Big second period carries Winterhawks to 19th straight win

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The Portland Winterhawks kept their record-setting win streak going Saturday, as the Hawks earned their 19th straight victory with a 6-3 Western Hockey League victory over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders at the Memorial Coliseum.

The 19 straight wins continues a streak that’s taken place over six weeks, as Portland (45-12-2-3) hasn’t lost since a shootout defeat in Victoria on Jan. 10, and haven’t lost in regulation since Jan. 4.

Prince Albert scored the first two goals of the game, and then Portland netted the next five.

The Hawks played a dominant second period, scoring four goals and outshooting Prince Albert 21-4.

For the game, Chase De Leo had two goals and two assists, and Nic Petan scored two goals for Portland.

Petan extended his team-leading point streak to 15 games, while Oliver Bjorkstrand has points in 13 straight. De Leo finished with a big night, with two goals and two assists for four points.

The Hawks close out a three-games-in-three-days set on Sunday in Everett against the Silvertips at 4 p.m.