Hawks Fall 4-2 to Red Deer in Preseason Finale

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Sept 6, 2014 (ISN) – The Portland Winterhawks fell 4-2 to the Red Deer Rebels Saturday, as they finish
the preseason with a record of 4-1.

The Rebels took a 2-0 lead in the first period on a power play goal by Cole Chorney
at the 8:04 mark, followed late in the period by a goal from former Hawk Presten
Kopeck.

The Hawks got on the board 6:54 into the second period when Paul Bittner scored his
third goal of the preseason to cut the deficit to 2-1. However, the Rebels struck
back with goals from Adam Musil and Wyatt Johnson to take a 4-1 lead into the third.

Portland applied pressure throughout the third, and Skyler McKenzie cut Red Deer’s
lead to 4-2 at the 17:00 mark. However, that was as close as they’d get, as the
Rebels finished with the 4-2 win.

The Hawks open the regular season on Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. against the
Seattle Thunderbirds in the Moda Center.

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