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Hawks In It Until the End in Kennewick

Judy Simpson

The Portland Winterhawks wrap up their regular season slate against Tri-City with a 4-2 loss to the Americans on the road.

The two teams traded blows in the first period as Jared Freadrich and Cody Glass scored for the Hawks within a 1:07 window, but Tri-City found a way to regain a lead through two periods.

Late in the middle frame, Samuel Huo scored from a low shot on the left wing post to give the Americans a 3-2 lead heading into the intermission. Coming out for the third period, Joachim Blichfeld was given his first penalty shot of the season, but Beck Warm made the save to keep the home team on top by one goal.

Warm and the American withheld the Hawks’ late push and turned aside the last 20 shots of the night. Tri-City improves to 7-1-0-0 head-to-head against the Hawks.

NOTABLES:

  • Joachim Blichfeld extends his point streak to five games with an assist tonight.
  • Jared Freadrich quietly racked up a four game point streak (2G-3A), while Cody Glass has points in nine of his last ten games, gathering his second goal of the month.
  • Since Joel Hofer stopped over 25 shots, you can take advantage of the Papa John’s 30% discount using the promo code SAVES25 at your locally owned PapaJohns.com all day tomorrow.
  • The Winterhawks head to the ShoWare Center to face the Thunderbirds Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. It’s also the Thunderbirds’ annual Hockey Challenge Day.

THE BOX SCORE (Click the hyperlink to find all the scoring details)

SHOTS ON GOAL:

POR: 36
TC: 31

POWER PLAY:

POR: 0/1
TC: 0/4

SAVES:

POR: Joel Hofer with 27 saves.
TC: Beck Warm with 34 saves.

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