Winterhawks Celebrate Teddy Bear Toss Night

Dayna Fjord

Portland Winterhawks (1) vs Everett Silvertips (2)

Portland, OR – Saturday, December 9th

Winterhawks’ defenseman John Ludvig scored the coveted Teddy Bear Toss goal just under three minutes into the third period but Portland came up just short against Everett 2-1 on Saturday night.

After a scoreless first period, Everett got on the board twice in the second to take a 2-0 lead. Winterhawks defenseman John Ludvig and Everett D-man Montana Onyebuchi had a spirited scrap shortly after the goals that brought the nearly sold out Veterans Memorial Coliseum to it’s feet.

In the third, Portland finally broke through with Ludvig picking up his second of the season and bears came raining down. It was just the fourth time in Portland’s Teddy Bear Toss history that the goal was scored by a defenseman. The last D-man to score the Teddy Bear toss goal was Winterhawks captain Keoni Texiera.

Portland heavily outplayed Everett for the remainder of the game, outshooting the Silvertips 20-4 in the period. But Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart stood tall and held off Portland’s late push. The Silvertips would take it 2-1.

Goaltender Cole Kehler made 23 saves on the night.

The Hawks are on the road thus Tuesday in Spokane and then return home Saturday, December 16th against the Spokane Chiefs. Tickets for the season are on sale here, and single game and group tickets now on sale.

Scoring Summary:

  • 2nd @ 6:00 – EVT – Conor Dewar (12), Kevin Davis, Matt Fonteyne (PP)
  • 2nd @ 6:22 – EVT – Bryce Kindopp (7), Jake Christiansen, Riley Sutter
  • 3rd @ 2:48 – POR – John Ludvig (2), Alex Overhardt, Mason Mannek


POR: 43

EVT: 25


POR: 0/4

EVT: 1/4

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