Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday's Portland Winterhawks' News and Notes: No Hawks on Western Conference First or Second Team

Western Conf. 1st All-Star Team:

G - Carter Hart
D - @Hicksy_2
D - Ethan Bear
F - Tyson Baillie
F - @Barzal_97
F - Parker Bowles
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 23, 2016

Western Conf. 2nd All-Star Team:

G - @CBIngram1
D - @Juuls16
D - @jasonfram95
F - @_SoySauce_
F - @chasewitala
F - @collinshirley12
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 23, 2016

For the first time since 2009, Portland did not receive any votes for the first or second team all-stars in the Western Conference.

Here are the Winterhawks that were named to either the first or second team along with any other awards that they won:
2014/15: Nic Petan (2nd), Oliver Bjorkstrand (1st-WHL MVP)
2013/14: Nic Petan (1st), Oliver Bjorkstrand (1st) and Derrick Pouliot-1st-CHL D-man of the year)
2012/13: Mac Carruth (1st-West Goalie of the Year), Seth Jones (1st-WHL Rookie of the Year), Nic Petan (1st), Troy Rutkowski (2nd), Tyler Wotherspoon (2nd), Brendan Leipsic (2nd), Ty Rattie (2nd)
2011/12: Joe Morrow (1st), Ty Rattie (1st), Sven Baertschi (2nd)
2010/11: Ryan Johansen (1st)
2009/10: Nino Niederreiter (2nd)

Even as someone, who would love to make an argument for a Winterhawk to make either the first or second team in the west, I can't honestly make that argument. Adin Hill was not consistent enough to warrant a nod over Everett's Carter Hart and Kamloops's Connon Ingram and while Dominic Turgeon had a good year it was not better than Victoria's Tyler Soy or Seattle's Mathew Barzal. I think that Caleb Jones is the best hope to get Portland back in the running next season, as he returns for his 19-year-old season, but that is a long ways off.
Winterhawks in the AHL Wednesday:
-Ty Rattie had a goal and an assist for the Chicago Wolves as they fell to Charlotte 7-3.

Ty Rattiejust scored a goal with his face.
— Erika S. (@rinkrebel) March 24, 2016
-Taylor Aronson had an assist for Milwaukee on the power play as the Admirals shut out Texas 2-0.

Winterhawks in the ECHL Wednesday:
-Kevin Young and Cam Reid each had an assist for Reading, in a losing effort, as they lost to Kalamazoo 3-2.
Winterhawks' Prospects News:

Honouredto be named League MVP and Best Forward in Alberta this evening! #AMMHL
— Bradley Ginnell(@bradginnell) March 24, 2016

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