Hawks Overwhelm Cougars, Complete Series Sweep
The Winterhawks sweep the regular season against Prince George after beating them 4-1 at home ice on Sunday night. The Winterhawks improve to 12-1-1-0 at home and they are the second team in the division to reach 20 wins this year.
Johnny Ludvig opened the offense eight minutes into the game with a snapshot that beat rookie netminder Tyler Brennan high glove side. The Hawks captain has already doubled his goal scoring production from a season ago.
Prince George tied the game on an early second period power play, but Portland stretched the game to a two-goal lead before the end of 40 minutes. Robbie Fromm-Delorme netted his sixth point of the series, the eventual game-winning goal midway through regulation time and Jaydon Dureau added an insurance marker five minutes later on the power play to put the Hawks up 3-1.
The lead proved to be too much for Prince George to come back from and Seth Jarvis scored an empty net goal to secure the series sweep.
Portland only allowed five goals to Prince George in the four meetings this season. That is the fewest goals the Hawks have allowed the Cougars to score in their history.
Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Johnny Ludvig, and Seth Jarvis each had a goal and assist tonight, giving them six points head-to-head against Prince George in 2019-20. Tyson Kozak ended with a pair of assists, the second time he has done so in his Winterhawks career.
Joel Hofer leads the WHL with 20 wins.
Portland now has nine straight games against U.S. Division opponents, with the Everett Silvertips first coming to town on Friday, December 13 for a 7:00 p.m. game at the Moda Center.
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Joel Hofer stopped 26-of-27 shots.
PG: Tyler Brennan stopped 32-of-33 shots.
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