On This Day: April 3, 2018

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In lieu of the Portland Winterhawks winning the 2019-20 Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy, the Hawks will spend the spring reviewing some of their most memorable playoff moments over the years. From historic goals to future NHL stars and championship-winning teams, re-live some of Portland’s iconic nights in the postseason.

April 3, 2018:  Two years ago, the Hawks beat the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 in Game 7 of the 2018 WHL Playoffs to advance to the U.S. Division Finals. Current pro hockey players Cody Glass, Kieffer Bellows and Skyler McKenzie all scored in the deciding game and Cole Kehler stopped 30-of-31 shots.

Glass, currently in his rookie season with the Vegas Golden Knight, led all players with three points (G-2A) and he was recognized as the first star of the game. The Winnipeg native deflected in the first goal of the night, but Spokane’s first round NHL draft pick and defenseman Ty Smith tied the game midway through the second period.

With the game tied at 1-1, goaltender Kehler locked it down when the Hawks needed it most, playing one of his best games of the postseason. Portland’s top scoring line came through in the third period, scoring just over two minutes apart, and they surged to an impressive victory at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.


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