Portland Winterhawks (3) vs Kelowna Rockets (0)
Moda Center- Portland, OR– Saturday, November 10th
Portland opened the weekend on a high note, shutting out the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 on Saturday night. Shane Farkas stopped all 26 shots en route to his first shutout performance of the season.
Returning home for a pair of weekend games against the Rockets, the Hawks jumped out to an early lead. Just over three minutes into the game, Joachim Blichfeld received a headman pass on the right wing and charged into the offensive zone. He drove in a wrist shot at the top of the right circle for his team-leading 15th of the season. The Hawks rattled off 22 shots in the first period and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room for the first break.
Portland was able to increase its lead in the second period. Thirteen seconds after a Portland power play expired, Cody Glass banked in the team’s second goal of the night to find a favorable home lead at the midway point of regulation time. Shane Farkas closed the second period on a high note, making a couple of flashy pad stops in the final two minutes of the frame to keep it a 2-0 game heading into the second break of the night.
The Hawks had one more in them before the night ended. Reece Newkirk tapped in his 11th of the season on a slot feed from Blichfeld. Blichfeld finished the night with points on all three Winterhawks’ goals. Shane Farkas 26-save effort earned him the honor as the first star of the game.
The Hawks are at home, November 11th against the Kelowna Rockets. Individual tickets are now on sale. Be sure to visit winterhawks.com/tickets for full details on pricing and availability.
- 1st @ 3:20 – POR – Joachim Blichfeld (15), Brendan De Jong, Clay Hanus
- 2nd @ 6:43 – POR – Cody Glass (7), Joachim Blichfeld, Lane Gilliss
- 3rd @ 11:04 – POR – Reece Newkirk (11), Joachim Blichfeld, Cody Glass
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Shane Farkas with 26 saves
KEL: James Porter with 47 saves