Portland Winterhawks Season Gets Energized By The Long Road Trip

The eight-game road trip that seemed to stretch on forever is finally complete, and the Portland Winterhawks are finally back in town. Overall, the trip was a success with the Hawks going 6-2 against some much leaner and meaner teams and picking up some league kudos; while Cody Glass got the honor of the WHL’s […]


Portland Winterhawks End Two Week Tour With A Win

After living out of a suitcase for two weeks, the Portland Winterhawks are certain to be glad that they are home. After traveling through the eastern prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Hawks had one final stop on the trip, that being Spokane, Washington to face the Chiefs. The Saturday night tilt was televised […]

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Everett Silvertips Draft Pick Auston Matthews Dominates NHL Debut

When Everett Silvertips staff, players, and fans heard 2012 WHL Bantam draft pick Auston Matthews was choosing to forgo his last amateur season to play professionally in Switzerland, they were understandably disappointed. Just over a year later, he would score four goals in his NHL debut. Matthews, the first American born #1 draft pick since […]


Portland Winterhawks End Eastern Swing With Two Big Wins

A goaltender’s nightmare and a scorer’s dream is what the game between the Portland Winterhawks and Brandon Wheat Kings turned out to be. Special teams were the order of the day as power plays were handed out by the officials like Halloween candy the first four in a row to the Wheat Kings. The Hawks […]


Portland Winterhawks Split Another Pair On The Swing

The Portland Winterhawks are now in the middle of the swing and has been thus far, working on a .500 record on this eight game road trip. Following their win in Seattle and loss in Swift Current, it was a five-hour trip down to Moose Jaw where the Hawks would pick up a much needed […]

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Portland Winterhawks Take A Trip To Canada With The Eastern Swing

Midway through the first road trip of the season, the Portland Winterhawks have found some kinks to untangle as well as some continuing strengths to build upon. While last week’s electrifying performances might have been too little evidence of a juggernaut season in the making, there is still plenty for the team and Portland fans […]


Portland Winterhawks Split The Weekend And Now Hit The Road

This past weekend, the Portland Winterhawks unveiled the new video screens and scoreboard at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum against the Everett Silvertips, but most agreed the highlights didn’t need to be shown. It was a strong effort by the Tips versus a weaker effort by the Hawks that resulted in a 3-1 win for Everett. The […]


Portland Winterhawks Open The Season Firing On All Cylinders

Portland area puck-heads could not ask for a better opening weekend from their Winterhawks. Traditionally, season openers are rough on the southernmost WHL organization because team leaders are away at NHL camps and rookies haven’t quite acclimated. It also doesn’t help that the season opener is usually against the Seattle Thunderbirds, complete with old grudges […]

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The New York Rangers Get Their Man – Former Portland Winterhawk Eric Doyle

As the WHL Season starts to get into full swing, NHL training camps are starting to release players back to their respective junior clubs. One player, rather, ex-player is getting a shot from the WHL to the NHL. Eric Doyle, a defenseman with the Portland Winterhawks in the 2009-10 season, signed on with the New […]

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Team USA Eliminated From World Cup Of Hockey

Team USA entered the World Cup of Hockey with a self-described gritty team built to shut down powerhouse Team Canada. They only thing Team USA shut down was its own chances at competition. GM Dean Lombardi and coach John Tortorella stood defiantly by their roster until the bitter end. USA scored two goals in two […]


Portland Winterhawks Soaring To Start The Season

The Portland Winterhawks enter their final week of preparations for the 2016-2017 campaign following a strong showing in pre-season tournaments. Portland picked up three wins during their initial run in Everett, WA and added two more after losing a shootout game in Kennewick, WA. With the tournaments over, the Hawks returned to practice and final […]

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Portland Winterhawks Stand Strong Through Preseason

The return of fan favorite General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston at the end of the 2015-2016 season sounded like a boon for Portland Winterhawks fans, and now that point of view comes complete with illustrations; with six preseason games squeezed into the first ten days of September, the Hawks are hot. Going 5-1 […]


Is This The Rebuild Year For The Portland Winterhawks?

Will this be the year the Portland Winterhawks call the rebuilding year? After last season, where the Hawks slid into the playoffs only to be given a quick exit by the Everett Silvertips, the team runs into this season a lot thinner. With the departure of Coach and General Manager Jamie Kompon following the season, […]

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Portland Winterhawks Look To Shorten The Lines And Feed The Masses

The Portland Winterhawks sent out an email to all season ticketholders and those who subscribe to the Portland Winterhawks newsletter this week. The letter from Winterhawks President Doug Piper was also posted on their website. The letter outlined and updated issues that fans attending games this past season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum had encountered primarily […]


Portland Winterhawk Gets Drafted And Team Picks Up Two Imports

The National Hockey League held its annual entry draft and just one Portland Winterhawks player was selected, that being Rodrigo Abols in the seventh round, 184th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks had courted Abols last season, inviting him to a camp, but no deal was struck and Abols joined the Winterhawks. With the […]

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Portland Winterhawks Picks Up A Coach And Releases Pre-season Schedule

The Portland Winterhawks are awaiting the release of the 2016-17 season schedule, but have already released their pre-season schedule. The Hawks will take part in the annual tournaments in Everett and Tri-City, but will not attempt to host a pre-season game at home this season. The issue is simply the costs associated with such an […]

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Portland Winterhawks Busy In The Offseason

Following their early exit in round one of the WHL Playoffs, the Portland Winterhawks hockey club made some big changes including the abrupt dismissal of head coach and GM Jamie Kompon. Kompon took over for Mike Johnston when he left the team to try his hand at the NHL level for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnston […]

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Mike Johnston Returns As Portland Winterhawks Head Coach And GM

In a press conference at the Moda Center, Portland Winterhawks owner Bill Gallacher and President Doug Piper announced the replacement for recently terminated head coach and general manager Jamie Kompon. To very little surprise of those present, that replacement will be Kompon’s predecessor Mike Johnston. After he had been let go from his head coach […]