Junior hockey report, Oct. 7

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter




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.


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.