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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 […]

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2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview – Who Will Survive The First Round?

The puck drops in the 2016 edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – one of the most underrated sports tournaments in the country – on Wednesday afternoon. This year, it’s America’s tournament and America’s tournament only. For the first time since 1970, no Canadian teams made the playoffs. Canada’s presence will truly be missed. This […]

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Portland Winterhawks Make Changes At The Top

The Portland Winterhawks, fresh from a four game sweep at the hands of the Everett Silvertips, took just one day to decide that they were looking to a different future. Jamie Kompon, who took over the reigns from Mike Johnston, was relieved of both the general manager and coaching duties in a brief statement on […]


Portland Winterhawks In Playoff Fray … But How Far Will They Go?

The last night of regular season action at the Moda Center, a special guest was in attendance, but not announced in the building, nor promoted. Former Portland Winterhawks Coach and General Manager Mike Johnston visited the Moda Center and attended a road game that the Hawks were playing in. Immediate speculation was that Mike was […]


Portland Winterhawks Need Wake-Up Call Before Third Period

As the playoffs loom ahead, the Portland Winterhawks have had to cope with a nasty weekend that tied them in the standings with the Spokane Chiefs at 73 points. Three regular season games remain, one of which is against the Chiefs and the other two against the Seattle Thunderbirds who have recently clinched the US […]


Portland Winterhawks Weekend Woes – Playoff Spaces Down To The Wire

It was supposed to be a weekend that the Portland Winterhawks would establish a solid grip on the US Division standings and be secure in a third place finish. Their weekend was about as opposite to that as could be. Things started off rough for Portland as they struggled against a Vancouver Giants team that […]

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Three New Players, Emerging Roster Strategy For The Portland Winterhawks

Amidst a yo-yoing late season performance rate, the Portland Winterhawks have spent the last several weeks looking ahead to the 2016-2017 season. Some call this season a rebuilding year, others prefer to call it a “restructuring” year. The latter term implies that rather than try to duplicate the star offensive lines and veteran defensive pairs of the […]


Portland Winterhawks Get Clipped By Tips As Playoff Race Grows Tighter

The Portland Winterhawks didn’t make their case for a playoff spot as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Silvertips in Everett, Washington. The Hawks fell behind the eight ball early as they gave up two goals in the first period and another in the second and appeared to be on their way to a […]