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January 16, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Portland Winterhawks News Release


Portland Winterhawks vs Kamloops Blazers

The Hawks look for their first win against Kamloops this season as the Blazers return to the VMC.

Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT

Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Portland, OR

Uniforms: Black

Previous Meetings This Season: Portland is 0-2-0-0 Against Kamloops

Kamloops 4 @ Portland 3 (Nov 26 2021)

Portland 1 @ Kamloops 7 (Nov 3 2021)

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Friday, Jan. 28 - Pride Night

Third time's the charm

The Hawks are 0-2-0-0 through two meetings with Kamloops this year, but also haven't seen the Blazers since Nov. 26. Since then, Portland has gone on an 11-1-1-1 run, making that loss to Kamloops one of just two regulation defeats since starting their 11-game homestand on Nov. 16.

The Blazers remain one of the WHL's top teams, but the Winterhawks have climbed to within four points of the B.C. Division leaders and are raring to get another crack at the only team that they have been unable to record at least a point against this season. It's the third game in as many nights for the Hawks, and after taking three of a possible four points from Seattle and Tri-City, the toughest test of the week now awaits on Sunday.

Keep an eye on...

After earning Player of the Week honors for his play last week, James Stefan has rolled right into the new week with a pair of goals - including the overtime winner - on Friday against Seattle. Forward Jaydon Dureau has tallied five points in his last four games as well, including his second performance of three or more points on Friday. Defenseman Luca Cagnoni, filling in on the fourth line as a center last night, tallied Portland's lone goal of the game against Tri-City to break a four-game pointless drought.

Kamloops' high-flying attack is led by Logan Stankoven, who has notched three points in each of his last three games (4G, 5A). On the back end, defenseman Quinn Schmiemann has been contributing at both ends of the rink and brings a nine-game point streak into tonight's tilt.

Thirds are the word

The WHL has transitioned to a dress code of white uniforms at home for the back half of the season, but the Hawks are breaking out their black alternate uniforms at the VMC tonight! The boys are 2-1-1-0 in the third jerseys, most recently topping Everett in a 7-6 shootout thriller on New Year's Day.

WIN A TOYOTA:

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Each game this season, one lucky fan will have their entry drawn and they will have a chance to win our grand prize if they get all five game predictions correct.

Tonight, we are cheering on: Aram P. from Portland, OR

What our Hawks fan could win: A brand new Camry

What needs to happen?

Portland Winterhawks (3) beat the Kamloops Blazers (1)

Tyson Kozak scores the first Winterhawks goal.

Portland goaltenders make 37 total saves.

Kamloops goaltenders make 42 total saves.

Good luck tonight, Aram!


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