|Nic Petan-120 points|
|Brendan Leipsic 120 points|
-Portland beat Seattle 6-5 in a 6 round shootout Saturday night, clinching a matchup with Everett in the 1st round. They set a franchise record for points: 115 and a WHL record for road wins: 29. Nic Petan had a goal and 4 assists, while Brendan Leipsic had a goal and an assist. Because they did not play the following night, Leipsic and Petan finished tied for the league lead in points (120 each). Leipsic won the goal scoring title with 49. Roberts Lipsbergs scored 4 times for the T-birds. Mac Carruth did not dress again, as the Hawks went with Brendan Burke, backed up by 17 year old Jared Schamerhorn. Derrick Pouliot and Chase De Leo were the shootout scorers for Portland.
-Portland followed up their record setting Saturday, with another one on Sunday. They got their 57th win of the year, which set a franchise record, by beating Spokane 6-1. Ty Rattie had a goal and 2 assists, so he finished 3rd in league scoring (110 points). Portland sat the following players: Preston Kopeck, Nic Petan, Brendan Leipsic and Derick Pouliot, in preparation for the playoffs. Portland was presented the Scotty Munro trophy for the WHL's best record before the game. Carruth again did not dress, but should be in the lineup for Friday's playoff opener vs. Everett. Oliver Bjorkstrand, with 1 goal, lead rookies in scoring this year with 31. Both Joe Mahon and Taylor Peters received 10 minute misconducts for instigating fights in the game. Spokane sat Mitch Holmberg, Alessrio Bertaggia and Brenden Kichton.
News and Links:
-Piece about what Mike Johnston's been up to this year.
-Preview of opening playoff series with Everett.
I will have an in-depth playoff preview of the series with Everett on Thursday.