Portland @ PG…Round 2…

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Hawks Notes: Portland @ Prince George – February 10, 2009

Previous Game – Portland 2 @ Prince George 3: The Portland Winter Hawks scored two goals in the third period, but their rally fell short as they drop a close 3-2 decision to the Prince George Cougars at the CN Centre in Prince George. Chris Francis, set up by Radim Valchar and Troy Rutkowski, and Stefan Schneider, assisted by Joel Ridgeway, scored goals in the third period, but Portland couldn’t find the equalizer. Prince George got a power play goal from Cameron Cepek in the first, an even strength marker from Alex Poulter in the second and a short-handed goal from Brett Connolly in the third for the victory. Ian Curtis started his third consecutive game for Portland, stopping 25 of 28 shots while Kevin Armstrong made 32 saves on 34 shots for Prince George. On special teams, Portland went 0 for 5 on the power play while Prince George finished 1 for 4.

Team Notes: Portland is (13-36-2-2); (8-16-2-1) at home (2-4-0-0 in Rose Garden); (5-20-0-1) on the road. The Hawks last home win was on February 6, a 3-1 win over Tri City. The last road win was on January 3, 2009, a 2-1 win over Spokane.

Portland vs. Prince George: This is the last of four meetings between the two teams. Portland is 1-1-1-0 in the series, outscoring the Cougars 9-8. Prince George has outshot Portland 104-99 in the series. On special teams, Portland is 3 for 15 (20.0%) on the power play while Prince George is 3 for 18 (16.7%).

Game Schedule:

11-14-08 – PG 1 @ Portland 4 12-12-08 – PG 4 @ Portland 3 OT

2-9-09 – Portland 2 @ PG 3 2-10-09 – Portland @ PG

All-Time vs. Prince George:


Total: 89 GP – 40 (W) – 43 (L) – 5 (T) – 1 (OTL) – 0 (SOL)

At Home: 44 GP – 26-15-2-1-0 – On Road: 45 GP – 14-28-3-0-0

Portland All-Time:

Total: 2357 GP – 1140 (W) – 1050 (L) – 127 (T) – 30 (OTL) – 10 (SOL)

At Home: 1179 GP – 718-387-61-9-4 – On Road: 1178 GP – 422-663-66-21-6

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals: Luke Walker (16)

Assists: Chris Francis (28)

Points: Chris Francis (40)

Penalty Minutes: Tayler Jordan (111)

Plus/Minus: Sawyer Mick (+1)

GAA: Ian Curtis (3.58)

Save Percentage: Ian Curtis (90.4%)

Power Play: 35 for 258 (13.6%) overall

Penalty Kill: 196 of 267 (73.4%) overall

Current Streaks: Chris Francis (3-3-6 in last 4); Troy Rutkowski (0-2-2 in last 2).

Injuries & Roster Updates: Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite); Killian Hutt, F, Shoulder (2 weeks); Max Brandl, F, Ankle (Day-to-Day). The Hawks have lost 137 man games to injury in 2008-09.

Milestones: Kurtis Mucha needs one win to reach 50 in his WHL career. Chris Francis needs one assist to reach 50 in his WHL career. Ryan Kerr needs four games played to reach 200 in his WHL career. Tayler Jordan needs four games played 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 (Nine 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 (Twice)

Most Power Play Chances Against: 11 (12/28/08 vs. Tri City, 4-3 loss)
Most Power Play Goals Scored: 3 (1/11/09 vs. Everett, 5-4 SO loss)
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: 53 (Twice)
Fewest Shots Allowed: 19 (Twice)
Last Shutout: 1/2/09 vs. Everett (Mucha, 38 Saves – 4-0 win)
Last Time Shutout: 1/31/09 vs. Everett (Heemskerk, 31 saves – 5-0 win)

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

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3 Comments

  1. Andy,

    Do you have the stats on when the last time a Hawk got a hat trick before Walker’s last night?

  2. frazer mclaren @ chilliwack in 06-07 season

  3. HEY ANDY THAT PICTURE YOU TOOK OF THE PG ARENA IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE GAME.
    NO CROWD!


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