Balanced Attack Leads Hawks to 6-3 Win Over Prince George Sunday


Six different players scored as the Portland Winterhawks (13-12-1-0) earned a 6-3 win over the visiting Prince George Cougars (18-6-2-0) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Sunday


In the balanced attack against Prince George, six different Winterhawks found the back of the net for the 6-3 win. Portland’s rookies helped lead the way tonight as three of Portland’s six goals came from first-year players, including one from Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju, who posted a goal and an assist. Rookie forward Jake Gricius also added two helpers for his first career multi-point night.

Winterhawks captain Keegan Iverson also extended his point streak to seven games with an assist against the Cougars. Iverson has 14 points in those seven games, including 12 assists in the last six straight, and 31 points on the season so far.


Scoring Summary:

–       1st @ 8:21 – Joachim Blichfeld (Gricius, Jokiharju) beats Prince George netminder Nick McBride to open the scoring for Portland. (POR 1 – PG 0)

–       1st @ 13:35 – Brendan Guhle (Harkins, Gabrielle) gets through with a slapshot to even it at 1-1. (POR 1 – PG 1)

–       2nd @ 6:09 – Henri Jokiharju scores on a shot from the point to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead. (POR 2 – PG 1)

–       2nd @ 12:15 – (PP) Cody Glass (Iverson) banks the puck into the net for a power play marker and a 3-1 Portland lead. (POR 3 – PG 1)

–       2nd @ 15:50 – Prince George’s Colby McAuley (Boyd) scores to cut the deficit to 3-2. (POR 3 – PG 2)

–       3rd @ 11:54 – McAuley (McDonald, Boyd) scores his second to tie the game at 3-3. (POR 3 – PG 3)

–       3rd @ 13:54 – Brad Ginnell (Gricius) puts one home after Jake Gricius dishes him the puck on the doorstep of the Prince George net to take the 4-3 lead. (POR 4 – PG 3)

–       3rd @ 14:40 – Brendan De Jong (Weinger, Hughes) snipes the puck past McBride for a 5-3 lead. (POR 5 – PG 3)

–       3rd @ 18:27 – (EN) With McBride on the bench for an extra attacker, Keoni Texeira adds an empty net goal to seal Portland’s 6-3 win over the Cougars. (POR 6 – PG 3)


Power Play Statistics:

–       POR: 1/3

–       PG: 1/5
Shots on Goal:

–       POR: 33

–       PG: 42

–       POR: Cole Kehler made 39 saves on 42 Prince George shots.

–       PG: Nick McBride made 27 saves on 32 Portland shots.

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