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Game Day Hub: October 9

Portland Winterhawks at Seattle Thunderbirds

Fresh off Everett’s home opener, the Winterhawks now visit the accesso ShoWare Center for Seattle’s first home game of the 2021-22 schedule.

Puck Drop: 6:05 p.m. PT

Venue: accesso ShoWare Center – Kent, WA

Previous Meetings This Season:

  • Saturday, October 2 – Portland (1) vs. Seattle (3)
  • Friday, September 10 – Portland (5) vs. Seattle (1)  *Preseason

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

Road warriors.

Get the bus warm!

Portland is on the road for its first overnight trip of the season.  After a good test last night against the Silvertips, the Hawks turn their attention to the T-Birds and look to spoil their debut at the ShoWare Center.  Seattle enters the night tied for first in the division and the Hawks will look to hand Seattle its first loss of the year.

Even strength.

Get it going 5-on-5.

Portland has netted only one even strength goal through the first three games, relying on the power play (or on a delayed penalty) to score. Portland’s penalty kill is a positive note, operating at an 87% clip and killing all five penalties last night in Everett.

Home sweet home.

One more road test then back to the VMC we go.

The Winterhawks play their third road game of the season tonight before returning to Portland for a five game home stand.  A home game tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m. against Spokane to kick it off and then one game next weekend on Saturday, October 16 for Hawktoberfest.  The VMC will be bumping.


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: Kenneth Griffin from West Linn, OR

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

  • Portland Winterhawks (3) beat the Seattle Thunderbirds (2)
  • Cross Hanas scores the first Winterhawks goal.
  • Portland goaltenders make 29 total saves.
  • Seattle goaltenders make 26 total saves.

Good luck, Kenneth, and here’s to a big win in Seattle!

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
Luke Schelter – Kyle Chyzowski

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

Lochlan Gordon
Dante Giannuzzi

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

Seattle

Conner Roulette – Jordan Gustafson – Reid Schaefer
Gabe Ludwig – Matthew Rempe – Mekai Sanders
Lucas Ciona – Jared Davidson – Alessandro Segafredo
Sam Oremba – Sam Popowich – Nico Myatovic

Ryan Gottfried – Tyrel Bauer
Kevin Korchinski – Eric Van Impe
Sawyer Mynio – Jeremy Hanzel

Thomas Milic
Scott Ratzlaff

Scratches: Coster Dunn, Henrik Rybinski, Leon Okonkwo Prada, Ethan Mittelsteadt, Spencer Penner, Mason Dunsford


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