Tri-City Americans

Ams shut down Winterhawks

PORTLAND -- What a difference a week makes.

After getting run over by Portland 8-2 last Saturday, the Tri-City Americans turned the tables, beating the Winter-hawks 5-0 on Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

Drew Owsley had 30 saves for his 30th win and fourth shutout of the season, while Kruise Reddick added a goal and two assists.

The Americans (34-14-2-1, 71 points) moved within six points of the U.S. Division-leading Winterhawks (37-16-0-3, 77 points), who saw their four-game win streak come to an end.

Adam Hughesman opened the scoring at 8:35 of the first on the power play, giving Tri-City a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the second, Patrick Holland, Connor Rankin and Brock Sutherland tallied goals for the Americans.

Reddick potted his goal in the third, and Brendan Shinnimin added two assists.

Portland had a steady parade of players to the penalty box, giving the Americans 15 power plays, including four 5-on-3 opportunities. Tri-City finished 2-for-15 on the man advantage.

Mac Carruth had 34 saves for Portland, which was shut out for the first time this season.

Tri-City will play at Spokane (33-15-4-2, 72) tonight. The Chiefs beat Everett 2-0 on Friday.