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Skyler McKenzie scores, but Hawks Fall 6-1 to Prince George in Game 3

Dayna Fjord

Portland Winterhawks 1 vs Prince George 6 – Round 1, Game 3
Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR – Wednesday, March 29th

The Portland Winterhawks fell 6-1 to the Prince George Cougars in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday. Prince George now leads series 2-1 heading into tomorrow’s Game 4 in Portland.

Skyler McKenzie struck early in the first period for the Hawks for his second goal of the playoff series. Despite putting up 41 shots, Prince George goaltender Ty Edmonds stood tall in net, stopping 40 of 41 for the second consecutive game to ice the Cougars’ win.

The Hawks will look to earn the split on home ice tomorrow night in Game 4 before they hit the road again to Prince George. Game 4 will be played tomorrow in Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 7 pm.

Scoring Summary:

  • 1st @ 0:14 – Skyler McKenzie opens the scoring for the Winterhawks. (POR 1 – PG 0)
  • 1st @ 8:26 – Prince George’s Jansen Harkins (Popugaev, Guhle) evens the game at 1-1. (POR 1 – PG 1)
  • 1st @ 12:36 – (PP) Kody McDonald (Guhle, Harkins) makes it 2-1 for the Cougars with a power play goal. (POR 1 – PG 2)
  • 1st @ 17:42 – Colby McAuley (Harkins) extends the Prince George lead to 3-1. (POR 1 – PG 3)
  • 2nd @ 12:03 – (PP) Tate Olson (McAuley, Harkins) gives the Cougars it a three-goal advantage with a power play marker. (POR 1 – PG 4)
  • 3rd @ 6:26 – Brogan O’Brien (Wishnowski, Popugaev) makes it 5-1 for Prince George. (POR 1 – PG 5)
  • 3rd @ 7:35 – Harkins nets his second of the night (Bondra), capping Prince George’s 6-1 win. Shane Farkas replaces Cole Kehler in net for the Winterhawks. (POR 1 – PG 6)

Power Play Statistics:

  • POR: 0/6
  • PG: 2/5

Shots on Goal:

  • POR: 41
  • PG: 47

Goaltending:

  • POR: Cole Kehler made 34 saves on 40 Prince George shots. Shane Farkas stopped all seven shots he faced in relief.
  • PG: Ty Edmonds made 40 saves on 41 Portland shots.
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