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Perfect Home Stand

Keith Dwiggins

The Portland Winterhawks cap off a perfect four-game home stand by throttling the Saskatoon Blades 8-0 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Hawks extend their point streak to seven in-a-row after winning by their largest margin of victory this season.

NOTABLES:

  • Eight different Winterhawks recorded multiple points in the win and 11 total players found the stat sheet.
  • Mason Mannek had a career night registering his first four point game in the WHL.
  • Gabe Klassen and Jonas Br√łndberg each recorded their first multi-goal game in the WHL.
  • Jack O’Brien and Kishaun Gervais had their first two-point night with Portland.
  • It was a perfect home stretch for the Winterhawks who went 4-0-0-0 this week to help stay tied for first place in the division.
  • Joel Hofer recorded his second shutout of the season and sixth in his junior career. He leads all WHL goaltenders with 15 wins and a 1.87 goals-against-average.
  • A four goal first period by Portland was their best start to any game this year.
  • Portland allowed only four shots in the second period, that was the team’s lowest shots against in any period this season.
  • Every Saskatoon Blades player had a negative on-ice rating.
  • Portland improves to 3-0-0-0 against the East Division.
  • Portland is 10-1-1-0 at home ice, which remains the best home ice point percentage in the WHL.
  • Saskatoon is 0-4-0-0 during their U.S. Division swing, getting out-scored 22-to-4 during the four games.
  • The Hawks head north to British Columbia to start a four-game road trip next weekend against Kamloops and Prince George.

Box Score (Click the hyperlink to find all the scoring details)

SHOTS ON GOAL:

POR: 39
SAS: 22

POWER PLAY:

POR: 2/5
SAS: 0/5

SAVES:

POR: Joel Hofer stopped 22-of-22 shots.
SAS: Nolan Maier stopped 10-of-14 shots and Koen MacInnes stopped 21-of-25 shots.

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