The Winterhawks won their sixth straight game as they beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-3 on home ice behind a Seth Jarvis four point performance. The 2020 NHL Draft prospect recorded the first four point game of his WHL career, finishing the night with the game-winning goal and three primary assists.
Portland surrendered the first goal of the contest midway through the first period, but the Hawks rattled off four straight goals again against Spokane to take a 4-1 lead deep into the second. The Hawks were opportunistic on their second chances as Johnny Ludvig, Reece Newkirk and Jaydon Dureau all tossed in rebound goals to increase the Hawks lead. With under three minutes to go in the second period, Jarvis fired an off-balanced shot inside the right circle to the back of the net to make it 4-1.
Spokane, however, would push back. Top six forwards Eli Zummack and Jack Finley each scored to cut the Hawks lead to one with a little over six minutes to play in regulation. The Winterhawks buckled down and won timely battles allowing them to shoot the puck into the empty net, earning the 5-3 home win.
- Portland went 8-0-0-1 even without Joel Hofer and Simon Knak in the lineup. (Both players were away at World Juniors and return to the lineup this weekend)
- Reece Newkirk extended his point streak to 14-in-a-row with his first period goal.
- Jaydon Dureau recorded his third three point game in his WHL career.
- Johnny Ludvig finished with a goal and an assist; his eighth multi-point game of the season.
- The Winterhawks extend their point streak to 13 straight games and they remain in first place in the division. The Hawks are also now 16-1-1-1 at home ice.
- Dante Giannuzzi earned his fourth consecutive win of the season.
Box Score (Click the hyperlink to find all the scoring details)
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Dante Giannuzzi stopped 25-of-28 shots.
SPO: Lukáš Pařík stopped 33-of-37 shots.