17-year-old Zach Benson scored three goals and assisted on one of Matthew Savoie’s two goals in the game as the Winnipeg Ice beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-3 Sunday at the ICE Cave inside Wayne Fleming Arena.
Benson’s second hat trick of the season helped the Ice improve their record to an Eastern Conference-leading 29-5.
Carson Lambos rounded out Winnipeg’s attack, who had a 2-0 lead after the first period and a 5-1 advantage through 40 minutes.
Ryan McCleary, Robbie Fromm-Delorme and Marcus Nguyen replied for Portland (26-6-2-1).
The Winterhawks outshot the Ice 41-32.
Daniel Hauser earned the victory in goal while Dante Giannizzi suffered the loss.
Both teams went 0/3 on the power play.