 7:44 of the third period. The unassisted goal was his third tally of the season.

• Bjorkstrand's power-play goal came at 16:29 of the final period, with Petan and Pouliot assisting.

WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE

STANDINGS

Kelowna 42-7-0-3 (87) (B.C. Division leader)

Portland 36-12-2-3 (77) (U.S. Division leader)

Victoria 34-16-0-3 (71)

Seattle 32-16-2-3 (69)

Spokane 31-16-3-2 (67)

Vancouver 26-19-6-3 (61)

Everett 26-19-7-1 (60)

Tri-City 26-22-2-3 (57)

Prince George 22-26-2-5 (51)

Kamloops 11-37-2-3 (27)

NEXT

The Winterhawks play at Tri-City at 7 p.m. Friday (KPAM 860 AM).