Portland @ Kamloops…Game Notes…

kamloopsDaniel Johnston may make his season debut tonight…here are the game notes…

Hawks Notes: Portland @ Kamloops – January 7, 2009

 

Previous Game – Portland 2 @ Spokane 1:  The Portland Winter Hawks scored a late goal in the final period and 34 saves from Ian Curtis to extend their winning streak to three games as they knock off the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in front of 6,232 at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night.  Sawyer Mick scored on a wrist shot in the final five minutes for the game winner, off a feed from Killian Hutt, beating goaltender James Reid just inside the post for his third goal of the season. Stefan Schneider had Portland’s other goal, also off a feed from Hutt, early in the second period to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead.  Spokane tied the score late in the second when Kenton Miller banged home a rebound from the slot, off a Ryan Letts entry shot.  Curtis picks up his first win as a Winter Hawk, stopping 34 of 35 shots.  Reid stopped 23 of 25 in the loss for Spokane.  On special teams, Portland went 0 for 2 on the power play while Spokane went 0 for 1.

Team Notes:  Portland is (12-25-1-0); (7-11-1-0) at home (1-3-0-0 in Rose Garden); (5-14-0-0) on the road.  The Hawks last home win was on January 2, 2009, a 4-0 win over Everett.  The last road win was on January 3, 2009, a 2-1 win over Spokane.  The Hawks have won three in a row and four of their last five.

Portland vs. Kamloops:  This is the second of four meetings between the two teams.  Portland leads the series 1-0-0-0 after scoring five third period goals in the first game between the two teams, winning 7-5.  Luke Walker had 2-1-3 in that game for Portland.  Kamloops outshot Portland 46-29.  Portland is 0 for 2 on the power play in the series while Kamloops is 1 for 4.

 

Game Schedule:

 

11-9-08 – Kamloops 5 @ Portland 7              1-7-09 – Portland @ Kamloops

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

 

All-Time vs. Kamloops:

 

Total:  220 GP – 92 (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:  2342 GP – 1139 (W) – 1039 (L) – 127 (T) – 29 (OTL) – 8 (SOL)

 

At Home:  1171 GP – 717-382-61-8-3 – On Road:  1171 GP – 422-657-66-21-5

 

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals:  Luke Walker (12)

Assists:  Chris Francis (17)

Points:  Chris Francis (24)

Penalty Minutes:  Brett Ponich (63)

GAA:  Kurtis Mucha (3.51)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (90.0%)

Power Play:  23 for 173 (13.3%) overall   

Penalty Kill:  129 of 175 (73.6%) overall

 

Current Streaks:  Killian Hutt (1-4-5 in last 3); Travis Ehrhardt (0-2-2 in last 2); Kurtis Mucha (3-0-0-0, 1.00, .970, 1 shutout in last 3 starts).

 

Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite).  The Hawks have lost 96 man games to injury in 2008-09. 

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha recorded his 5,000th save in his WHL career on Friday night, he currently sits at 5,027.  Mucha also needs two more appearances to pass Ramage for most games played at 175 by a Winter Hawk goaltender.  Mucha needs one win to reach 50 in his WHL career. Travis Ehrhardt needs three points to reach 100 in his WHL career.

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:  0 (1/2/09 vs. Everett, 4-0 win)
Most Power Play Chances: 10 (10/18/08 @ Moose Jaw, 5-4 loss)

Most Power Play Chances Against:  11 (12/28/08 vs. Tri City, 4-3 loss)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 2 (Seven Times)
Most Power Play Goals Allowed: 4 (Twice)
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:  1/2/09 vs. Everett (Mucha, 38 Saves – 4-0 win)
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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