Junior hockey report, Oct. 7

By Paul Danzer, Columbian community sports reporter

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WINTERHAWKS

Where they stand: At 3-2-0, the Winterhawks are second in the U.S. Division behind 3-1-0 Tri-City.

This week: Portland hosts Prince Albert at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Tri-City at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Both games are at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Last week: Lost to Tri-City; beat Seattle.

Player of the week: Forward Ty Rattie. Rattie had a goal in each game last weekend. He has scored six goals in four games, five of them on the power play.

Noteworthy: The Winterhawks’ penalty kill is off to a strong start. They have killed 15 of 16 shorthanded situations and scored one shorthanded goal. ... Portland defenseman Joe Morrow on Monday returned to Portland from the Pittsburgh Penguins camp. ... Nino Niederreiter (Islanders) and Ryan Johansen (Blue Jackets) remain with their NHL clubs for the start of the regular season. ... Riley Boychuk was signed by the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.

VANCOUVER VICTORY

Where they stand: At 2-0, the Victory are tied with Butte for first place in the eight-team league.

This week: Vancouver visits Eugene at 7:30 p.m. Friday for its only game of the week.

Last week: Vancouver won twice at West Sound of Bremerton, 5-3 and 10-1.

Noteworthy: Vancouver’s Bordak brothers are off to a fast start. Avik Bordak had five goals and four assists last weekend, Elijah Bordak had one goal and seven assists, and Joe Bordak had three goals and three assists.