The Winterhawks offense continued their dominance and they shut out the Rebels 5-0 to improve to 5-3-0-0 on the season. Joel Hofer stopped 16 shots, giving him his first shutout of the season and fifth of his Western Hockey League career.
In the first period, Seth Jarvis roofed a power play goal, his third goal of the season to put the Hawks on the scoreboard at the midway point of the frame. Before the end of 20, Simon Knak ricocheted a centering feed passed Ethan Anders for the team’s second goal of the night to give the Hawks a 2-0 advantage.
Portland locked down and controlled the final 40 minutes of the game, out shooing the Rebels 26-to-5 and scoring three more times. Nine different Winterhawks recorded a point and five unique Winterhawks found the back of the net.
With the win, it marks the first time in franchise history the Winterhawks shut out the Rebels in back-to-back meetings. Hofer was in net last year when the Hawks won 2-0.
- Seth Jarvis recorded points on the first three Winterhawks goals (G-2A) for a new career high in one game.
- Johnny Ludvig and Clay Hanus lead the team with five goals in eight games after they each scored during the second period.
- Portland has now scored the last 11 goals against Central Division opponents dating back to Wednesday night.
- Special teams play was on point tonight as the Hawks went 40-percent on the man advantage and they were a perfect 5-for-5 in killing penalties, including 47 seconds of a 5-on-3.
- The Winterhawks have just one more game remaining on their Central Division trip. They play the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rogers Place on Sunday early evening for a 3:00 p.m. PT puck drop.
THE BOX SCORE (Click the hyperlink to find all the scoring details)
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Joel Hofer stopped 16-of-16 shots.
RD: Ethan Anders stopped 25-of-29 shots in 40 minutes. Byron Fancy turned aside 11-of-12 shots.