Over a Dozen Winterhawks on AHL Opening Night Rosters

Portland, Ore. –  The Portland Winterhawks, proud member clubs of the Western Hockey League, are proud to share that 13 Winterhawks were named on American Hockey League opening night rosters for the 2021-22 season.

Notably, three Winterhawks from last year’s team (Nick Cicek, Jaydon Dureau, and Reece Newkirk) were named by their respective professional clubs this weekend.

Reece Newkirk*^ – Bridgeport Islanders
Sven Bärtschi – Henderson Silver Knights
Derrick Pouliot – Henderson Silver Knights
Cody McLeod – Iowa Wild
Dominic Turgeon – Iowa Wild
Jack Dougherty – Providence Bruins
Joachim Blichfeld – San Jose Barracuda
Nick Cicek* – San Jose Barracuda
Evan Weinger – San Jose Barracuda
Joel Hofer – Springfield Thunderbirds
Jaydon Dureau*^+ – Syracuse Crunch
Chase De Leo
– Utica Comets
Tyler Wotherspoon
– Utica Comets

* – played in the WHL during 2020-21
^ – eligible to return to WHL for 2021-22
+ – denotes injured player

IN THE NEWS:  Kieffer Bellows (New York Islanders) and Colton Sceviour (Edmonton Oilers) each sign a one-year, one-way contracts and Dennis Cholowski was claimed by the Washington Capitals off waivers last week.

The Portland Winterhawks dropped the puck for their 46th season and Season Ticket Memberships, 20-Game Plans and Flex Plans are now on sale for the 2021-22 season.  Season Ticket Memberships are the best way to never miss a second of the action, including the same great seat to all 34 Winterhawks games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

Can’t commit to all 34 home games?  20-Game Plans are the way to go, guaranteeing 20 thrilling evenings at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  To learn more about all available ticketing options, visit

The all-new Flex Packs provide even more flexibility, giving you ten ticket vouchers to use any way you want at any regular season game.  Ten tickets to one game?  Two tickets to five games?  Five tickets to two games?  Doesn’t matter, any way you want.

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