Seattle @ Portland…Game Notes…

Hawks Notes: Seattle @ Portland – March 14, 2009

Previous Game – Portland 9 @ Seattle 1: The Portland Winter Hawks exploded for four goals in the first period and they didn’t look back, cruising to a 9-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA, on Friday night. Brad Ross led the way for Portland, getting four points with one goal and three assists on the night. Portland had seven players finish with multiple point games. Portland got goals from Stefan Schneider, Colin Reddin, Ross and Luke Walker in the first period, with Reddin’s goal coming on the power play and Walker’s goal coming short-handed. The second period was much the same with Portland adding five more goals with Chris Francis, Joel Ridgeway, Walker, Oliver Gabriel and Sawyer Mick. Walker’s second of the night came on the power play. Seattle got their lone marker later in the second period on a rebound goal by Charles Wells. Ian Curtis was solid net for Portland, stopping 37 of 38 shots in the victory. Calvin Pickard went the distance in net for Seattle, handling 25 of 34 in the loss. On special teams, Portland finished the night 2 for 3 on the power play while killing all six power plays against. The nine goals was the most scored by a Hawks team since 11/27/02, a 10-2 win over Prince George in Portland, and it was the most goals scored on the road for Portland since 1/24/01, a 10-5 win at Tri City.

Team Notes: Portland is (19-47-2-2); (12-19-2-1) at home (2-4-0-0 in Rose Garden); (7-28-0-1) on the road. The Hawks last home win was on March 8, 2-0 over Everett. The last road win was on March 13, 9-1 over Seattle.

Portland vs. Seattle: This is the 12th and final meeting between the two teams. Seattle leads the season series 8-3-0-0. Portland is 6 for 41 (14.6%) on the power play while Seattle is 10 for 47 (21.3%). Seattle has outshot Portland 380-319 in the series.

Game Schedule:

10/11/08 – Seattle 4 @ Portland 0 11/22/08 – Portland 2 @ Seattle 6

11/29/09 – Seattle 5 @ Portland 3 12/6/08 – Seattle 3 @ Portland 1

12/27/08 – Portland 5 @ Seattle 1 12/31/08 – Seattle 2 @ Portland 4

1/24/09 – Portland 1 @ Seattle 3 2/14/09 – Portland 1 @ Seattle 7

2/21/09 – Seattle 4 @ Portland 3 2/28/09 – Portland 3 @ Seattle 5

3/13/09 – Portland 9 @ Seattle 1 3/14/09 @ Portland

All-Time vs. Seattle:

Total: 412 GP – 215 (W) – 167 (L) – 23 (T) – 6 (OTL) – 1 (SOL)

At Home: 205 GP – 127-67-8-3-0 – On Road: 207 GP – 88-100-15-3-1

Portland All-Time:

Total: 2374 GP – 1146 (W) – 1061 (L) – 127 (T) – 30 (OTL) – 10 (SOL)

At Home: 1186 GP – 722-390-61-9-4 – On Road: 1188 GP – 424-671-66-21-6

Regular Season Leaders:

Goals: Luke Walker (26)

Assists: Chris Francis (43)

Points: Chris Francis (64)

Penalty Minutes: Tayler Jordan (154)

Plus/Minus: Tyler Wotherspoon (+2)

GAA: Ian Curtis (3.73)

Save Percentage: Ian Curtis (90.1%)

Power Play: 49 for 328 (14.9%) overall

Penalty Kill: 267 of 360 (74.2%) overall

Current Streaks: Chris Francis (5-4-9 in last 5); Luke Walker (3-5-8 in last 5); Colin Reddin (1-3-4 in last 4); Radim Valchar (1-2-3 in last 3); Brad Ross (2-3-5 in last 2); Killian Hutt (0-3-3 in last 2).

Injuries & Roster Updates: Jason Grecica, F, Knee (Indefinite); Brock Cornish, D, Shoulder (Indefinite); Max Brandl, F, Ankle (Indefinite); Tayler Jordan, F, Hand (Indefinite); Taylor Peters, F, Knee (Indefinite). The Hawks have lost 192 man games to injury in 2008-09. Portland has added 1993 born Ty Rattie (1st Round, #2 Overall in the 2008 Bantam Draft) to the roster. Portland has also added 1993 born Tyler Wotherspoon (2nd Round, #23 Overall in the 2008 Bantam Draft) to the roster.

Milestones: Travis Ehrhardt needs 2 assists to reach 100 in his WHL career.

Winter Hawks Season Highs and Lows:


Most Goals Scored: 9 (3/13/09 @ Seattle, 9-1 win)

Fewest Goals Scored: 0 (Ten Times)
Most Goals Allowed: 8 (Twice)

Fewest Goals Allowed: 0 (Twice)
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 (Three Times)
Last Shutout: 3/8/09 vs. Everett (Mucha, 19 Saves – 2-0 win)
Last Time Shutout: 2/27/09 @ Spokane (Tokarski, 32 Saves – 8-0 loss)

Overtime Game Winning Goals: Rutkowski 10/22 @ Saskatoon

Shootout Game Winning Goals: Reddin 2/24 vs. Chilliwack

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1 Comment

  1. Andy,

    Will you, please, let us know the dates for the Bantam Draft Lottery, the Bantam Draft, and the Import Draft.

    Go Hawks Go!

    Cindi


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