Dylan Olsen and Brett Olson each assisted on two goals Friday night as the Portland Pirates skated to a 5-1 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Cameron Gaunce scored his first goal of the season 3:31 into the game, from Greg McKegg and Olson to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.

Carter Verhaeghe scored for the Sound Tigers at 8:48 of the second period. The Pirates regained the lead 1:27 later on a power-play goal by Garrett Wilson from McKegg and Olsen.

Taylor Beck of Bridgeport was serving two minutes in the penalty box after an elbowing call sent him off the ice.

McKegg, Shane Harper and Wayne Simpson scored in the third period to stretch Portland’s lead.

After Harper scored for the Pirates with less than eight minutes remaining, seven penalties were handed out between the teams as tensions rose, giving Portland two more power-play opportunities as the game wound down.

Portland goalie Mike McKenna earned the win with 29 saves on 30 shots.

Christopher Gibson of Bridgeport surrendered all five goals and finished with 22 saves.

The teams will meet again at 7 p.m. Saturday in Portland.


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