Hawks Drop 6-5 Decision in Spokane Wednesday

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The Portland Winterhawks (29-22-1-2) dropped a 6-5 decision to the Spokane Chiefs (22-23-6-2) Wednesday in a road contest played in Spokane.

 

Despite the loss, Alex Overhardt once again was a key spark in the Hawks offensive efforts with his two goals tonight, while Colton Veloso extended his goal streak to three consecutive games. On the Portland blueline, defenseman Brendan De Jong netted a goal and added an assist, while Caleb Jones posted two assists.

 

The Hawks return to action Friday when they host the Spokane Chiefs at the Moda Center at 7 pm.

 

Scoring Summary:

–          1st @ 4:53 – Colton Veloso opens the scoring for Portland. (POR 1 – SPO 0)

–          1st @ 8:57 – Ethan McIndoe evens the game at 1-1. (POR 1 – SPO 1)

–          1st @ 11:00 – (PP) Alex Overhardt (Hughes) rips a shot past Spokane netminder Dawson Weatherill to give Portland a 2-1 lead. (POR 2 – SPO 1)

–          1st @ 17:46 – (SH) Spokane’s Alex Mowbray (Ross) scores a shorthanded goal to tie it at 2-2. (POR 2 – SPO 2)

–          2nd @ 12:46 – Hayden Ostir (Zummack) gives the Chiefs a 3-2 lead. (POR 2 – SPO 3)

–          2nd @ 16:11 – Brendan De Jong (Hughes, Jones) capitalizes on a pass from Ryan Hughes to even the game at 3-3. (POR 3 – SPO 3)

–          3rd @ 3:21 – Skyler McKenzie (Glass, De Jong) beats Weatherill for a 4-3 lead. (POR 4 – SPO 3)

–          3rd @ 7:05 – Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Smith, Ka. Yamamoto) knots it again at 4-4 for the Chiefs. (POR 4 – SPO 4)

–          3rd @ 10:04 – Eli Zummack (Ostir, Faith) puts Spokane up 5-4. (POR 4 – SPO 5)

–          3rd @ 11:04 – Tyson Helgesen gives (Ke. Yamamoto, Ka. Yamamoto) the Chiefs a two-goal lead, extending it to 6-4. (POR 4 – SPO 6)

–          3rd @ 18:07 – (PP) Overhardt (Blichfeld, Jones) nets his second of the night to bring the Hawks within one goal, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Chiefs skated away with the 6-5 win. (POR 5 – SPO 6)

 

Power Play Statistics:

–          POR: 2/7

–          SPO: 0/1
Shots on Goal:

–          POR: 38

–          SPO: 43
Goaltending:

–          POR: Cole Kehler made 37 saves on 43 Spokane shots.

–          SPO: Dawson Weatherill made 35 saves on 40 Portland shots.

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