Portland Winterhawks (3) at Tri-City Americans (1)
Moda Center – Portland, OR – Friday, February 9th
Shane Farkas made 32 saves to lead Portland to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Friday night.
It was the Americans who got on the board first. Jordan Topping put one past Farkas late in the first period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.
In the second, Portland quickly tied things up. Lukus MacKenzie and Mason Mannek worked the puck back to the blueline, where Dennis Cholowski floated one past Patrick Dea tie things at one. For Cholowski, it was his first goal in a Winterhawks jersey. Just over a minute later, Ryan Hughes fed Joachim Blichfeld in-between the hash marks, Blichfeld then turned and fired it home for his 18th of the season.
Portland held onto a one goal lead until late in to the third period, when the Hawks finally added some insurance. Henri Jokiharju sprung Kieffer Bellows on a breakaway, who then put a backhand shelf on Dea to give Portland a 3-1 lead.
Shane Farkas continued his stellar night, eventually making 32 saves and picking up his fifth win in his last six starts. The Hawks improved to 33-18-1-3 with the victory.
The Winterhawks are away tomorrow night in seattle and return home Sunday night to play the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Moda Center for Jack in the Box Daylight Classic. Tickets on sale here, and single game and group tickets now on sale.
- 1st @ 19:31 – TC – Jordan Topping (31)
- 2nd @ 3:24 – POR – Dennis Cholowski (14), Mason Mannek, Lukus MacKenzie
- 2nd @ 4:33 – POR – Joachim Blichfeld (18), Ryan Hughes, Matt Quigley
- 3rd @ – POR – Kieffer Bellows (29), Henri Jokiharju, Cody Glass
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Shane Farkas with 32 saves
TC: Patrick Dea with 33 saves