Portland Winterhawks Silence Americans, Go Flightless Versus Thunderbirds

With a three game win streak going into the weekend’s action, Portland would serve up a tough loss to the Tri-City Americans. Portland struck early on the power play as Rihards Bukarts and Dominic Turgeon assisted on a Jack Dougherty marker just over three minutes into the game. Just under four minutes later, Colton Veloso […]

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Portland Winterhawks Win Three In A Row Last Week

After devastating losses against the Kelowna Rockets, Adin Hill had little time to reflect as he was tapped to play in the Super Series with Canada vs Russia. Adin played the second half of a lopsided 7-3 win for Team WHL in Kelowna, and then played a 60 minute stellar effort in a 4-2 win […]

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Portland Winterhawks Get Stinged By The Kelowna Rockets

With two games against the Kelowna Rockets in Portland, the Winterhawks looked to see just how far they’ve come since they rebounded from their tough start. In both games, the Hawks would take an early lead, only to find it evaporated by rapid fire goals that left the team and its fans stunned. The first […]

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Roller Coaster Ride For The Portland Winterhawks Early In The Season

Without a doubt, this early season for the Portland Winterhawks is one that will be described as a roller coaster.  After droppng their first two games of the season on the road, the Hawks came home and lost to Everett, which put them behind the eight ball. Portland suddenly woke up and shutout the Spokane […]


Portland Winterhawks Drop First Three Games Of The Season

Some may say it will be a long season for the Portland Winterhawks after losing so much scoring power in the offseason. Players like Nic Petan, Chase DeLeo and Oliver Bjorkstrand accounted for the majority of the scoring touch in the 2014/15 season. This year, it falls to a grittier, someone larger team, but one […]

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Portland Winterhawks Preseason Nearing An End, Regular Season Around The Corner

Portland Winterhawks will be starting the season minus a few players as nine have reported to NHL camps. Alex Schoenborn, Dominic Turgeon, Adin Hill, Paul Bittner, Keegan Iverson, Blake Heinrich, Caleb Jones were drafted, Rodrigo Abols and Keoni Texiera left the team midway through preseason scrimmages for NHL invites. This left the Winterhawks shorthanded for […]

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Portland Winterhawks Back On The Ice This Week

When temperatures soar to nearly 100 degrees, one’s mind certainly turns to hockey, doesn’t it? This week, the Portland Winterhawks will put hockey back in the forefront as they open their 39th training camp with one that may have a lot of questions to start. The team will be minus much of its main scoring […]

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Portland Waits And Hopes For The NHL

As long as Portland doesn’t have an NHL team, there will always be talk of Portland getting an NHL team. But as long as the NHL is Arizona, that talk will be serious and routine. In 2013, if you believe reports, Paul Allen almost bought the Arizona Coyotes and moved them to Portland. In the end, […]

Kelowna Rockets

WHL Representative For Memorial Cup Crowned

The Kelowna Rockets had a couple days to prepare for the WHL Final against the Scotty Munro champions in the Brandon Wheat Kings after defeating the Portland Winterhawks in six games. Even though Portland didn’t move on, that they won two games against the Rockets is something Brandon would be unable to do. The Wheat […]

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Why Aren’t WHL Players Getting Paid?

Nearly two months ago, I wrote about how a bill passed in the Washington State Senate 47-0 that would exempt junior hockey players from being compensated as employees who should be paid minimum wage. Since then, the amended version of that bill passed in the House on April 15th to a resounding 91-7 vote in […]

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Portland Winterhawks Now In Best Of Three – Finals Start In One Week

The Portland Winterhawks and Kelowna Rockets semifinal series is shaping up to be a classic right down to the wire. The first two games were split with 3-2 scores in Kelowna before the series shifted to Portland. Game three saw the Hawks pick up three second period goals and yet another standout performance by Adin […]

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Final Four In WHL Playoffs Heating Things Up

The final four teams that are vying for a shot at the WHL finals and a spot in the Memorial Cup are underway. They are definitely worthy of their place in the semifinals. Out east, it appears the Calgary Hitmen will have more than just their work cut out for them. Following their last two […]

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hockey isn’t exactly a major sport here in the Pacific Northwest. That hasn’t changed as the NHL has circled Seattle and Portland for expansion teams and relocation, but never landed here. The ice remains Canada’s domain. The NHL is a highly popular league in local areas, especially where there are franchises, not so much nationwide. […]


Final Eight Become Frozen Four In The WHL Playoffs

This weekend ended the dreams for four teams vying to make it to the WHL final and an eventual spot in the Memorial Cup Tournament. In the end, the four teams comprising the Eastern and Western Conferences were the elite teams overall in the league. The Eastern Division saw the Regina Pats sneak out one […]

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WHL Playoffs Steaming Along

This past weekend, the first two games of the quarterfinals began with eight teams vying for a spot in the Memorial Cup. Starting in the Eastern Division, the Brandon Wheat Kings have shown why they were the Scotty Munro Champions. They blitzed the Regina Pats in the first two games in Brandon by scores of […]


Round One WHL Playoffs Coming Down To The Wire

Three series are yet to conclude in what has been a wild first round of the 2015 WHL playoffs. The Eastern Division second round has been set after Brandon Wheat Kings eliminated Edmonton Oil Kings in five games and Regina Pats took out Swift Current Broncos in four. Those two teams will meet starting this […]