Game Day Hub: April 6

Portland Winterhawks at Everett Silvertips

The Winterhawks head up I-5 once again, this time in search of a bounce back effort and finally cracking the case of the Everett Silvertips.

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

Everett Record: 7-1-0-0 (First, U.S. Division – First, Western Conference)

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m. PT

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

Previous Meetings This Season:

  • Friday, March 26: Everett (2) at Portland (1) – OT
  • Saturday, April 3: Portland (1) at Everett (4)

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



Well, how do we beat these guys?

Keep pouring on the chances.

If there had been just about any other Western Hockey League netminder in the home cage on Saturday night, there was a good chance that the Winterhawks would’ve been ahead 2-0 in the first period.  Unfortunately, Dustin Wolf was up to the task on every test and instead of being up by a pair, Portland eventually found themselves down 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0.  Jaydon Dureau was noticeably buzzing throughout the contest though, creating an array of chances with nifty little moves and connections with Seth Jarvis that left us wondering, “what else has to be done to score?!”  The team had 28 shots through two periods and was certainly getting looks, it was just the WHL’s best goaltender being the WHL’s best goaltender.  Perhaps if he’s tested that often again tonight, things may change.


What’s a positive we can focus on for the moment?

The penalty kill.

Not only does Portland’s penalty kill lead the league with five shorthanded goals, the crew is also getting it done in their own end too.  The Winterhawks have successfully killed off 20 consecutive penalties, spanning over the course of six games.


Something to keep an eye on?

A potential return tonight.

Post-game Saturday VP/GM/HC hinted that “he hoped to have one of the injured players back” for tonight.  Now we’ll have to see if that happens, but being that the team has been skating with 11 forwards as of late, the addition of either Gabe Klassen (who had a great start to his season) or Tyson Kozak would be welcomed with open arms.


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.




Jaydon Dureau – Seth Jarvis – Marcus Nguyen

Simon Knak – Reece Newkirk – Mason Mannek

Jonah Bevington – Tyson Kozak – Robbie Fromm-Delorme

Aidan Litke* – Kyle Chyzowski – Kishaun Gervais



Kade Nolan – Jonas Brondberg

Luca Cagnoni – Nick Cicek

Kurtis Smythe – Ryan McCleary

Ryder Thompson*



Dante Giannuzzi

Brock Gould


Scratches: Gabe Klassen (inj.), Brody Tallman and one of either Aidan Litke or Ryder Thompson




Gabe Fonstad – Ethan Regnier – Jacob Wright

Jackson Berezowski – Gage Goncalves – Hunter Campbell

Brendan Lee – Ryan Hofer – Austin Roest

Jalen Price – Ben Hemmerling – Max Graham



Gianni Fairbrother – Olen Zellweger

Ronan Seeley – Dylan Anderson

Aidan Sutter – Zach Ashton

Ty Gibson*



Dustin Wolf

Braden Holt


Scratches: Brady Van Herk, Evan May, Brendan Hunchak, Ty Gibson*

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