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Hawks Notes: Kelowna @ Portland – September 21, 2008


Previous Game – Spokane 3 @ Portland 0:  Dustin Tokarski stopped all 40 shots he faced to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-0 victory over the Portland Winter Hawks on Saturday night in front of 3236 at the Memorial Coliseum.  Brett Bartman, Stefan Ulmer and Jared Cowen scored for Spokane with Mitch Wahl assisting on all three goals while David Conrad had two assists for the Chiefs.  Portland held the Chiefs without a shot for the first 17:47 of the opening period, but couldn’t find a way to beat Tokarski.  Portland wound up out-shooting the Chiefs 40-25 on the night.  Jordan White went the distance in net for Portland, stopping 22 of 25 shots in the loss.  On special teams, Spokane went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Hawks finished 0 for 5.

Team Notes:  Portland is (0-1-0-0); (0-1-0-0) at home; (0-0-0-0) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on March 16, 2008, a 3-2 SO win over Spokane.  The last road win was on January 16, 2008, a 3-2 SO win over Prince George.  

Portland All-Time Record on September 21:  2-2-0-0 (2-1-0-0 at home)

Portland vs. Kelowna:  The two teams will meet four times in 2008-09.  Last season, the Rockets swept the season series 4-0-0-0, outscoring the Hawks 19-6.  Colin Long (3-3-6) and Tyson Barrie (0-5-5) led the Rockets while Chris Francis (0-4-4) led the Hawks.  Kelowna went 6 for 21 (28.9%) on the power play while Spokane went 2 for 16 (12.5%).


Game Schedule:


9/21/08 in Portland

1/9/09 in Kelowna

2/16/09 in Portland

3/11/09 in Kelowna


All-Time vs. Kelowna:


Total:  72 GP – 25 (W) – 43 (L) – 3 (T) – 1 (OTL) – 0 (SOL)


At Home:  36 GP – 17-17-2-0-0 – On Road:  36 GP – 8-26-1-1-0


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2305 GP – 1127 (W) – 1015 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1153 GP – 710-372-61-71-3 – On Road:  1152 GP – 417-643-66-21-5




Pre-Season Leaders:


Goals:  Killian Hutt (7)

Assists:  Brad Ross (5)

Points:  Killian Hutt (11)

Penalty Minutes:  Scott Gabriel (20)

GAA:  Jordan White (2.03)

Save Percentage:  Jordan White (94.0%)


Regular Season Leaders:


Goals:  None

Assists:  None

Points:  None

Penalty Minutes:  Ryan Kerr/Taylor Peters (7)

GAA:  Jordan White (3.00)

Save Percentage:  Jordan White (88.0%)


Injuries & Roster Updates:  Ryan Andersen, F, Shoulder (6-8 weeks); Scott Gabriel, D, Concussion (Indefinite); Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite).  Kurtis Mucha (Phoenix) and Travis Ehrhardt (Detroit) remain at NHL training camps as free agent try-out players.


Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 8,239 minutes played, and is now 4th all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 377 minutes behind Brent Belecki on the all-time list.  


Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:

Most Goals Scored:  0 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Goals Allowed:  3 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Power Play Chances: 5 (9/20 vs. Spokane)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  3 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 0 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 1 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Shots Taken:  40 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Fewest Shots Taken:  40 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Most Shot Allowed:  25 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  25 (9/20 vs. Spokane)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 9/20 vs. Spokane (Tokarski – 40 Saves)
Penalty Shots: N/A
Shootout Game Winning Goals:  N/A


1 Comment

  1. Andy–

    I like the addition of the season highs and lows. It brings an aspect to the game…even when we do lose, we can look back and see the high points….There seems to be many. The boys seem to play hard night in and night out (most nights).

    Keep up the good work Andy!

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