Kamloops @ Portland…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Kamloops @ Portland – November 9, 2008


Previous Game – Red Deer 6 @ Portland 2:  The Red Deer Rebels scored three times on the power play and skated away with a 6-2 win over the Portland Winter Hawks on Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum.  Cass Mappin scored two power play goals and added an assist to lead the Rebels, while Carter Smith chipped in one goal and two assists and Landon Ferraro added a goal and an assist.  Josh Cowen and Brennen Wray rounded out the scoring for Red Deer.  Portland got on the scoreboard first when Colin Reddin took a feed from Brad Ross and finished with a wrister over the blocker of Darcy Kuemper just 2:40 into the opening period.  After Red Deer scored four consecutive goals, Radim Valchar scored a power play goal, once again set up by Ross, to cut the lead in half at 4-2 halfway through the third, but Red Deer would score twice more to round out the scoring.  For just the second time this season, Portland out-shot an opponent, getting 32 shots while surrendering 24.  Kuemper made 30 saves in net for Red Deer while Keith Hamilton stopped 18 in his first home start of the season.  On special teams, Red Deer went 3 for 6 on the power play while the Hawks went 1 for 4.

Team Notes:  Portland is (4-14-0-0); (1-6-0-0) at home; (3-8-0-0) 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 November 7, 2008, a 2-1 win over Spokane. 

Portland vs. Kamloops:  This is the first of four meetings between the two teams.  Last season, Kamloops won the season series 4-0-0-0, outscoring the Winter Hawks by a margin of 19-10 and outshooting Portland by a margin of 150-98.  On special teams, Kamloops went 8 for 25 (32.0%) while Portland went 2 for 22 (9.1%).


Game Schedule:


11-9-08 – Kamloops @ Portland               1-7-09 – Portland @ Kamloops

1-17-09 – Kamloops @ Portland               3-6-09 – Portland @ Kamloops


All-Time vs. Kamloops:

Total:  219 GP – 91 (W) – 112 (L) – 13 (T) – 3 (OTL) – 0 (SOL)


At Home:  109 GP – 64-34-10-1-0 – On Road:  110 GP – 27-78-3-2-0


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2322 GP – 1131 (W) – 1028 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1159 GP – 711-377-61-71-3 – On Road:  1163 GP – 420-651-66-21-5


Regular Season Leaders:


Goals:  Brad Ross/Radim Valchar (5)

Assists:  Killian Hutt (8)

Points:  Brad Ross (11)

Penalty Minutes:  Ryan Kerr/Luke Walker (36)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (4.17)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (88.7%)

Power Play:  10 for 90 (11.1%) overall – 3 for 38 (7.9%) at home

Penalty Kill:  62 of 90 (68.9%) overall – 28 of 37 (75.7%) at home


Current Streaks:  Chris Francis (0-2-2 in last 2).


Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Nick Dietrich, F, Wrist (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 52 man games to injury in 2008-09.   

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 8,916 minutes played, and is now 2nd all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 844 minutes behind Lanny Ramage on the all-time list.  


Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:

Most Goals Scored:  4 (Three Times)

Fewest Goals Scored:  0 (Five Times)
Most Goals Allowed:  7 (Twice)

Fewest Goals Allowed:  1 (Three Times)
Most Power Play Chances: 10 (10/18/08 @ Moose Jaw, 5-4 loss)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  9 (Twice)
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:  47 (10/25/08 @ Swift Current, a 6-2 loss)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  24 (11/8/08 vs. Red Deer, a 6-2 loss)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 10/21/08 @ Prince Albert (Stanford – 24 saves, 7-0 loss)

Penalty Shots: N/A

Overtime Game Winning Goals:  Rutkowski 10/22 vs. Saskatoon
Shootout Game Winning Goals:  N/A

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