Game Day Hub: May 8
The final weekend of the season is upon us. No time to reflect just yet, there's business to take care of tonight on home ice.
Portland Record: 10-8-3-0 (Second, U.S. Division - Fifth, Western Conference)
Spokane Record: 6-7-4-1 (Fourth, U.S. Division - Sixth, Western Conference)
Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland, OR)
Previous Meetings This Season:
Friday, March 21: Spokane (3) at Portland (4)* - Game Played in Kent, WA
Friday, April 9: Portland (1) at Spokane (3)
Saturday, April 10: Portland (7) at Spokane (6)
Wednesday, April 14: Spokane (4) vs. Portland (3) - OT
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Watch Live: WHL Live
Game Notes: Winterhawks Game Notes
FOLLOW ALONG: Box Score
So long, Spokane.
As the season winds down, the Winterhawks meet another divisional foe for the final time this evening. What a wild few games it's been against the Chiefs, huh? From starting in Kent, to the track meet in Eastern Washington to an overtime thriller at the VMC. Tonight's winner takes the season series and it should be a fun one.
Seven goals again tonight?
Wouldn't it be nice!
Wednesday night we finally got a glimpse of new set forward lines that stacked some of the team's talent playing with one another. Needless to say, it worked. The group chased one of the toughest goaltenders in the U.S. and matched a team-high with seven goals. Spokane has some high-end talent as well, so goals will be needed to match as well.
Another something to watch?
The team-leading scorer race is wide open with three games to go.
Portland's season awards will be revealed next week and while the most have been decided internally via locker room vote, there's one that still needs to be decided and it goes by the statistical element of the game. Simon Knak paces the bunch with 25, Jaydon Dureau sits just one back with 24, Reece Newkirk is right there too with 23 and you of course can't count out Seth Jarvis with 21. So, who ya got? Heck, if you're reading us and are in the Twittersphere, send us a tweet and let us know who you're thinking. We'll know you're a real one.
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Western Hockey League Stories from May 8, 2021
- Silvertips Defeat T-Birds in Penultimate Game of Season - Seattle Thunderbirds
- Winterhawks Roll over Spokane to Open Weekend - Portland Winterhawks
- Power Play Struggles as Chiefs Fall to Portland, 5-1 - Spokane Chiefs
- Douglas Grew as a Player and Person During Four Plus Years with the Rebels - Red Deer Rebels
- Western Hockey League Statement on COVID-19 Testing Results - WHL
- Silvertips Smother Spokane, 5-1 - Everett Silvertips
- Americans Defeated at Home by Thunderbirds - Tri-City Americans
- Everett Silvertips Claim 2020-21 WHL U.S. Division Championship Trophy - WHL
- Game Day Hub: May 8 - Portland Winterhawks
- Giants Return to the Win Column with a Convincing Win over Rockets - Vancouver Giants
- Ratzlaff Subdues Americans to Earn First Career Win - Seattle Thunderbirds
- Giants Drop Rockets 6-2 - Kelowna Rockets
- Chiefs Drop First Game of Final Weekend, 5-1 at Everett - Spokane Chiefs
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