Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday's Portland Winterhawks' News and Notes: Back in Time

Look Back at the 1985 Winter Hawks:
-With today being the date that Marty, Doc and Jennifer went to in the film Back to the Future Two, lets take a look back at the 1985 Portland team.
The Hawks were led by Ray Podloski (134 points), Dave Waldie (126 points) and Dan Woodley (92 points) in scoring and had Western Conference defenseman of the year Glen Wesley (91 points) running the blue line.
-Portland won a crazy nine game series over Spokane in the first round, before falling five games to one to Western Conference champion Kamloops. That Kamloops team had WHL scoring champion Rob Brown (171 points), who would go on to set the WHL record for points in a season the following year with 212. That record still stands as tall as the clock tower in Hill Valley.

Former Winterhawks' News:

Cederholm Assigned to ECHL:
-Defenseman Anton Cederholm's professional career is off to a poor start as he has already been re-assigned from the AHL affiliate for the Vancouver Canucks, down to their ECHL affiliate, the Kalamazoo Wings. Cederholm started the season with Utica, but was unable to get into a single game, before he was re-assigned.

Notable WHL Scores:
-Moose Jaw got a hat trick from Brett Howden and four points from Brayden Point in a 6-1 win over Swift Current. Point now has 22 points in just eight games, after returning from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
-Red Deer took advantage of a Saskatoon squad that went to over-time the previous night, in a 7-1 win. Wyatt Johnson had a hat trick and an assist in the Rebels' win. Haydn Fleury was tossed from the game after getting called for checking to the head.
-The Victoria Royals' recent slide has now reached three losses in a row, after Kamloops beat them 3-2 tonight. Collin Shirley had two goals in the Blazers' win, the latter being the game winner with only 32 seconds left.
-Prince George took down Calgary for the second night in a row, this time by a 5-0 score. Mack Shields got consecutive starts against his old team, who waived him prior to the season and he won them both. Jesse Gabrielle had two goals for the second night in a row.
-Seattle won their fifth consecutive game, this time over Tri City: 3-2. Ethan Bear scored twice in the third period for the Thunderbirds.
-Spokane went toe to toe with the Brandon Wheat Kings, going all the way to a shoot out, before falling 4-3. The Chiefs were actually the better team in the over-time period, with both Yamamoto brothers looking impressive. Rihards Bukarts scored the winner in the circus on a very slick move.
Former Hawks in the ECHL:
-Tristan King scored his second goal of the season and it stood as he game winner in a 3-1 win by the Allen Americans over the Colorado Eagles.
-The Alaska Aces fell to the Idaho Steelheads 4-3 in a shoot out, despite a goal from Patrick Wellar and an assist from William Wrenn.

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