Victoria Royals at Portland Winterhawks
Fresh off of a mid-week win over Prince George, the Portland Winterhawks host the Victoria Royals for the FOX 12 Oregon / Les Schwab Tire Centers Toy Drive at the VMC.
Puck Drop: 6:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
Previous Meetings in 2019-20: Portland Went 3-1-0-0 Against the Royals
- Victoria 1 @ Portland 4 (Mar 8 2020)
- Victoria 4 @ Portland 5 (Mar 7 2020) OT
- Portland 6 @ Victoria 5 (Jan 11 2020) OT
- Portland 1 @ Victoria 2 (Jan 10 2020)
Listen Live: Winterhawks Radio Network and on the Winterhawks App. Fans can listen live in the arena on 87.9 FM.
Watch Live: WHL Live on CHL TV
Game Notes: Winterhawks Game Notes
Upcoming Promotional Games:
Saturday, Dec. 11 – Teddy Bear Toss – BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, Dec. 14 – SantaCon – BUY TICKETS
Friday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve – BUY TICKETS
FOLLOW ALONG: Box Score
Toy Drive at the VMC!
The FOX 12 Oregon / Les Schwab Tire Centers Toy Drive returns to the VMC tonight!
Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for donation outside of the arena. Suggested items include:
- Sporting goods
- Board games
- Action figures
- Building blocks
- Crafts/Art supplies
To help us reach our goal of 3,000 toys donated, fans can also purchase and donate toys inside the arena along the concourse. Tables of toys available for donation will be set up outside of entry CC for fans to select from. Monetary donations will also be accepted at this location.
Back in Black
After debuting their eye-catching new alternate look during the Daylight Game on Nov. 26, the Hawks will once again don their black threads during tonight’s tilt. Replica versions of the new jerseys will also be sold (in limited sizes) in the team store while supplies last, so make sure to arrive early to get yours!
Building on Mid-Week Success
Wednesday’s win over Prince George featured plenty to get excited about – from another stout defensive performance limiting the Cougars to just 15 shots, to the team’s strong response to some early adversity with six unanswered goals, it was a much-needed showing from the home team – but it was forward Dawson Pasternak notching four points en route to a first-star performance that drew praise from his coach and teammates alike.
“I thought Pasternak had his best game as a Winterhawk so far. Not just because he got points, but he was hungry, he was on the puck,” said Head Coach Mike Johnston.
Winterhawks co-captains Tyson Kozak and Clay Hanus were equally impressed by their teammate, with Hanus calling his performance “unbelievable” and both noting a few moments in which he set the tone for the team, even without a letter on his sweater.
And it wasn’t just Pasternak who stepped up – forward Luke Schelter tallied just his second goal of the season to get the comeback started in the first period, while rookie netminder Lochlan Gordon picked up his fourth win in eight appearances, amidst other standouts.
“I think we have lots of leaders on this team. Just because you don’t have a letter (on your jersey) doesn’t mean you’re not a leader,” said Hanus.
“To me, it doesn’t really matter if you have a letter, everyone can be a leader,” added Kozak, who posted a four-point effort of his own as Pasternak’s linemate.
Standout efforts like we saw from Pasternak, Schelter, Gordon and others will go a long way as the Hawks look to steady their game and climb the U.S. Division standings.
WIN A TOYOTA:
Back for another season, fans 18+ who reside in Oregon or Southwest Washington can ENTER TO WIN a brand new Toyota car, truck, or SUV.
Each game this season, one lucky fan will have their entry drawn and they will have a chance to win our grand prize if they get all five game predictions correct.
Tonight, we are cheering on: Kimbra T. from Portland, OR
What our Hawks fan could win: A brand new 2021 Tundra
What needs to happen?
- Portland Winterhawks (4) beat the Victoria Royals (2)
- Jaydon Dureau scores the first Winterhawks goal.
- Portland goaltenders make 32 total saves.
- Victoria goaltenders make 40 total saves.
Good luck tonight, Kimbra!
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Cross Hanas – Gabe Klassen – James Stefan
Jaydon Dureau – Tyson Kozak – Dawson Pasternak
Aidan Litke – Jack O’Brien – Robbie Fromm-Delorme
Luke Schelter – Kyle Chyzowski – Marcus Nguyen
Josh Mori – Ryder Thompson
Clay Hanus – Jonas Brøndberg
Kurtis Smythe – Ryan McCleary
Scratches: Jonah Bevington, Marek Alscher, and Luca Cagnoni
Baily Peach – Brayden Schuurman – Tarun Fizer
Keanu Derungs – Tanner Scott – Anthony Wilson
Riley Gannon – Evan Patrician – Reggie Newman
Ryan Spizawka – Carter Briltz – Igor Zborovskiy
Gannon Laroque – Kalem Parker
Jason Spizawka – Anson McMaster
Devin Aubin – Luke Shipley
Scratches: Austin Zemlak, Matthew Hodson, Marcus Almquist, Carter Dereniwsky, Wyatt Wilson, and Caleb Willms
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