Hawks Start BC Swing…

Lake Oganagan...No sign of Ogopogo...

Lake Okanagan...No sign of Ogopogo...

The view is from my seventh floor balcony room along the shores of Lake Okanagan in Kelowna as it is a nice sunny day here as the Portland Winterhawks prepare to start a short swing through three British Columbia cities.

The team will take on the Rockets tonight here in Kelowna and then move to Chilliwack Friday before finishing out Saturday night in Vancouver.

The radio broadcast of the game on Saturday night will not be on AM 970 KCMD due to scheduling conflicts and to avoid tape delays, the game will be broadcast live on AM 1360 KUIK radio and streamed live at www.kuik.com.

The Hawks are looking to rebound off of the 5-4 loss to the Chilliwack Bruins on Sunday night at the Rose Garden.  A game that saw the Hawks jump to a quick 2-0 lead just 1:11 into the first period, but the Bruins took over after that, scoring the next four goals before the Hawks responded back with two of their own in the final period to tie it at 4-4 halfway through the third.

Ryan Howse’s game winning power play goal sealed the deal for the Bruins to send the Hawks to 2-3-0-0 on their five game home stand.

Tonight the Hawks will try to extend their road winning streak to five games and they will try to get their first win in Kelowna since September 24, 2005, a 6-3 win.  The Hawks are 0-6-0-1 in their last seven games at the Prospera Place.

I will also have an interview with the newest Hawk, Mac Carruth, during our first intermission tonight.

 

Ty Rattie

 

Contgratulations to both Ty Rattie and Tyler Wotherspoon for being selected to

Tyler Wotherspoon

play for Team Pacific at the World U17 Championships to be held Ontario right after Christmas.

Team Pacific is made up of the top players from the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and each province selects 11 players to be on the roster of Team Pacific.

Rattie, the Airdrie, AB, native, was the Hawks First Round Bantam Selection in 2008 while Wotherspoon, from Surrey, BC, was the Hawks Second Round Bantam selection in the same draft.

Both players will join Team Pacific in Calgary right after Christmas and they will travel to Ontario to take on the rest of the U17 teams.

Lastly, the first NHL Central Scouting list is out for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and the Hawks had four players ranked in the top 13 of those players available from the Western Hockey League:

Ranked # 4 – Troy Rutkowski

Ranked #5 – Nino Niederreiter

Ranked #9 – Ryan Johansen

Ranked #13 – Brad Ross

That’s it for now…

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