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Portland Winterhawks Drop Two, Win One, But Stay In Hunt

This week in the Western Hockey League has been nothing but turmoil for several teams as crunch time closes in for the playoffs. Very little was decided during the week, despite a plethora of games being played. For the Portland Winterhawks, a heartbreaking loss midweek followed by an emotional win and another tough loss, left […]


Portland Winterhawks’ Wings Clipped In Weekend Games

Just over twenty games are left in the regular season and the US Division is no closer to determining its champion, let alone its divisional representatives. With only ten points separating first and fourth place and over forty points per team still available to be had, the race is certain to be undecided until the […]


Playoff Drive Hits Its Peak For Portland Winterhawks

As the season hits the two-thirds point, the run to the playoffs kicks into high gear. Portland fans who have been accustomed to relatively smooth playoff runs for the past several years are seeing a less-than-easy placement into a playoff position. With the WHL off for the week, Portland is able to assess where it […]


Portland Winterhawks Picking Up Steam, Go 2 For 3 In This Week’s Action

As the trade deadline approached, the Portland Winterhawks sat in eighth place with the Tri-City Americans and Vancouver Giants making things a bit uncomfortable in the standings. Fast forward to this week and Portland has managed to put some distance between those two teams and has suddenly vaulted into third in the US Division. The […]


Portland Winterhawks Pushing Hard Into Second Half Of Season

Heading into the Christmas break, the Portland Winterhawks were looking to close the gap in the standings that has dogged them since the start of the season. Holding at least a .500 record for the past month, has done a great deal to help them avoid sliding further back. The past two weeks have featured […]


Portland Winterhawks Clip Tips, Split With Cougars

With the holiday season upon us, the hockey season has hit full gear. Many teams within the Western Hockey League are fast approaching the halfway mark of the season and trade deadline looms just a couple of weeks away. For Portland, the season is a few games from hitting the halfway point, but their past […]


Depleted Lineup Limps to Losses On The Road For The Portland Winterhawks

The Portland Winterhawks headed on the road this past week to face off against two resurging teams in the BC Division and the leader of the division with a somewhat depleted lineup. Alex Schoenborn and Colton Veloso who did make the trip and Carter Czaikowski who did not were players hoping to make an impact on […]


Portland Winterhawks Split The Week And Split With Two Players

Portland Winterhawks got both the golden goose and the goose egg this week as they faced off in two home games leading up to their five game road trip. Facing the always tough Moose Jaw Warriors out of Saskatchewan in their only appearance of the season, the Hawks were in a battle from the beginning. Rodrigo […]


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, […]

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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 […]