Winterhawks Struggles Continue


The Portland Winterhawks (8-10-0-0) dropped a 5-2 decision to the Everett Silvertips (13-2-2-0) Saturday in Everett. Keegan Iverson’s goal tonight once again extended his point streak to five games. Iverson has registered three goals and two assists in that span for 16 points in 16 games so far this season for the Hawks.


Skyler McKenzie opened the scoring tonight with his team-leading 11th goal of the season. McKenzie has 21 points in 18 games so far this season, and is rapidly approaching his career-high of 25 points in 68 games set last season.


With an assist tonight on McKenzie’s goal, Winterhawks forward Joachim Blichfeld now has a four-game point streak with four points in that span. Blichfeld, one of Portland’s 2016 CHL Import Draft picks, has 14 points in 16 games in his rookie campaign.
Scoring Summary:

–       1st @ 10:27 – (PP) Skyler McKenzie (Jones, Blichfeld) rips the puck past Everett netminder Mario Petit to open the scoring with a power play goal. (POR 1 – EVT 0)

–       1st @ 15:58 – (PP) With the Silvertips on a 5-on-3 power play, Everett’s Kevin Davis (Sutter) deflects the puck past Michael Bullion to tie it 1-1. (POR 1 – EVT 1)

–       1st @ 16:55 – (PP) As the remaining moments of the secondary power play ticked down, Noah Juulsen (Tuulola, King) scores for Everett to make it 2-1. (POR 1 – EVT 2)

–       2nd @ 9:41 – Patrick Bajkov (Zwerger, Fonteyne) scores to give the Silvertips a 3-1 lead. (POR 1 – EVT 3)

–       3rd @ 6:51 – Winterhawks captain Keegan Iverson (Overhardt, Jokiharju) rips a shot past Petit to bring the Hawks within one goal. (POR 2 – EVT 3)

–       3rd @ 19:02 – (EN) With Michael Bullion out of the Portland net for an extra attacker, Dominic Zwerger (Bajkov) scores into the empty net for a 4-2 lead. (EVT 4 – POR 2)

–       3rd @ 19:35 – (EN) Riley Sutter added another empty net goal as Everett skates away with the 5-2 victory (EVT 5 – POR 2).


Power Play Statistics:

–       POR: 1/4

–       EVT: 2/7


Shots on Goal:

–       POR: 43

–       EVT: 29



–       POR: Michael Bullion made 24 saves on 27 Everett shots.

–       EVT: Mario Petit made 41 saves on 43 Portland shots.

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