Hawks @ Ams…Game Notes…

tcOne other roster note today…Jonathan Milhouse has been removed from the active roster.   No word on his plans or reassignment…

Hawks Notes: Portland @ Tri City – January 10, 2009

 

Previous Game – Portland 4 @ Kelowna 5 (SO):  The Kelowna Rockets scored twice in the shoot-out to knock off the Portland Winter Hawks by a score of 5-4 on Friday night at the Prospera Place in Kelowna.  Stepan Novotny and Brandon McMillan scored in the shoot-out for Kelowna while Portland got a single marker from Chris Francis.  Portland took a 2-0 lead early in the second period on goals by Luke Walker and Stefan Schneider, but Kelowna scored back-to-back power play goals just eight seconds apart by Cody Almond and Tyson Barrie to tie score halfway through the middle period.  Radim Valchar scored in the first minute of the third period to give the Hawks a one-goal lead again, but Kelowna got the next two, by Novotny and Almond, to take a 4-3 lead.   The Hawks tied it in the final minute when Colin Reddin found a loose puck in the crease and tipped it home to send the game to overtime.  Neither team could score in the five minute overtime session.  Kurtis Mucha stopped 32 of 36 shots for Portland while Adam Brown stopped 24 of 28 shots for Kelowna.  On special teams, Kelowna finished 3 for 9 on the power play while Portland went 0 for 8.

Team Notes:  Portland is (12-26-1-1); (7-11-1-0) at home (1-3-0-0 in Rose Garden); (5-15-0-1) 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. 

Portland vs. Tri City:  This is the third of nine meetings between the two teams, with Portland leading the season series 2-1-0-0, outscoring the Americans 11-8.  Portland is 3 for 16 (18.8%) on the power play in the series while Tri City is 6 for 21 (28.6%).  Tri City has out-shot Portland 89-85 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 4 @ Portland 3                             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:  197 GP – 90 (W) – 89 (L) – 9 (T) – 7 (OTL) – 2 (SOL)

 

At Home:  98 GP – 56-34-4-3-1 – On Road:  99 GP – 34-55-5-4-1

 

 

Portland All-Time:

 

Total:  2344 GP – 1139 (W) – 1040 (L) – 127 (T) – 29 (OTL) – 9 (SOL)

 

At Home:  1171 GP – 717-382-61-8-3 – On Road:  1173 GP – 422-658-66-21-6

 

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals:  Luke Walker (15)

Assists:  Chris Francis (21)

Points:  Chris Francis (28)

Penalty Minutes:  Tayler Jordan (76)

GAA:  Ian Curtis (3.62)

Save Percentage:  Kurtis Mucha (89.6%)

Power Play:  24 for 186 (12.9%) overall   

Penalty Kill:  136 of 187 (72.7%) overall

 

Current Streaks:  Killian Hutt (1-7-8 in last 5); Sawyer Mick (2-2-4 in last 3); Stefan Schneider (3-0-3 in last 3); Chris Francis (0-4-4 in last 2); Luke Walker (3-0-3 in last 2); Colin Reddin (2-1-3 in last 2); Travis Bobbee (0-2-2 in last 2) .

 

Injuries & Roster Updates:  Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite); Brad Ross, F, Finger (Week-to-Week).  The Hawks have lost 102 man games to injury in 2008-09. 

Milestones:  Kurtis Mucha needs one win to reach 50 in his WHL career. Travis Ehrhardt needs two 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:  8 (1/7/09 @ Kamloops, 8-6 loss)

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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1 Comment

  1. Andy,
    With all these Hawks goalie records Mucha has broken, where does he stand on the WHL record books?

    owl aka Steve


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