The Portland Winterhawks played a midweek game versus Spokane and picked up a point in an overtime loss 3-2. The Hawks scored the first two with Sinon Knak less than a minute in and Kyle Chykowski just over 15 minutes in. Two goals each just over 5 minutes in to periods two and three tied up the score before Tyson Kozak put the Hawks up by one. With the net empty, Eli Zummack scored and then completed the with just over three minutes played in overtime.
The Hawks will try again for the win column on Saturday in another televised Battle with Seattle at 5 pm on CW 32.
Other scores this week saw Red Deer get toppled by the Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-5, where the 34-31 shots went to Red Deer’s favor, but not the score. Powerplays saw the Canes 2 of 3 with Red Deer 2 of 8
Winnipeg Ice took a 3-1 win over the Regina Pats in a battle of former Seattle Thunderbirds goalies. Roddy Ross gave up three, Carl Stankowski just 1 in a 33-23 shot advantage for the Ice. While Regina was a perfect 1 for 1, the Ice went 1 for 5 but still got the win.
Prince George Cougars snagged a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants, who got a 38-31 shot advantage on the Cougars. Prince George went 1 of 2 and held the Giants off the sheet with their one chance.
Dustin Wolf suffers his second loss at the hands of the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in Everett, where Eli Zummack got the empty-net goal late in the third to cap a three-goal unanswered goal spree for the Chiefs, who were outshot 35-28. Spokane went 1 of 2 on the powerplay and shut out the Tips on their 5 chances.
Seattle Thunderbirds doubled up on the Tri-City Americans 4-2. The Americans were blanked on their five chances, where Seattle was rewarded with two on their five. Seattle edged Tri-City 36-34 in shots. Peyton Mount was hit in the neck with a puck towards the end of the game and stretchered out as a precaution. From the Thunderbirds Facebook page…All appears to be ok with tests with just a contusion of where the puck impacted his neck, and he has been cleared to return to his billet family—scary thought though that it happened.
Brandon Wheat Kings handed Moose Jaw Warriors a lopsided 8-3 loss but barely swept the shots at 44-40. Brandon did get three on their five chances, with Moose Jaw settling 1 of 4 with the man advantage.
Prince Albert scored a 4-2 win over the Regina Pats while more than doubling 41-20 the shot clock. The Pats went 1 of 3 on the powerplay while shutting down the PA man advantage on their three tries.
Saskatoon Blades shut out Swift Current Broncos 3-0 with a 40-27 shot advantage. Neither team scored on the powerplay. Saskatoon went 0-1 Swift Current 0-2.
Brandon Wheat Kings beat up the Winnipeg Ice 5-3, though outshout 41-26. Brandon did not go on the powerplay, while the Ice went 2-6 on theirs.
Kamloops Blazers knocked off the Prince George Cougars 5-0, almost tripling the shots at 40-16. The Cougars had three chances on the powerplay, while Kamloops could capitalize twice on six attempts.
Prince Albert Raiders skunked the Moose Jaw Warriors 2-0 while being peppered with a 45-25 shot disadvantage. Prince Albert went 0-1 and the Warriors at 0-4 on the powerplay.
Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 despite being outshot 30-27. The Oil Kings got three of the nine powerplay opportunities goals and blanked the Canes on four tries.
The Saskatoon Blades defeated Regina Pats 4-1 with a 35-21 shot advantage. The Blades went 1 for 6 on the powerplay, giving Regina one shot at the man advantage, which they blanked them on.
Victoria Royals were handed the goose egg by the Vancouver Giants 4-0, where the Giants were a perfect 2 for 2 on the powerplay. The Royals had three chances that did not connect. The Giants also creamed Victoria on shots at 40-16.
Two weekend games for Portland Winterhawks coming up on Saturdays will fill your TV this month. CW 32 will broadcast Seattle versus Portland on April 17 and 24 from Portland in the 1-5 rivalry, so don’t miss them!