Carruth, Winterhawks shut out Blazers

Nic Petan leads Portland against Kelowna Friday night. (WHL Images)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Forward Nic Petan scored twice and goaltender Mac Carruth stopped 29 shots to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 3-0 WHL playoff victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday night.

The Winterhawks now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final with Game 5 scheduled for the Rose Garden in Portland on Friday night.

Seth Jones also had a goal for Portland, which scored two first-period goals and another in the third.

Kamloops goaltender Cole Cheveldave stopped 24 shots.

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