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Hawks to Take on Prince George in Playoffs First Round; Fall 7-2 to Spokane in Regular Season Finale

Portland Winterhawks 2 vs Spokane Chiefs 7
Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR – Sunday, March 19th

The Portland Winterhawks (40-28-1-3) fell 7-2 in the regular season finale to the Spokane Chiefs (27-33-8-4) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in front of 9,114 fans.

With the regular season in the books, the Hawks now set their sights on their first-round matchup with the Prince George Cougars.

Before tonight’s game, the team handed out its annual awards. Cody Glass and Caleb Jones shared the team’s MVP Award as voted on by teammates. Glass also took home the Leading Scorer Award, while Jones was named the Best Defensive Player. Captain Keegan Iverson was selected by the coaching staff for the Winterhawks Award for character, leadership, heart & soul.

Defenseman Henri Jokiharju won the Rookie of the Year Award, while forward Ryan Hughes was named the Scholastic Player of the Year. Colton Veloso earned the Sportsmanship & Ability Award, and Skyler McKenzie was named the Booster Club fan favorite.

Scoring Summary:

  • 1st @ 5:57 – Alex Mowbray (Leduc, Woods) opens the scoring for the Chiefs. (SPO 1 – POR 0)
  • 1st @ 8:04 – (PP) Riley Woods (Helgesen, Zummack) extends Spokane’s lead to 2-0 with a power play goal. (SPO 2 – POR 0)
  • 1st @ 11:43 – (PP) Henri Jokiharju (Iverson, Jones) nets a power play goal to cut it to 2-1. (SPO 2 – POR 1)
  • 1st @ 14:39 – Spokane’s Keanu Yamamoto (Ka. Yamamoto) puts the Chiefs up 3-1. (SPO 3 – POR 1)
  • 1st @ 18:54 – (PP) Eli Zummack (Woods) makes it 4-1 for the Chiefs. (SPO 4 – POR 1)
  • 2nd @ 14:08 – (PP) Yamamoto (Ka. Yamamoto, Elynuik) fires home his second of the night on the power play for a 5-1 Spokane lead. (SPO 5 – POR 1)
  • 2nd @ 14:32 – (PP) Hudson Elynuik (Ke. Yamamoto, Ka. Yamamoto) extends Spokane’s lead to 6-1 with a power play marker. (SPO 6 – POR 1)
  • 3rd @ 2:43 – (PP) With the Hawks on a 5-on-3 power play, captain Keegan Iverson (McKenzie, Jokiharju) gets one back for Portland. (SPO 6 – POR 2)
  • 3rd @ 12:49 – Riley McKay (Toporowski) gives Spokane a 7-2 lead which would stand as the final. (SPO 7 – POR 2)

Power Play Statistics:

  • POR: 2/4
  • SPO: 3/6

Shots on Goal:

  • POR: 32
  • SPO: 34

Goaltending:

  • POR: Shane Farkas made 27 saves on 34 Spokane shots.
  • SPO: Jayden Sittler made 30 saves on 32 Portland shots.
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