Tri City @ Portland…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Tri City @ Portland – December 28, 2008

 

Previous Game – Portland 5 @ Seattle 1:  The Portland Winter Hawks scored three third period goals to break open a close game and they skate away with a 5-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Key Arena in Seattle.  Sawyer Mick scored the first two goals of his WHL career early in the third period and Luke Walker scored the final goal for Portland to clinch the victory.  Seattle got on the scoreboard first when Jonathan Parker scored in the opening minute of the first period, but that would it be it for Seattle.

Portland tied the score halfway through the first period when Jonathan Milhouse rammed home a centering pass from Taylor Peters.  Colin Reddin would get the game winner following his own shot and pounding home the rebound in the second period.

Kurtis Mucha stopped 27 shots to get the victory for Portland while Jacob DeSerres stopped 23 of 28 in the loss for Seattle.  On special teams, both teams went scoreless with Portland going 0 for 5 and Seattle going 0 for 3 on the power play.

 

Team Notes:  Portland is (9-24-1-0); (5-10-1-0) at home (0-2-0-0 in Rose Garden); (4-14-0-0) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on December 2, 2008, a 4-1 win over Kootenay.  The last road win was on December 27, 2008, a 5-1 win over Seattle. 

Portland vs. Tri City:  This is the third of nine meetings between the two teams, with Portland leading the season series 2-0-0-0.  Portland is 2 for 8 (25.0%) on the power play in the series while Tri City is 2 for 10 (20%).  Tri City has out-shot Portland 59-54 in the series.

 

Game Schedule:

10/31/08 – Portland 4 @ Tri City 1                        11/15/08 – Tri City 3 @ Portland 4

12/28/08 – Tri City @ Portland                               1/10/09 – Portland @ Tri City

1/28/09 – Portland @ Tri City                                 1/30/09 – Tri City @ Portland

2/6/09 – Tri City @ Portland                                   2/22/09 – Tri City @ Portland

3/1/09 – Portland @ Tri City

 

All-Time vs. Tri City:

Total:  196 GP – 90 (W) – 88 (L) – 9 (T) – 7 (OTL) – 2 (SOL)

 

At Home:  97 GP – 56-33-4-3-1 – On Road:  99 GP – 34-55-5-4-1

 

Portland All-Time:

Total:  2338 GP – 1136 (W) – 1038 (L) – 127 (T) – 29 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)

 

At Home:  1168 GP – 715-381-61-8-3 – On Road:  1170 GP – 421-657-66-21-5

 

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals:  Radim Valchar/Luke Walker (10)

Assists:  Chris Francis (15)

Points:  Radim Valchar (21)

Penalty Minutes:  Brett Ponich (59)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (3.70)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (89.5%)

Power Play:  19 for 155 (12.3%) overall

Penalty Kill:  115 of 155 (74.2%) overall

 

Current Streaks:  Chris Francis (0-7-7 in last 4); Jonathan Milhouse (1-2-3 in last 3); Travis Bobbee (0-2-2 in last 2); Stefan Schneider (0-2-2 in last 2).

 

Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Nick Dietrich, F, Wrist (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 88 man games to injury in 2008-09.  Radim Valchar has been selected to the Czech Republic squad for the World U20 Championships in Ottawa, ON, from 12/26/08 – 1/5/09.  Keith Hamilton, Brad Ross and Troy Rutkowski are playing for Team Pacific at the World U17 Championships in Port Alberni, BC, from 12/29/08 – 1/4/09.  Ian Curtis (G) has been added to the active roster.

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha has played a career total of 9,778 minutes played, and is now 1st all-time for minutes played by a Winter Hawk goaltender, surpassing Lanny Ramage on the all-time list.  Mucha needs four more appearances to pass Ramage for most games played at 175 by a Winter Hawk goaltender.

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

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

Fewest Goals Allowed:  1 (Six 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 (Six 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:  49 (Twice)
Fewest Shots Allowed:  19 (Twice)
Last Shutout:  N/A
Last Time Shutout: 11/28/08 @ Everett (Barrie, 22 Saves – 3-0 loss)

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

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1 Comment

  1. Too many penalties!!


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