Hawks Earn 6-4 Win Over Kamloops Tuesday

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The Portland Winterhawks (23-21-1-1) earned a 6-4 win over the Kamloops Blazers (29-17-1-2) Tuesday at the Moda Center.

 

Hawks forward Cody Glass posted a five-point night tonight against the Blazers, scoring twice and assisting on three of Portland’s six goals. Glass is continuing his outstanding sophomore campaign, surpassing the 60-point plateau tonight.

 

Skyler McKenzie also hit a personal milestone with his 30th goal of the season, while Joachim Blichfeld extended his goal streak to six games.

 

The Hawks hit the road again this weekend for a trip to Everett Friday and then Kelowna on Saturday.

 

Scoring Summary:

–       1st @ 1:52 – Joachim Blichfeld (Glass, McKenzie) opens the scoring for Portland after banging a rebound past Kamloops goaltender Connor Ingram. (POR 1 – KAM 0)

–       1st @ 4:17 – Skyler McKenzie (Glass, Jones) fires home a perfectly placed pass from Cody Glass for the 2-0 lead. (POR 2 – KAM 0)

–       1st @ 4:45 – Just 28 seconds later, Evan Weinger (Texeira, Glass) scores on the breakaway to extend Portland’s lead to 3-0. (POR 3 – KAM 0)

–       1st @ 9:41 – Cody Glass (Texeira) gives Portland a 4-0 lead. Kamloops replaces goaltender Connor Ingram with Dylan Ferguson. (POR 4 – KAM 0)

–       2nd @ 0:23 – Ryan Hughes (Veloso, Texeira) finds the back of the net to put Portland up 5-0 just 23 seconds into the second period. (POR 5 – KAM 0)

–       2nd @ 10:00 – Kamloops’ Luc Smith (Kneen, Gatenby) scores to cut the Blazers’ deficit to 5-1. (POR 5 – KAM 1)

–       2nd @ 18:55 – Garrett Pilon (Shepard, Walton) gives Kamloops their second goal of the night. (POR 5 – KAM 2)

–       3rd @ 10:00 – Rudolfs Balcers (Pilon, Shirley) cuts the Kamloops deficit to 5-3 with a deflection goal. (POR 5 – KAM 3)

–       3rd @ 13:16 – Balcers (Bauer) scores his second of the night to bring the Blazers within one goal. (POR 5 – KAM 4)

–       3rd @ 17:41 – (PP) Glass notches his second goal of the game, a power play goal, to extend Portland’s lead to 6-4 which would stand as the final. (POR 6 – KAM 4)

 

Power Play Statistics:

–       POR: 1/4

–       KAM: 0/3
Shots on Goal:

–       POR: 42

–       KAM: 43
Goaltending:

–       POR: Shane Farkas made 39 saves on 43 Kamloops shots.

–       KAM: Connor Ingram made nine saves on 13 Portland shots. Dylan Ferguson made 27 saves in relief.

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