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Tri-City Americans swept by Portland Winterhawks, lose game four, 4-1

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Just like that, the Tri-City Americans are done. Thursday the Portland Winterhawks beat Tri-City, 4-1, sweeping the WHL Western Conference Finals in four games.

Tri-City scored first. Adam Hughesman gave the Americans a 1-0 lead in the first period. No team scored in the second period. Then in the third, all the Winterhawks' shots on net start started to go in. On two separate occasions, Portland scored twice in under a minute. In total the Winterhawks put 61 shots on net compared to 40 by the Americans. Portland's goals came from Cam Reid, Marcel Noebels, Sven Bartschi and Brad Ross.

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