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Hawks Fall 7-2 to Kelowna in Game 4 Wednesday

Bryan Heim

Portland Winterhawks 2 vs Kelowna Rockets 7 – Round 2, Game 4
Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR – Wednesday, April 12th

The Portland Winterhawks fell to the Kelowna Rockets 7-2 in Game 4 of the second-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday. The Rockets now leads the series 3-1 with Game 5 in Kelowna Friday.

Defenseman Caleb Jones scored late in the third period for his second consecutive night with two points. Jones has ten points in ten playoff games, and leads all Winterhawks players in postseason scoring. Colton Veloso also added two assists in the loss.

The Hawks will now travel to Kelowna for Game 5 on Friday at 7:05 pm.

Scoring Summary:

  • 1st @ 1:48 – Carsen Twarynski (Johansen) opens the scoring for the Rockets. (KEL 1 – POR 0)
  • 2nd @ 2:07 – (PP) Reid Gardiner (Thurkauf, Herringer) makes it 2-0 on the power play. (KEL 2 – POR 0)
  • 2nd @ 5:49 – (PP) Gardiner (Dube, Stephens) notches his second of the night for a 3-0 Kelowna lead. (KEL 3 – POR 0)
  • 2nd @ 9:41 – (PP) Cody Glass (Jones, Veloso) fires the puck past Kelowna goaltender Michael Herringer on the power play to cut the deficit to 3-1. (KEL 3 – POR 1)
  • 2nd @ 14:09 – (PP) Nick Merkley scores a penalty shot. (KEL 4 – POR 1)
  • 2nd @ 14:37 – Calvin Thurkauf (Gardiner, Merkley) extends Kelowna’s lead to 5-1. (KEL 5 – POR 1)
  • 2nd @ 17:55 – Thurkauf (Gardiner, Merkley) scores his second of the night for a 6-1 Kelowna lead. Shane Farkas replaces Cole Kehler in net to start the third period. (KEL 6 – POR 1)
  • 3rd @ 16:34 – (PP) Caleb Jones (Blichfeld, Veloso) nets a power play goal to cut it to 6-2. (KEL 6 – POR 2)
  • 3rd @ 18:45 – (SH) Rodney Southam scores a shorthanded goal to extend Kelowna’s lead to 7-2 which would stand as the final. (KEL 7 – POR 2)

Power Play Statistics:

  • POR: 2/5
  • KEL: 2/3

Shots on Goal:

  • POR: 37
  • KEL: 40

Goaltending:

  • POR: Cole Kehler made 26 saves on 32 Kelowna shots. Shane Farkas made seven saves on eight shots in relief.
  • KEL: Michael Herringer made 35 saves on 37 Portland shots.
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