‘Birds vs. Hawks…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Seattle @ Portland, October 11, 2008


Previous Game – Spokane 6 @ Portland 2:  The Portland Winter Hawks would strike first on Friday night, but the Spokane Chiefs would strike most as the Chiefs skated to a 6-2 win at the Memorial Coliseum.  Luke Walker got the Hawks on the scoreboard with an early goal, less than three minutes into the first period, but Spokane would finish three times before the end of the period and not look back.  Troy Rutkowski, with his first career WHL point, and Brett Ponich would assist on the Portland goal.  Ryan Letts would tally twice for Spokane, while Levko Koper, Trevor Glass, Tyler Johnson and Steven Kuhn would add single markers.  Johnson would add two assists for a three point night for Spokane.  Portland’s second goal would come on the power play, just their second power play goal of the season, when Travis Ehrhardt’s point shot found the twine through a screen early in the second period.  Travis Bobbee and Radim Valchar assisted on the goal.  Dustin Tokarski went the distance in net for Spokane, stopping 23 of 25 shots in the victory while Kurtis Mucha would stop 31 of 37 shots in defeat.  On special teams, Spokane would finish 2 for 9 on the power play while Portland went 1 for 7.

Team Notes:  Portland is (1-5-0-0); (1-3-0-0) 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 11:  9-2-1-0-0 (5-1-0-0-0 at home)

Portland vs. Seattle:  This is the first of 12 meetings between the two teams.  Last season, Seattle won the season series 11-1-0-0, outscoring Portland by a margin of 56-16.  On special teams, Seattle went 11 for 71 (15.5%) while Portland went 5 for 44 (11.4%).


Game Schedule:


10/11/08 @ Portland                                               11/22/08 @ Seattle

11/29/09 @ Portland                                               12/6/08 @ Portland

12/27/08 @ Seattle                                      12/31/08 @ Portland

1/24/09 @ Seattle                                        2/14/09 @ Seattle

2/21/09 @ Portland                                      2/28/09 @ Seattle

3/13/09 @ Seattle                                        3/14/09 @ Portland


All-Time vs. Seattle:


Total:  401GP – 212 (W) – 159 (L) – 23 (T) – 6 (OTL) – 1 (SOL)


At Home:  200 GP – 126-63-8-3-0 – On Road:  201 GP – 86-96-15-3-1


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2310 GP – 1128 (W) – 1019 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1156 GP – 711-374-61-71-3 – 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:  Jordan White (3.55)

Save Percentage:  Jordan White (88.8%)

Power Play:  2 for 35 (5.71%)

Penalty Kill:  22 of 30 (73.33%)


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 19 man games to injury in 2008-09. 

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 8,379 minutes played, and is now 4th all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 237 minutes behind Brent Belecki for third on the all-time list.  Mucha also needs two more appearances to reach 150 in his WHL career.  Chris Francis needs one game played to reach 150 in his WHL career.


Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:

Most Goals Scored:  2 (Twice)
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:  9 (10/10 vs. Spokane, 6-2 loss)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 1 (Twice)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 2 (Twice)
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. Andy,

    Riley Boychuck left the game after the first period did he get injured or sat out due to effort?

    Nick D. Left the game in the 3rd after a hard hit is he ok?

    They announced that they needed an Xray tec in the Hawks dressing room end of 3rd period?

    The team looks like they are struggling with work ethic.
    Not as much jump as in the first 2 games. Only half the players are working hard.

    Any update would be great.


  2. Boychuk had a sore back.

    I won’t know anything about Dietrich until I get to the rink later today. I’ll have an update on the pre-game show.

  3. Andy,

    Thanks for the updates.

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