Portland @ Seattle…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Portland @ Seattle – November 22, 2008


Previous Game – Portland 2 @ Everett 5:  Tyler Maxwell scored two goals and assisted on a third to lead the Everett Silvertips to a 5-2 win over the Portland Winter Hawks in front of 6,314 at the Comcast Arena on Friday night.  The Hawks scored the first goal – a chip shot by Killian Hutt on a four-on-four opportunity early in the first period – and the final goal – a shorthanded wrist shot from Joel Ridgeway – but Everett scored five in between to get the win.  Ridgeway’s goal was his first as a Winter Hawk.  Maxwell scored the first two goals for Everett and then set up Mike Alexander for the third, on the power play, to give Everett a 3-1 lead.  They would add goals from Graham Potuer in the second and Jordan Mistelbacher in the third to extend their lead to 5-1.  Shayne Barrie stopped 19 of 21 shots in the win for Everett while Kurtis Mucha handled 37 of 42 in the loss for Portland.  On special teams, Portland went 0 for 7 on the power play while Everett went 1 for 7.

Team Notes:  Portland is (7-18-0-0); (4-6-0-0) at home; (3-12-0-0) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on November 15, 2008, a 4-3 win over Tri City.  The last road win was on November 7, 2008, a 2-1 win over Spokane. 

Portland vs. Seattle:  This is the second of 12 meetings between the two teams.  Seattle leads the season series 1-0-0-0, defeating Portland 4-0 on October 11 in Portland.  Calvin Pickard made 20 saves for the shutout.  Portland went 0 for 4 with a shorthanded goal against while Seattle went 0 for 5 on the power play.  The Hawks last road win in Seattle was on 2/3/07, a 5-2 win.


Game Schedule:


10/11/08 – Seattle 4 @ Portland 0                        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:  402 GP – 212 (W) – 160 (L) – 23 (T) – 6 (OTL) – 1 (SOL)


At Home:  201 GP – 126-64-8-3-0 – On Road:  201 GP – 86-96-15-3-1


Portland All-Time:


Total:  2329 GP – 1134 (W) – 1032 (L) – 127 (T) – 28 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)


At Home:  1162 GP – 714-377-61-71-3 – On Road:  1167 GP – 420-655-66-21-5


Regular Season Leaders:


Goals:  Radim Valchar/Luke Walker (7)

Assists:  Killian Hutt/Brad Ross (9)

Points:  Killian Hutt/Radim Valchar (15)

Penalty Minutes:  Luke Walker (40)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (4.04)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (88.7%)

Power Play:  13 for 123 (10.6%) overall

Penalty Kill:  88 of 125 (70.4%) overall


Current Streaks:  Travis Ehrhardt (0-2-2 in last 2).


Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Nick Dietrich, F, Wrist (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 66 man games to injury in 2008-09.   

Three Named to Team Pacific:  Keith Hamilton, Brad Ross and Troy Rutkowski were all named to represent Team Pacific at the World U17 Championships to be held in Port Alberni, BC, from December 29, 2008 – January 4, 2009.

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 9,249 minutes played, and is now 2nd all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, currently 510 minutes behind Lanny Ramage on the all-time list.  Radim Valchar needs three games played and Luke Walker needs five games played to reach 100 in their WHL careers.

Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:
Most Goals Scored:  7 (11/9/08 vs. Kamloops, 7-5 win)

Fewest Goals Scored:  0 (Six Times)
Most Goals Allowed:  7 (Three Times)

Fewest Goals Allowed:  1 (Four 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 (Three Times)
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:  19 (11/18/08 @ Chilliwack, a 2-0 loss)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 11/18/08 @ Chilliwack (2-0, Friesen 28 saves)

Penalty Shots: N/A

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



1 Comment

  1. WOW …. a very disappointing week end for Winterhawks, after building some momentum and playing good under Coach Johnston the past few weeks, the “old era” Hawks have re-surfaced. We will see how the coaching staff handles inconsistant play and lack of hustle. It was obvious the Hawks received a spark when Coach Johnston started, but that spark has left the building, it will be interesting how the new coaching staff reacts.

    Now thoughts about the game, First I am glad it will be my last game at the Key Arena. I was a little suprised Keith Hamilton got the start in goal, after his performance, maybe he was suprised he got the start too. A shaky performance, remember Keith, this is a rivalry series, but his teammates did not do any favors for him either.

    Nice to get 2 PP goals tonight, even though one was scored with a few seconds in the game, but I liked the effort and that hard work CAN pay off HUGE later in the season. The power play has been a little spotty the past few games, and I think we all agree. the Hawks don’t have enough talent to win consistantly 5 on 5 and need to take advantage of the Power play opportunites.

    Tayler Jordan nice game tonight son, he might get another one game suspension. We will have to wait and see.

    To all the Hawks fans, please drive safe, I will staying up here tonight to watch the Seahawks on Sunday. Hockey game in Everett on Friday, and Saturday in Seattle, and a football game on Sunday. Nice hat trick!

    Brian in Sherwood staying in Seattle

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