Hawks Beat Medicine Hat Sunday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Cody Glass

The Portland Winterhawks (16-13-1-0) earned a 5-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers (21-8-1-0) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Sunday.

 

The Hawks once again put forth a balanced attack against the Tigers with five different players finding the back of the net. Forward Skyler McKenzie struck first for the Hawks tonight for his team-leading 17th goal of the season. McKenzie then followed his goal with two assists to finish with three points on the night and a +2 rating.

 

Portland’s leading scorer Cody Glass also posted a goal and an assist tonight, along with a +2 rating, against the Tigers. With 41 points this season, Glass is in fifth in league scoring, only one point behind second, and four points off of first place.

 

Scoring Summary:

–       1st @ 5:41 – Skyler McKenzie (Glass) opens the scoring for Portland. (POR 1 – MH 0)

–       1st @ 11:11 – Winterhawks captain Keegan Iverson (Jones, McKenzie) beats Medicine Hat neminder Nick Schneider to give Portland a 2-0 lead. (POR 2 – MH 0)

–       1st @ 13:24 – (PP) Evan Weinger (Overhardt, Jokiharju) banks the puck past Schneider to extend the Portland lead to 3-0. (POR 3 – MH 0)

–       1st @ 13:32 – Medicine Hat’s David Quenneville (Butcher, Shaw) scores to cut the deficit to 3-1. (POR 3 – MH 1)

–       1st @ 18:32 – Mason Shaw (Dahlstrom, MacPherson) scores to bring the Medicine Hat Tigers within one goal. (POR 3 – MH 2)

–       2nd @ 10:11 – Ryan Hughes (Blichfeld, De Jong) holds the puck to create space, brings Schneider out of the Medicine Hat net and buries the puck top shelf to make it 4-2. (POR 4 – MH 2)

–       2nd @ 15:43 – (PP) Medicine Hat’s John Dahlstrom (Gerlach, Butcher) scores a power play goal to cut the deficit to 4-3. (POR 4 – MH 3)

–       3rd @ 12:05 – Cody Glass (Quigley, McKenzie) fires the puck past Schneider to extend Portland’s lead to 5-3, which would stand as the final. (POR 5 – MH 3)

 

Power Play Statistics:

–       POR: 1/3

–       MH: 1/3
Shots on Goal:

–       POR: 41

–       MH: 46
Goaltending:

–       POR: Cole Kehler made 43 saves on 46 Medicine Hat shots.

–       MH: Nick Schneider made 36 saves on 41 Portland shots.

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