Portland Winterhawks vs Spokane Chiefs
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With a season-high 10-game point streak in tow, the Winterhawks take on the Spokane Chiefs looking to go three-for-three on the weekend.
Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
Previous Meetings This Season: Portland is 4-1-0-0 Against Spokane
- Portland 4 @ Spokane 1 (Dec 18 2021)
- Portland 1 @ Spokane 4 (Dec 17 2021)
- Spokane 3 @ Portland 7 (Dec 11 2021)
- Spokane 1 @ Portland 4 (Dec 10 2021)
- Spokane 0 @ Portland 3 (Oct 10 2021)
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Let’s make it three
After last night’s rousing win over Seattle, the Hawks are two-for-two in this weekend’s games so far, with a rare chance to sweep a three-in-three should they top the Chiefs tonight. Led by a pair of two-goal games from Tyson Kozak and some stellar goaltending from both Dante Giannuzzi and Taylor Gauthier, it’s been a statement week for Portland as the club has climbed to second place on points in the U.S. Division.
The Winterhawks are 4-1-0-0 against Spokane this season, their only loss coming on Dec. 17 on the road. Giannuzzi has started all five contests, posting a sterling 1.81 GAA and .922% save percentage against the Chiefs, while Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Clay Hanus and Tyson Kozak have led the way offensively.
Oh, and the last time these two teams met, this happened:
Portland and Spokane are meeting for just the first time since Dec. 18, but will get to see plenty of each other coming up. Six of Portland’s 11 games in the month of February are against Spokane, with two of those coming on home ice and four on the road. For the Winterhawks, five of those matchups will come in consecutive order. Tonight’s tilt serves as a measuring stick of sorts before the two teams engage in a playoff-esque series next month.
Kozak’s double feature
Tyson Kozak has been scoring in bunches lately, including back-to-back two-goal games to start this weekend and has tallied multiple goals in three of his last five games. Portland’s co-captain also netted the game-winning goals to knock off Tri-City and Seattle, and leads the team with 19G and 19A for 38 points in 37 games. As the Hawks go for a third win on the weekend tonight, look for #18 to keep up his hot streak.
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Tonight, we are cheering on: Erin L. from Portland, OR
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What needs to happen?
- Portland Winterhawks (4) beat the Spokane Chiefs (3)
- Cross Hanas scores the first Winterhawks goal.
- Portland goaltenders make 34 total saves.
- Spokane goaltenders make 52 total saves.
Good luck tonight, Erin!
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Cross Hanas – Tyson Kozak – Marcus Nguyen
Josh Zakreski – Gabe Klassen – James Stefan
Aidan Litke – Jack O’Brien – Josh Mori (?)
Jonah Bevington – Kyle Chyzowski – Luke Schelter
Jaydon Dureau (?)
Marek Alscher – Clay Hanus
Luca Cagnoni – Ryan McCleary
Kurtis Smythe – Ryder Thompson
Scratches: Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Dawson Pasternak
Nick McCarry – Bear Hughes – Chase Bertholet
Carter Streek – Blake Swetlikoff – Yannick Proske
Grady Lane – Cade Hayes – Erik Atchison
Kooper Gizowski – Michael Cicek – Ty Cheveldayoff
Graham Sward – Timafey Kovgoreniya
Mac Gross – Raegan Wiles
Ben Bonni – Saige Weinstein
Scratches: Logan Cunningham, Brayden Crampton, Will McIsaac, Jake Gudelj, Reed Jacobson
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