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Portland Winterhawks Riding High On The Road And At Home

Perhaps all it took was a 20 hour bus ride to Prince George to refresh the batteries. Granted, it took a 6-2 loss in Kamloops on the way to Prince George, but from there, it has been all Portland Winterhawks. The two Prince George games that saw the Hawks win by a 4-3 Shootout and […]


The Portland Winterhawks’ Western Conference Hurdles

This column written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News With the next batch of games taking place on home ice and the regular season flying into the last two months soon, the Portland Winterhawks are starting to glance down the barrel of their various competitors in both the U.S. Division […]


Portland Winterhawks Freeze Roster

Following the Portland Winterhawks loss last Wednesday in Spokane, the players regrouped and set their sights on the second game on Friday. With a 3-goal performance by Paul Bittner including an empty net goal, the Hawks won 5-3. They would have to travel by bus back to Portland, arriving early Saturday morning, grab a few […]

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Portland Winterhawks Active As Trade Deadline Approaches

Few people thought the trigger would be pulled by General Manager and Coach Jamie Kompon when it came to trades, but the Winterhawks have made two deals with a couple days left to go. The biggest move was that of goaltender Brendan Burke. Thought to be untouchable as Burke has been with the team for […]


Portland Winterhawks In Great Shape As They Approach The Holidays

The Portland Winterhawks head toward the Christmas break at exactly the halfway point of their season in second place in the US Division. With a 19-14-0-3 record, the team has to be generally pleased after the 1-7 start and seems to be going in the right direction. As is always a hiccup at this time […]

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Portland Winterhawks Making Noise, Captured 3 Of 4 Games Last Week

With the midway point of the season hitting the first game after the Christmas break, the Portland Winterhawks are taking stock of the season thus far. The season started rough for the team with so many players away at NHL camps and a new core on defense, but as development has come along, so too has […]

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Portland Winterhawks Win The Week – Winning Streak Up To Five

Prior to the Eastern Swing, fans of the Portland Winterhawks were in shock at a team sitting in last place in the league; they were 1-7 and looking to finish worse than the year prior to Mike Johnston’s arrival in Portland five years ago. But once the team arrived home, people started seeing a team […]


The Portland Winterhawks’ True Home – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

This column written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News Every few years there are rumblings in Portland that the most historic building in the Rose Quarter is going to be razed to the ground and replaced by something like a state-of-the-art ballpark or a state-of-the-art shopping center with a state-of-the-art […]

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Pacific Northwest Hockey For Dummies

Our great region may not have a National Hockey League (NHL) team, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with tons of hockey talent.  While we wait for our knight-in-shining-armor to bring our well-deserving metropolitan areas a team, go and check out the Western Hockey League (WHL) teams.  If you’re like me, every time you […]

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Portland Winterhawks Split Weekend And Reduce Roster

With Portland having played more games thus far in the season than the other Western Conference teams, the Winterhawks had just two games this week, both at home. Portland made some roster reductions prior to the weekend games by releasing overage goaltender Bolton Pouliot and reassigning Colton Veloso to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and […]


Portland Winterhawks Gain Positive Momentum On The Eastern Swing

It was “Parent’s Weekend” for the Portland Winterhawks with three games in four nights at home. Many parents of Winterhawks took the opportunity to watch their sons in action with two games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum and one at the Moda Center. The Winterhawks also promoted cancer awareness with “Pink the Rink Night,” which benefited […]

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Gelling On The Swing – Portland Winterhawks Take 4 Wins In 6 games

When the Winterhawks left Portland nearly two weeks ago, they had just one win compared to seven losses and concerns that the team was slipping away from the playoffs. Returning to Portland, the Winterhawks are adding four wins and more importantly, showing some team development that was missing. The first game of the swing was […]