U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-19-2012, 10:24 PM
 
5,766 posts, read 10,956,925 times
Reputation: 3852

Advertisements

After surviving a scare in the western conference semifinals, and losing a three-game series lead, the Winterhawks will play tomorrow (Friday, April 20) at 7:05pm in Kennewick, Washington against the Tri-Cities Americans in the best-of-seven conference finals.

If the Winterhawks win, they will advance to the Western Hockey League finals against the winner of the Edmonton Oil Kings/Moose Jaw Warriors series, which also begins tomorrow.

WHL - expanded playoffs bracket

The Oregonian - Winterhawks bracing for an "intense" series vs. Tri-City in conference final

While the Winterhawks usually play at Memorial Coliseum, the home games in this series will be at the Rose Garden. Even if you aren't much of a hockey fan, these later-stage playoff games tend to be a lot of fun to see in person, and if you are visiting Portland and want something to do, there are still tickets for sale.

Winterhawks official site - ticket links and radio broadcast information

The Winterhawks have been doing well over the past three seasons - last year, they made it to the league finals, and the year before, they got to the conference semi-finals. The last time they won the whole thing was in 1998.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-20-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
682 posts, read 1,461,523 times
Reputation: 421
1998 was awesome. Hossa tore up his knee late in the Memorial Cup championship game but they pulled it off in OT.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2012, 02:18 PM
 
9,965 posts, read 16,065,000 times
Reputation: 9193
I saw them lose in the last game of the finals last year to Kooteney 4-1 and almost witnessed a fight between some drunk kids down from British Columbia for the game and some old school Winterhawks fans. But this year they are looking really good--I'm planning on buying tickets for one of the games next week.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2012, 02:49 PM
 
12,823 posts, read 22,217,012 times
Reputation: 10972
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2012, 02:56 PM
 
5,766 posts, read 10,956,925 times
Reputation: 3852
The Winterhawks won the first game of the series in a narrow 5-4 victory in overtime:

WHL playoffs: Marcel Noebels' goal in OT lifts Winterhawks to 5-4 win in Game 1

They'll be back on the ice tonight at 7pm. I believe there will be a live radio broadcast available on Pasco's 870 KFLD's website:

KFLD - Tri City Americans WHL Hockey
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2012, 06:55 PM
 
5,766 posts, read 10,956,925 times
Reputation: 3852
To update things - the Winterhawks swept their series with the Tri-Cities Americans, 4 games to nothing. They will play against the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL championship series, starting on the road on Thursday, May 3 at 6pm in Edmonton's Rexall Place arena. The home opener is on Sunday, May 6, 6pm, at the Rose Garden.

WHL Finals: Winterhawks set to open championship series at Edmonton on Thursday
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2012, 12:42 AM
 
9,965 posts, read 16,065,000 times
Reputation: 9193
Had third row tickets tonight--and it was a great game although the Winterhawks had some trouble in picking steam until the third period. Sort of a bummer to have them lose in overtime, but hopefully they can pick up a victory in Edmonton next week and bring it back home to win a championship. Sven Bartschi is going to be a rising star on the Calgary Flames next year as a rookie--he's a hell of a player, and it's fun watching a great team with him and Rattie and Morrow.

And I can say that as a hockey fan who started watching the sport during the Edmonton Oilers dynasty in Canada---the Winterhawks fans are as into it as some of the NHL games I've been to in the USA. Nice to see them sell out with a good crowd, and the team is at the top of the level as far as junior hockey goes. It's easy to see an NHL team developing a dedicated fanbase in the Rose City. Portland could very easily be a pro hockey town, if someone had the idea to bring a team here.

Last edited by Deezus; 05-09-2012 at 12:53 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:08 AM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top