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Hawks Notes: Spokane @ Portland, October 10, 2008


Previous Game – Portland 1 @ Vancouver 7:  The Vancouver Giants got a four-point night from Casey Pierro-Zabotel and defeated the Portland Winter Hawks by a score of 7-1 Saturday night.  Pierro-Zabotel scored once and assisted on three others for the Giants while Evander Kane added one goal and two assists.  Vancouver got single markers from Jonathan Blum, Lance Bouma, Craig Schira, Andrej Kudrna and James Henry in the win.  Portland’s lone goal came from 16 year old rookie Brad Ross, assisted by Killian Hutt and Chris Francis early in the second period.  The goal broke a scoreless stretch of 153:12 for Portland.  Kurtis Mucha started in net and stopped 13 of 16 shots in one period of action before being relieved by Jordan White at the start of the second period.  White would stop 18 of 22 in the final forty minutes as the Giants out-shot the Hawks 38-20.  Jamie Tucker stopped 19 shots in the victory for Vancouver.  On special teams, Portland went 0 for 4 on the power play while Vancouver went 2 for 3.

Team Notes:  Portland is (1-4-0-0); (1-2-0-0) at home; (0-2-0-0) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on September 21, 2008, a 2-1 win over Kelowna.  The last road win was on January 16, 2008, a 3-2 SO win over Prince George. 

Portland All-Time Record on October 10:  5-4-1-0-0 (4-2-0-0-0 at home)

Portland vs. Spokane:  This is the second of nine meetings between the two teams, Spokane leads the season series 1-0-0-0.  Mitch Wahl (0-3-3) leads Spokane in scoring vs. Portland.  Spokane is 1 for 3 (33.3%) on the power play in the series while Portland is 0 for 6.  Dustin Tokarski stopped 40 shots in the shutout on 9/20.  The Hawks last home vs. Spokane was on 3/16/08, a 3-2 shootout victory.


Game Schedule:

9/20/08 – Spokane 3 @ Portland 0           10/10/08 @ Portland          

10/15/08 @ Spokane                                  11/7/08 @ Spokane

1/3/09 @ Spokane                                       1/14/09 @ Spokane

1/16/09 @ Portland                                      2/13/09 @ Portland

2/27/09 @ Spokane


All-Time vs. Spokane:


Total:  223 GP – 90 (W) – 116 (L) – 12 (T) – 3 (OTL) – 2 (SOL)


At Home:  111 GP – 51-49-9-0-2 – On Road:  112 GP – 39-67-3-3-0


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2309 GP – 1128 (W) – 1018 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1155 GP – 711-373-61-71-3 – On Road:  1154 GP – 417-645-66-21-5


Regular Season Leaders:


Goals:  Colin Reddin (2)

Assists:  Brad Ross (2)

Points:  Brad Ross (3)

Penalty Minutes:  Ryan Kerr (18)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (3.01)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (.909)

Power Play:  1 for 28 (3.57%)

Penalty Kill:  15 of 21 (71.43%)


Hawks Select Captains:  Based on a vote of their teammates, Travis Ehrhardt has been named Team Captain while Scott Gabriel, Ryan Kerr and Matt Schmermund have been named Alternate Captains for 2008-09.


Injuries & Roster Updates:  Ryan Andersen, F, Shoulder (Week to Week); Scott Gabriel, D, Concussion (Day to Day); Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 16 man games to injury in 2008-09.  On October 1st, the Winter Hawks acquired 18 year old left wing Joel Ridgeway from the Tri City Americans for a conditional 6th Round draft pick in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.  The Hawks released D Lee Morrow on Thursday, October 2nd.  On October 6th, the Hawks acquired 19 year old center Cody Rainaldi from Prince George for future considerations.

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 8,319 minutes played, and is now 4th all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 297 minutes behind Brent Belecki for third on the all-time list.  Chris Francis needs two games played to reach 150 in his WHL career.


Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:

Most Goals Scored:  2 (9/21 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Goals Allowed:  7 (10/4 vs. Vancouver, 7-1 loss)
Most Power Play Chances: 9 (9/21 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  6 (9/21 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 1 (9/21 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 2 (10/4 vs. Vancouver, 7-1 loss)
Most Shots Taken:  40 (9/20 vs. Spokane, 3-0 loss)
Fewest Shots Taken:  17 (9/21 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Shot Allowed:  38 (10/4 vs. Vancouver, 7-1 loss)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  25 (9/20 vs. Spokane, 3-0 loss)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 9/27 vs. Vancouver (Tucker – 19 saves, 5-0 loss)

Penalty Shots: N/A
Shootout Game Winning Goals:  N/A



  1. AK, nothing official on the status of Brock Cornish. Was he released?

  2. Cornish left the team and demanded a trade…he has not been released.

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