Junior hockey report 9/30

By Paul Danzer, Columbian community sports reporter




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

Last week: Beat Everett in a shootout, won at Seattle, lost at Tri-City.

Player of the week: Defenseman Derrick Pouliot. Pouliot scored the shootout winner in the season opener against Everett and had four assists in Saturday’s 6-3 win at Seattle.

Noteworthy: Ty Rattie had four goals and two assists in two games last weekend. ... Sven Bartschi was returned to Portland from the Calgary Flames and will be in the lineup this weekend. ... Rookie Nic Petan had two goals and an assist last weekend. ... The Winterhawks’ penalty kill is 8 for 9 and has scored one shorthanded goal. ... Portland defenseman Joe Morrow has survived a second round of cuts and is one of 32 players left on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster one week from the opening of the NHL regular season. ... As expected, Nino Niederreiter (Islanders) and Ryan Johansen (Blue Jackets) also remain with their NHL clubs.

This week: Portland hosts Tri-City on Friday and Seattle on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. at the Rose Garden. Saturday is the popular “Dash for Cash” promotion.