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 […]

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Portland Winterhawks’ Woes Continue – Looking To The Road For Answers

The Portland Winterhawks dropped two overage players this past week following their latest autograph appearance. Joshua Smith and Travis McEvoy were dropped prior to the weekend games which left the Hawks at 25 players. The team then had two tough divisional opponents to battle this last week. The first game was on the road against […]

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Portland Winterhawks Split Weekend Games, Roster Almost Finalized

The Portland Winterhawks took the past week off to work their returning veterans back into regular rotation. After taking a 5 game losing streak to start the season, the Hawks looked to rebound against the team that started their slump. The Seattle Thunderbirds, who took a 4-1 win on opening night had also been on […]

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Keep Your Eye On These Younger Portland Winterhawks

This column was written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News As is the custom for a top-tier WHL team, the Portland Winterhawks have had a nasty opening week due in large part to the absence of their best and brightest. With the NHL prospects gone, their leadership responsibilities have fallen […]


Portland Winterhawks Drop First Two Of The Regular Season

The Portland Winterhawks knew as the preseason started that it would be a tough go for the first part of the season. An unprecedented number of Winterhawks players, who had been drafted by NHL clubs, would be out for at least the first two games of the season. Add to that, two injuries to two […]


NHL To Portland – Gary, Please Don’t Screw This One Up

Believe it or not, hockey is experiencing a bit of a renaissance in America. Even with its inaccessibility for many children in many parts of the country, its strong presence and stigma as Canada’s sport, and a staggering lack of diversity in an increasingly diverse and inter-connected world, hockey television ratings have never been higher […]

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Portland Winterhawks – The Kids Are Alright

Any questions surrounding just how the Portland Winterhawks were going to do once Mike Johnston moved up to the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL club were answered following this past weekend at the Everett Pre-Season Tournament. New Coach and General Manager Jamie Kompon led the charge after 4 grueling days at the Winterhawks Skating Center for camp. […]