Hawks on a roll with their 5th straight win


The Portland Winterhawks (27-21-1-2) earned their fifth consecutive win over the Kamloops Blazers (31-18-2-2) by a score of 4-2 Wednesday at the Moda Center.


Forward Skyler McKenzie recorded a goal and an assist, while Evan Weinger, Jake Gricius and Caleb Jones chipped in with goals of their own in the balanced 4-2 victory. With their goals, both Weinger and Jones extended their point streaks; Weinger with five points in the past five games, and Jones with seven points in the past six games. Cody Glass also added two assists in the win.


The Hawks will now travel to Everett for a road contest Friday night, and then return to the Moda Center Saturday for the popular – and nearly sold out – Banner Bank Mascot Night.


Scoring Summary:

–       2nd @ 6:49 – After a scoreless first period, Kamloops’ Collin Shirley (Zazula, Benjafield) opens the scoring. (KAM 1 – POR 0)

–       2nd @ 9:37 – Skyler McKenzie (Glass) snaps a shot past Kamloops netminder Dylan Ferguson to even the game at 1-1. (KAM 1 – POR 1)

–       2nd @ 13:58 – (PP) Luc Smith (Benjafield, Vala) scores to give the Blazers a 2-1 lead. (KAM 2 – POR 1)

–       2nd @ 15:21 – Jake Gricius (Clayton) ties it up at 2-2. (KAM 2 – POR 2)

–       2nd @ 17:09 – Evan Weinger scores on a breakaway to put Portland up 3-2. (KAM 2 – POR 3)

–       3rd @ 13:39 – Caleb Jones (McKenzie, Glass) makes it 4-2 which would stand as the final as the Hawks win their fifth straight. (KAM 2 – POR 4)


Power Play Statistics:

–       POR: 0/4

–       KAM: 1/4
Shots on Goal:

–       POR: 38

–       KAM: 27

–       POR: Shane Farkas made 25 saves on 27 Kamloops shots.

–       KAM: Dylan Ferguson made 34 saves on 38 Portland shots.

Scott Harrigan
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