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Game Day Hub: April 3

Portland Winterhawks at Everett Silvertips

The Winterhawks will look to make it three wins in a row and two-for-two on the weekend tonight in their first trip to Everett this season.

Portland Record: 4-1-2-0 (Second, U.S. Division – Second, Western Conference)

Everett Record: 6-1-0-0 (First, U.S. Division – First, Western Conference)

Puck Drop: 6:05 p.m. PT

Venue: Angel of the Winds Arena (Everett, WA)

Previous Meetings This Season:

  • Friday, March 26: Everett (2) at Portland (1) – OT

Listen Live: Winterhawks Radio Network and on the Winterhawks App
Watch Live: WHL Live
Game Notes: Winterhawks Game Notes


FOLLOW ALONG: Box Score

13 goals in two games, is that good?

Of course it is, and let’s take a second to appreciate it.

With future NHL stars like Seth Jarvis, Jaydon Dureau and Reece Newkirk in the lineup, we knew we were going to get some scoring.  However, it’s the other names that have stepped up that bring us some serious delight.  Simon Knak’s been unworldly, and we’ll get to that, but how about the Nick Cicek with eight points in seven games from the blue line?  Kurtis Smythe chiming in?  There’s plenty to feel good about here.

That Knak guy, is he alright?

Oh man.

One of just two players in the league’s Top 25 goal scorers that has single-digit games played.  Already closing in on his goal-scoring total from last year.  More goals himself shorthanded than 20 TEAMS in this league!  Simon came into this year wanting to be drafted and wow is he ever making a case to be selected.

Okay, now seriously, how do we beat Everett tonight?

Clean it up and lock it down.

Last night’s thriller at the VMC was incredible, but the outcome wasn’t favorable.  If the team wants to change it tonight, and they can, they’re going to have to bring their closest effort to their version of a “perfect game”.  We’ve seen flashes of great play in just about every area from Portland already this season.  Scoring is there right now, penalty kill is deadly, power play is getting there, team defense can lock it down and goaltending has been sharp.  So tonight it’s all about details.  If they can check all five of those boxes, it’s going to be really hard for the Silvertips to take another win.

Fans can catch the action online tonight on the new WHL Live on CHL TV platform all in HD, and listen live on the Winterhawks Radio Network presented by Toyota.


PROJECTED LINEUPS:

Portland

Forwards

Simon Knak – Reece Newkirk – Robbie Fromm-Delorme

Jaydon Dureau – Seth Jarvis – Mason Mannek

Kishaun Gervais – Kyle Chyzowski – Marcus Nguyen

Jonah Bevington – Aidan Litke

 

Defensemen

Kade Nolan – Jonas Brondberg

Nick Cicek – Ryder Thompson

Kurtis Smythe – Ryan McCleary

Luca Cagnoni

 

Goaltenders

Dante Giannuzzi

Brock Gould

 

Scratches: Gabe Klassen (inj.), Tyson Kozak (inj.), Brody Tallman

 

Everett

Forwards

Gabe Fonstad – Ethan Regnier – Jacob Wright

Jackson Berezowski – Gage Goncalves – Austin Roest

Brendan Lee – Ryan Hofer – Hunter Campbell

Brendan Hunchak OR Jalen Price – Ben Hemmerling – Max Graham

 

Defense

Olen Zellweger – Zach Ashton

Ronan Seeley – Ty Gibson

Gianni Fairbrother – Dylan Anderson

 

Goaltenders

Dustin Wolf

Braden Holt

 

Scratches: Brady Van Herk, Evan May, Aidan Sutter and one of either Brendan Hunchak OR Jalen Price


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