HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Bears scored two goals in a span of 17 seconds after getting a five-on-three power play in the first period Saturday night and went on to beat the Portland Pirates 4-2 to sweep a weekend set of games.

Chris Bourque opened the scoring for the Bears (9-5-0-3) at 8:42.

Jonathan Racine was called for a cross-checking penalty at 16:07 of the period and Cameron Gaunce was whistled for cross-checking just 41 seconds later, giving Hershey the two-man advantage.

The Bears punished Portland (7-8) with goals by Travis Boyd (5-on-3 advantage) and Chris Brown (5-on-4 advantage) to take a 3-0 lead.

Portland goalie Mike McKenna relieved starter Sam Brittain midway through the second period.

McKenna surrendered a goal to Paul Carey from Ryan Stanton and Chandler Stephenson as Hershey stretched its lead to 4-0 after two periods.

The Pirates staged a late comeback, scoring twice in the final minutes of the game.

Gaunce and Chase Balisy fed Kyle Rau down low, and he put it in behind Bears goalie Dan Ellis with 2:44 left in the game.

Logan Shaw scored on a power play with 1:47 remaining.