Winterhawks win 2-1, even series with Spokane

Winterhawks win 2-1, even series with Spokane

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by Ben Lacy

kgw.com

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 12:43 AM

The Portland Winterhawks evened up the WHL Western Conference Finals Sunday night at the Rose Garden with a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs.  The series now shifts to Spokane for games 3 and 4.

The Chiefs opened the scoring 17 minutes into the first period with a nice shot from Matt Marantz from the left faceoff circle to take a 1-0 lead.  33 seconds later, Portland's William Wrenn tied the game with a goal from the point.  It was his first career goal in the playoffs.

Midway through the second period, a Portland power play produced a scrum at the net that resulted in Ryan Johansen tapping in the puck for a 2-1 Winterhawks lead.  That would stand as the game's final.

The win ensures a game 5 to be played Saturday night at the Rose Garden.  Tickets are currently on sale.

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