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Game Day Hub: October 10

Portland Winterhawks vs. Spokane Chiefs

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The Winterhawks cap off a busy weekend of hockey with their second home game of the season, facing a new foe on Sunday evening.  Join us for a family night of fun at the VMC!

Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT

Venue: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

Previous Meetings This Season (Preseason):

  • Friday, September 17 – Portland (3) vs. Spokane (0)

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


FOLLOW ALONG: Box Score

Fresh off a win.

A win made our Saturday that much better.

It was a great night in Seattle, beating the Thunderbirds at their home opener.  The Hawks offense returned, scoring in each period and earning a key road victory in the early part of the season.  The icing on top of the cake?  Luke Schelter scoring the game-winning goal, his first goal in the Western Hockey League, and Lochlan Gordon getting his first win in his Winterhawks debut.

“It was great playing in a game like that. It gets you fired up especially with how harsh their fans are, but it was an awesome game and an awesome opportunity,” Gordon said after the win. “I think it’s just up from here.  We just keep going and hopefully get another win (today) and keep momentum going off that.”

The Hawks need to bring the same intensity tonight against Spokane, who has a strong top six forward corp.

Tired legs?

Probably, but the adrenaline is flowing.

The Hawks wrap up their first three-in-three weekend of the season and enter the night with 21 healthy players.  That means the entire lineup will be used for the third straight game.

“You know when you win, you don’t even feel that stuff,” Don Hay said last night with a laugh about the team’s conditioning entering Sunday’s home game.  “That’s the good part of it, the guys are so excited right now and we’re used to winning here.  We found a way to win and hopefully that carries on.”

Tonight is a good test for the younger players to see how they can handle the early season grind.  You know what helps them?  Your energy.  Let’s be loud tonight!

Welcome back – again!

We can’t wait to see you!

The Winterhawks had an incredible Pacific Office Automation Opening Night playing in front of the best fans last weekend and now the team is home for five straight starting tonight.

We’re hopeful to reel in plenty more wins this month.  For fans who want a faster, expedited entry to the VMC, the RQ adopted a new health check-in procedure to make your experience more enjoyable and help get you to your seats quicker.

FASTER ROSE QUARTER MOBILE CHECK-IN


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: Crissy Shrock from Independence, OR

What our Hawks fan could win: A brand new 2021 Toyota HighlanderWhat needs to happen?

  • Portland Winterhawks (6) beat the Spokane Chiefs (2)
  • Cross Hanas scores the first Winterhawks goal.
  • Portland goaltenders make 36 total saves.
  • Spokane goaltenders make 33 total saves.

Second straight night we’re cheering for a first goal from Hanner.  And a blowout victory to boot?  Love to see it.  Good luck, Crissy!

Think you know the Winterhawks best and can win a Toyota?  Click here to enter today!


PROJECTED LINEUPS:

Portland

Cross Hanas – Tyson Kozak – Marcus Nguyen
Aidan Litke – Jack O’Brien – James Stefan
Gabe Klassen – Robbie Fromm-Delorme – Dawson Pasternak
Kyle Chyzowski – Luke Schelter – Josh Mori

Clay Hanus – Luca Cagnoni
Kurtis Smythe – Ryder Thompson
Marek Alscher – Ryan McCleary
Brody Tallman ?

Dante Giannuzzi
Lochlan Gordon

Scratches: Seth Jarvis (NHL), Jonah Bevington (INJ), Jonas Brøndberg (INJ), Kade Nolan (INJ)

Spokane

Luke Toporowski – Jack Finley – Cordel Larson
Reed Jacobson – Bear Hughes – Erik Atchison
Ty Cheveldayoff – Blake Swetlikoff – Yannick Proske
Grady Lane – Jake Gudelj – Kooper Gizowski

Graham Sward – Raegan Wiles
Logan Cunningham – Mac Gross
Ben Bonni – Sage Weinstein

Cambell Arnold
Mason Beaupit

Scratches: Brayden Crampton, Copeland Fricker, Timafey Kovgoreniya, Michael Cicek, Manny Panghli


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