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WHL Playoff Battles Start – Many Without Clear Leaders

The WHL Playoffs started this week and similar to NCAA basketball, the brackets got busted early. Starting in the West, only the Kelowna Rockets have shown their strong way in the first two games with the Tri-City Americans. With a 9-0 goal differential in those first two games, the Rockets lead their series 2-0 heading […]

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Portland Winterhawks Now Atop US Division

The Portland Winterhawks knew that this week with four games in five nights would be the toughest battle this season. Not only would these games be important as far as where they finished in the division, but also for scoring records and momentum heading into the playoffs. Starting off with the always tough Spokane Chiefs, […]

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Wild Week For Portland Winterhawks Inches Them Closer To Top Spot

The toughest schedule for the Portland Winterhawks was this week and again next week as they play a 4 game in 5 nights tour of US Division teams with one BC Division team thrown in for good measure. It started with the Hawks facing the US Division leading Everett Silvertips in Everett and spanking them […]

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Portland Winterhawks Continue To Crush The Competition

The Portland Winterhawks took care of business over the weekend in a big way as they kept pace with US Division leading Everett Silvertips. The weekend started off against longtime rival Seattle Thunderbirds where Oliver Bjorkstrand, single-handed, scored enough goals on his own to cover the Winterhawks win. Oliver scored four goals in the contest […]

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Wild Weekend Keeps Portland Winterhawks In The Hunt

With just about 10 games left in the WHL regular season over the next three weeks, most teams remain in a mad scramble to try to lock down a playoff spot. Only two teams in the entire WHL have guaranteed their division titles: the Kelowna Rockets in the BC Division and the Brandon Wheat Kings […]

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Portland Winterhawks Hitting The Stretch Run

Thirteen games is all that is left before the regular season comes to a close and playoffs begin, but nothing is close to being settled yet. Teams are fighting for every last point they can get in a desperate attempt to secure a playoff spot or hold onto the place they currently have. Portland had […]

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Portland Winterhawks Takes It On The Chin With Two Losses This Weekend

For the Portland Winterhawks, time is ticking on the regular season and so too are points needed for a strong finish. The Winterhawks had chances this weekend on what are classified as “four point games” against divisional rivals and came up short. It started with the Seattle Thunderbirds, who currently sit in third place in […]

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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 […]