Thursday Update…

If you haven’t heard already, the Hawks welcome 17 year old Sawyer Mick and 19 year old Jonathan Milhouse to Portland and say goodbye to 18 year old Ryan Andersen.

People ask why Andersen and Scott Gabriel were released and the simple answer is “management decision”.  The Hawks still have a large roster, so they may not be done making moves.

With the moves today, the roster currently sits at 15 forwards (including the injured Nick Dietrich), 9 defenseman and 2 goaltenders, for a total of 26 players.

Mick is the much younger brother of former Hawk Troy Mick who sits 5th all-time on the WInter Hawks scoring list, having amassed 144-209 — 353 points in 201 games from 1985-89.  Troy Mick also holds the team record for uniform number changes in a career with four – having worn #’s 5, 22, 23 & 26 in his stay in Portland.

Sawyer Mick was a teammate of Keith Hamilton with the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League last year, posting 14-14-28 with 30 PIM’s in 39 games.  He was playing for the Chase Chiefs of the KIJHL to start the year, leading them in goals scored, posting 12-9-21 in 18 games.

Jonathan Milhouse started with the Everett Silvertips in 2005-06 and part of 2006-07, going scoreless in 34 games with 12 PIM’s.  He got a look at by the Vancouver Giants last year, but didn’t play in any games for the Giants.  He has been with the Victoria Grizzlies the past two years, amassing 23-46-69 in 76 career games in the BCHL.

Mick will wear #22 for the Hawks while Milhouse will wear #16.

I caught a bit of practice today and KPTV Channel 12 was there doing player and coach interviews that will be shown on their Sunday night sports program at 11:00 PM.

The long 7 game in 9 night stretch for the Hawks will start tomorrow night at 7:30 when Cameron Cepek and the Prince George Cougars make their first appearance in Portland this season.

This will be the first visit to Portland for Cepek since being drafted by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the expansion draft two summers ago.

Once the Hawks play the road game in Everett on November 28th, the Hawks will be one-game shy of the halfway point for road games this season, with that being the 17th.  At that point, the Hawks will have 26 home games remaining vs. the 19 road games.

rattieNice to see 1st Round, 2nd overall, Bantam Pick Ty Rattie get some press as of late.

Rattie was named the Alberta Midget Hockey League’s Player of the Month for October and also got some press from The Hockey News.

Both articles are available for viewing at www.winterhawks.com.

The plan is to try and get Rattie into five games this season for Portland, but the timing of that hasn’t been determined as of yet.

 

 

 

Thats it for now…

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2 Comments

  1. It is so good to feel hope that our team is moving towar the future instad of moving further into a pid of dispare!
    GO HAWKS GO!!!!!

  2. IT LOOKS LIKE THE FOCUS IS ON GUYS WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO SCORE. I LIKE THAT APPROACH. I STILL DON’T THINK THAT THE MOVES ARE FINISHED, BUT I LIKE WHAT WE’RE DOING SO FAR.


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