PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Winterhawks, proud member club of the Western Hockey League (WHL), shared their 2021-22 regular season schedule today, following the WHL’s release of the full Western Conference schedule.
The Winterhawks will play a total of 68 regular season games (34 home and 34 away), opening their 46th season on Friday, October 1 at the Toyota Center against the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick, WA. The team’s home opener will come one day later, Saturday, October 2 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum against the rival Seattle Thunderbirds.
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VENUE & START TIMES
The Winterhawks announced earlier this summer that all 34 home games for the 2021-22 season will be played at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The start time (PT) for all home games, sorted by day of the week, are listed below:
- Games Monday through Friday: 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday Games: 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday Games: 5:00 p.m.
Exceptions to the above are:
- Wednesday, October 27: To Be Announced
- Friday, November 26 (Black Friday): 4:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 31: To Be Announced
The WHL’s scheduling format will see the Winterhawks play all 68 games against teams in the Western Conference. Portland will play each U.S. Division team a total of 12 times (six home, six road) and each B.C. Division team four times (two home, two road).
Portland’s longest road trip will take place from October 29 – November 13, featuring six games and six different opponents in six different cities (Everett, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vancouver, Seattle and Tri-City).
The Winterhawks’ season-long home stand will be ten games, immediately following their longest road trip of the season, November 19 – December 14. During that stretch the team will host the following games:
- Friday, November 19 vs. Kelowna (7:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, November 20 vs. Kelowna (7:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday, November 24 vs. Vancouver (7:00 p.m.)
- Friday, November 26 vs. Kamloops (4:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday, December 1 vs. Prince George (7:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, December 4 vs. Victoria (6:00 p.m.)
- Sunday, December 5 vs. Everett (5:00 p.m.)
- Friday, December 10 vs. Spokane (7:00 p.m.)
- Saturday, December 11 vs. Spokane (6:00 p.m.)
- Tuesday, December 14 vs. Everett (7:00 p.m.)
The Winterhawks busiest month of the season will be January containing 13 games. The 2021-22 schedule contains 21 back-to-back sets, four sets of three games in three days and one stretch of four games in five days.
The 2021 WHL Season will once again pause for its annual holiday break. The Winterhawks will not play games from December 19-27 and the team’s offices are expected to be closed during that time.
WINTERHAWKS 2021-22 FULL SEASON MEMBERSHIPS START AS LOW AS $374 PER SEAT
Full season memberships for the 2021-22 season are on sale now. In addition, 20-game plans are also available, which start as low as $11 per seat, per game.
Smaller ticket packages and single game tickets will be made available later this summer.
For more information on Winterhawks tickets, call 503-236-4295.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
October 1: Season opener against the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick, WA.
October 2: Home opener against the Seattle Thunderbirds at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
October 8: The Winterhawks will meet the reigning U.S. Division Champion Everett Silvertips for the first time in the ‘Tips home opener at Angel of the Winds Arena.
October 27: The Victoria Royals are slated to travel to Portland, marking the first non-U.S. Division game for the ‘Hawks since March 8, 2020 – the final contest of the 2019-20 season.
November 3: Portland is set to travel to Kamloops, their first game in Canada since Saturday, February 8. (634 Days)
November 26: The team’s annual Black Friday game will begin at 4 p.m. against Kamloops.
December 31: Start your New Year’s Eve at Veterans Memorial Coliseum versus Seattle.
January 1: 2022 begins with a game on the very first day in Everett.
April 1: Final road game of the regular season.
April 2: The regular season comes to a close with one final Battle Against Seattle.
A full promotional schedule will be released by the team later this summer.
*All Times Portland local
Friday, October 1 @ Tri-City (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, October 2 vs. SEATTLE (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 8 @ Everett (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, October 9 @ Seattle (6:05 p.m.)
Sunday, October 10 vs. SPOKANE (5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 16 vs. TRI-CITY (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 22 vs. EVERETT (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 23 vs. EVERETT (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, October 27 vs. VICTORIA (Time TBA)
Friday, October 29 @ Everett (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 3 @ Kamloops (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, November 5 @ Kelowna (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, November 6 @ Vancouver (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, November 12 @ Seattle (7:35 p.m.)
Saturday, November 13 @ Tri-City (6:05 p.m.)
Friday, November 19 vs. KELOWNA (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 20 vs. KELOWNA (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 24 vs. VANCOUVER (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, November 26 vs. KAMLOOPS (4:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 1 vs. PRINCE GEORGE (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, December 4 vs. VICTORIA (6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, December 5 vs. EVERETT (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 10 vs. SPOKANE (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, December 11 vs. SPOKANE (6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 14 vs. EVERETT (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 17 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, December 18 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 28 vs. TRI-CITY (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 29 @ Tri-City (7:05 p.m.)
Friday, December 31 vs. SEATTLE (Time TBA)
Saturday, January 1 @ Everett (4:05 p.m.)
Friday, January 7 @ Kamloops (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 8 @ Kelowna (7:05 p.m.)
Sunday, January 9 @ Vancouver (4:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 12 vs. KAMLOOPS (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 14 @ Seattle (7:35 p.m.)
Saturday, January 15 vs. TRI-CITY (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 21 @ Tri-City (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, January 22 vs. SEATTLE (6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, January 23 vs. SPOKANE (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 28 vs. PRINCE GEORGE (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 29 @ Seattle (6:05 p.m.)
Sunday, January 30 vs. TRI-CITY (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, February 4 @ Tri-City (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, February 5 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 9 vs. SPOKANE (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, February 11 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, February 12 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 15 @ Spokane (7:05 p.m.)
Friday, February 18 @ Tri-City (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, February 19 vs. SEATTLE (6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, February 20 vs. SPOKANE (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, February 25 @ Prince George (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, February 26 @ Prince George (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 2 vs. EVERETT (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, March 4 @ Everett (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, March 5 vs. TRI-CITY (6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 8 @ Victoria (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 9 @ Victoria (7:05 p.m.)
Friday, March 11 @ Seattle (7:35 p.m.)
Saturday, March 12 vs. VANCOUVER (6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 19 @ Seattle (6:05 p.m.)
Sunday, March 20 vs. SEATTLE (5:00 p.m.)
Friday, March 25 vs. TRI-CITY (7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 26 @ Everett (6:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 30 vs. EVERETT (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, April 1 @ Everett (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, April 2 vs. SEATTLE (6:00 p.m.)
December is the busiest month for the Winterhawks at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with eight home games. The monthly breakdown is as follows:
October: 4 Road / 6 Home
November: 5 Road / 4 Home
December: 3 Road / 8 Home
January: 7 Road / 6 Home
February: 8 Road / 3 Home
March: 6 Road / 6 Home
April: 1 Road / 1 Home
25 of the club’s 34 home games will come on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In total, the breakdown is as follows:
Monday: Zero (0) Games
Tuesday: Two (2) Games
Wednesday: Seven (7) Games
Thursday: Zero (0) Games
Friday: Seven (7) Games
Saturday: Twelve (12) Games
Sunday: Six (6) Games
ABOUT THE PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS:
The Portland Winterhawks, proud members of the Western Hockey League, operate out of the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. Regarded as one of the nation’s elite junior hockey franchises, the Winterhawks are two-time Memorial Cup Champions and four-time winners of the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the WHL team with the most points during the regular season. The Portland Winterhawks take pride in developing their players and have produced 30 first round picks during the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft and 126 Winterhawks alumni have played in the NHL, including Hall of Fame members Cam Neely and Marian Hossa. The Winterhawks are among the annual league leaders in attendance averaging nearly 6,000 fans per game.