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Winterhawks’ season ends in Game 7

Keith Dwiggins / Portland Winterhawks

Portland’s season comes to an end in a Game 7 loss to Seattle.

Round 2, Game 7: Portland (3) vs Seattle (6) [Seattle wins series 4-3]

SOG: POR (36) – SEA (30)

PP: POR (3/6) – SEA (0/4)

Saves: Gauthier (24/29) – Milic (33/36)

COMPLETE BOX SCORE

SCORING:

  • SEA – 19:05 – First Period – Nico Myatovic (2)
  • SEA – 5:48 – Second Period – Jeremy Hanzel (1) from Henrik Rybinski and Reid Schaefer
  • SEA – 7:20 – Second Period – Jeremy Hanzel (2) from Reid Schaefer
  • SEA – 7:59 – Second Period – Lucas Ciona (6) from Conner Roulette and Jeremy Hanzel
  • POR – 10:03 – Second Period – Jaydon Dureau (1) and James Stefan and Cross Hanas
  • POR – 19:09 – Second Period – Robbie Fromm-Delorme (3) from Kyle Chyzowski
  • SEA – 11:51 – Third Period – Lukas Svejkovsky (7) from Henrik Rybinski
  • POR – 14:50 – Third Period – Robbie Fromm-Delorme (4) from Jaydon Dureau
  • SEA – 17:22 – Third Period – Reid Schaefer (5) *EN

The Story:

 

The Winterhawks’ season came to an end on Tuesday as they fell to the Thunderbirds 6-3 in Game 7 of the second round of the 2022 WHL Playoffs.

Nico Myatovic, Jeremy Hanzel (2) and Lucas Ciona helped Seattle out to a 4-0 lead through the first 30 minutes of action, but Portland mounted a comeback before the second period was up. Jaydon Dureau finished off a pretty passing play with James Stefan and Cross Hanas to get Portland on the board at 10:03 of the middle frame, then Robbie Fromm-Delorme tallied at 19:09 with a deflection of Kyle Chyzowski’s shot-pass attempt. Both goals were scored on the power play.

Both teams traded goals in the third period, with Lukas Svejkovsky finding twine for Seattle and Fromm-Delorme netting his second for Portland, but Reid Schaefer’s empty-netter sealed the Thunderbirds’ win.

Thomas Milic picked up the win with 33 saves, while Winterhawks netminder Taylor Gauthier stopped 24 shots.

QUOTES OF THE NIGHT presented by BBF TECHNOLOGIES:

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“I spent a lot of time and a lot of games in the Winterhawks jersey, and I’m just very very grateful for the opportunities that we got. There’s no better place to play in the league, in my opinion, than Portland. I’m just very thankful.”

Winterhawks defenseman Clay Hanus

“Just looking back on my time here, it’s been a great journey. The relationships I’ve made will last a lifetime…I love the city, I’m from a small town so it was always exciting to come back here in the fall and live in a big city for eight or nine months of the year.”

Winterhawks forward Jaydon Dureau

“I wasn’t here for long, but the way this city and the fans opened their hearts up for me and showed their appreciation every night…it’s a special feeling. Whenever you’d make a big save or won a big game, the crowd just erupts. As a visitor from past experience, it was the best coming into town here and playing the Winterhawks. And it was an honor to be on the good side of it for the time that I was here.”

Winterhawks goaltender Taylor Gauthier

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