Portland @ Saskatoon…Game Notes…

The view from the Credit Union Centre Press Box in Saskatoon…

Some changes to the line-up tonight for Portland…tune into the pre-game to find out what.

Hawks Notes: Portland @ Saskatoon – October 22, 2008


Previous Game – Portland 0 @ Prince Albert 7:  The Prince Albert Raiders would score four power play goals and Steven Stanford would stop 24 shots to defeat the Portland Winter Hawks by a score of 7-0 on Tuesday night at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert.  The Hawks remain winless on the road this season and have now been shut out in five games.  Brandon Herrod led the Raiders with 1 goal and 2 assists, while Matt Robertson (1 goal, 1 assist), Matt Robertson (2 assists) and Justin Bernhardt (2 assists) each had multiple point games.  The Raiders would also get goals from Jordan Kochan, Dustin Cameron, Jordan Hickmott, Ryan Harrison and Andy Smith.  The Raiders would finish 4 for 7 on the power play while Portland went 0 for 3.  Kurtis Mucha stopped 30 of 37 shots in the loss for Portland.

Team Notes:  Portland is (1-10-0-0); (1-4-0-0) at home; (0-6-0-0) 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 vs. Saskatoon:  This is the first and only meeting between the two teams this season.  Last season, Portland won the only meeting in Portland by a score of 4-2, outshooting the Blades by a margin of 34-31.  The last Hawk win in Saskatoon was on 1/19/01 by a score of 1-0.


Game Schedule:


10/22/08 – Portland @ Saskatoon


All-Time vs. Saskatoon:

Total:  62 GP – 34 (W) – 23 (L) – 5 (T) – 0 (OTL) – 0 (SOL)


At Home:  32 GP – 24-8-0-0-0 – On Road:  30 GP – 10-15-5-0-0


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2315 GP – 1128 (W) – 1024 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1157 GP – 711-375-61-71-3 – On Road:  1158 GP – 417-649-66-21-5


Regular Season Leaders:


Goals:  Brad Ross/Luke Walker (3)

Assists:  Brett Ponich/Radim Valchar (3)

Points:  Brad Ross (5)

Penalty Minutes:  Ryan Kerr (29)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (4.80)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (.869)

Power Play:  6 for 62 (9.7%)

Penalty Kill:  37 of 56 (66.1%)


Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Nick Dietrich, F, Wrist (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 38 man games to injury in 2008-09.   

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 8,677 minutes played, and is now 3rd all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 77 minutes behind Darrell May for second on the all-time list.  Travis Ehrhardt needs five more games played to reach 200 in his WHL career.  Matt Schmermund needs three more games played to reach 150 in his WHL career.


Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:

Most Goals Scored:  4 (10/18/08 @ Moose Jaw, 5-4 loss)
Most Goals Allowed:  7 (Twice)
Most Power Play Chances: 10 (10/18/08 @ Moose Jaw, 5-4 loss)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  9 (10/10 vs. Spokane, 6-2 loss)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 2 (Twice)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 4 (10/21/08 @ Prince Albert, 7-0 loss)
Most Shots Taken:  40 (9/20/08 vs. Spokane, 3-0 loss)
Fewest Shots Taken:  17 (9/21/08 vs. Kelowna, 2-1 win)
Most Shots Allowed:  46 (10/17/08 @ Brandon, 5-1 loss)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  25 (9/20/08 vs. Spokane, 3-0 loss)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 10/21/08 @ Prince Albert (Stanford – 24 saves, 7-0 loss)

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



1 Comment

  1. Hey Andy;

    Hope you don’t get a nose bleed during the broadcast tonight, I have a feeling the Hawks plays tough in front of the rookie goalie tonight. Maybe even escape with a “W”. That will make the bus trip a lot shorter.

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