ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

SportsLink

Winterhawks edge Chiefs 2-1

As expected the Portland Winterhawks had a lot of jump in the second game of their best-of-7 Western Hockey League playoff series Sunday night after losing the opener of the Western Conference championship 2-1 to the Spokane Chiefs on Friday.

The Hawks took the lead for the first time in the series with a Ryan Johansen power play goal at 7:38 of the second period and that stood up for a 2-1 victory in a game where Spokane had precious few chances.

Game 3 is in Spokane on Wednesday with Game 4 at the Arena on Friday, before the teams return to the Rose Garden next Saturday for Game 5.

3 stars: 3, James Reid, 2, Craig Cunningham, 1 Mac Carruth

Long box below.


Winterhawks 2, Spokane 1

Spokane – Sunday

First period

1, Spo, Marantz 3 (Uher) 17:49.

2, Por, Wrenn 1 (Rattie, Cunningham) 18:22.

Penalties – Cunningham, Por (roughing) 4:09; Bardaro, Spo (hooking) 4:56.

Second period

3, Por, Johansen 8 (Rattie, Niederreiter) 7:38, pp.

Penalties – Mort, Spo (high sticking) 5:50; Kuhn, Spo (hooking) 15:34; Brassart, Spo (goaltendner interference), Wrenn, Port (roughing) 18:57.

Third period

None.

Penalties – Jordan, Por (hooking) 8:09.

Shots on goal by
Spokane     14-8-13_35

Portland     11-20-5_36

Goal (shots-saves) — Spokane: Reid (L, 9-4-0) 36-34; Portland: Carruth (W, 9-2-1) 35-34.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Spokane 0-2; Portland 1-3.

Referees — Trevor Hanson, Pat Smith. Linesmen — Jusitn Hull, Clayton Richardson.

Attendance – 6,506.

 Scratches – Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Marek Kalus, Reid Gow, Mitch Holmberg. Portland: Josh Hanson, Brett Ponich, Chase De Leo, Oliver Gabriel, Pearce Eviston, Seth Swenson/Nicolas Petan, Brendan Burke, Jason Trott.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Filter










Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.

Contributors

Jim Allen Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jacob Thorpe Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jacob

Jim Meehan Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Josh Wright Josh Wright is a freelance correspondent who covers the University of Idaho football team and men's basketball team.

Recent work by Josh

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here