By Doyle Potenteau, (Kelowna) Daily Courier
April 15, 2014 11:26 p.m.
When the WHL’s Western Conference final between the Kelowna Rockets and Portland Winterhawks gets underway this Friday night, not only will it be a meeting of the top two teams in the league, but also two of the CHL’s top-five teams in offense.
The Portland Winterhawks were unable to find their fastest gear on Tuesday, but they rode plenty of grit and a bit of good luck to close within one win of another Western Hockey League playoff series victory.
Taking advantage of 10 power plays, the Winterhawks skating speed and puck-handling skill was on full display Friday as Portland opened the best-of-7 Western Hockey League playoff series with an impressive 8-2 win at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
By Columbian news services
March 21, 2014 10:21 p.m.
Oliver Bjorkstrand's goal with less than two minutes to play in the third period gave the Portland Winterhawks a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Giants in Game 1 of their first round Western Hockey League playoff series Friday.
When the Western Hockey League playoffs start Friday with the Vancouver Giants visiting the Moda Center, the Winterhawks will begin shooting for a fourth consecutive WHL Western Conference championship.