Winterhawks beat Edmonton 43 on Sunday

first_img PORTLAND — On Sunday morning Ty Rattie wasn’t sure he’d be able to play in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League finals because of an undisclosed injury. Sunday evening, as the final seconds ticked off the Rose Garden clock, Rattie was sprawled on the ice taking jabs from several Edmonton Oil Kings who were desperate to get at the puck.In between, Rattie wrote his name into the Portland Winterhawks record book and helped his team grab a lead in the finals series with a tense 4-3 win that entertained 10,947 fans.The win gives the Winterhawks a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 championship series. Game 4 is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Rose Garden.“It was a couple of games within a game,” Portland coach Mike Johnston said after a wild ride that saw his team build a 3-0 lead and then hang on for the victory. Three goals in an eight-minute span of the second period had Portland and its fans jumping. And it all started with a Sven Bartschi special. The Portland Winterhawks’ Ty Rattie takes a shot from his knees while being defended by the Edmonton Oil Kings’s Keegan Lowe in the third period of game 3 in the WHL Finals at the Rose Garden on Sunday May 6, 2012. The Winterhawks won the game 4-3.last_img read more