The Hawks’ Nest


Media Roundup
December 14, 2009, 5:03 pm
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Every morning I cull together links on both the Winterhawks and WHL for the front office. Having been out of the office Friday, I had three days’ worth to go through today, and had the most Winterhawk-related links I can remember in the year I’ve been doing it. So if you need a Winterhawks media fix, go nuts:

(PS- I know pasting the link under the headline instead of embedding it isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing route, but hopefully we can still be friends.)

Game recaps:

Portland 2, Everett 0: Winterhawks notch a win before their lineup shifts:

http://www.oregonlive.com/hawks/index.ssf/2009/12/portland_2_everett_0_winterhaw.html

Goalie Curtis leads Portland to 2-0 win over Everett:

http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/story.php?story_id=126079151253493700

Winterhawks stop Silvertips:

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20091213/SPORTS/712149909/1003/SPORTS08

Ams down Winterhawks 5-3:

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/1012/story/828272.html

Memorial Coliseum articles:

Blazers-Winterhawks propose Memorial Coliseum overhaul:

http://www.kgw.com/home/Blazers-Winterhawks-announce-shared-plan-to-upgrade-Memorial-Coliseum-78988417.html

Winterhawks join Rose Quarter talks:

http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2009/12/07/daily35.html

Winterhawks join Trail Blazers in plan to rejigger Memorial Coliseum:

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/12/winterhawks_join_trail_blazers.html

Outdoor skate:

In-house feature:

Hockey team hits frozen pond for practice (scroll down in the menu box below the video player):

http://www.kptv.com/video/index.html

Winterhawks hold their practice outdoors:

http://www.katu.com/sports/79101747.html

Winterhawks skate on frozen Portland pond:

http://www.kgw.com/video/featured-videos/Winter-Hawks-cant-resist-Portland-frozen-pond-skating-79109812.html

General Winterhawks links:

Spencer Bennett interview on 1080 The Fan:

http://audio.1080thefan.com/m/audio/27859174/spencer-bennett-lw-winterhawks-12-10-09.htm

Top 10 WHL prospects for 2010:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11670/top10_whl_prospects_for2010/

The Winterhawks help out at Union Gospel Mission:

http://www.kgw.com/thesquare/The-Winterhawks-help-out-at-Union-Gospel-Mission-79024152.html

Elsewhere, Luke Walker ran through some individual drills today with a full face shield less than a week after his gruesome facial injury. Even though he’s still in a fair bit of pain, Walker is leaving Wednesday for Grand Forks to take part in Team USA’s tryout camp for the World Juniors. Give him credit, he’s a gamer.

Here’s a few more notes:

  • Nino Niederreiter reached the 20-goal plateau in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Everett. Niederreiter became the first Winterhawk rookie to reach 20 goals since Jannik Hansen had 24 goals in 64 games in the 2005-06 season. Niederreiter has 37 points on the season, which continues to lead not only all WHL rookies, but all rookies across the 60-team CHL.
  • Niederreiter is one of several rookies having great seasons for the Winterhawks, as four first-year players rank among the top-20 rookie scorers in the league: Niederreiter (1st – 37 points), Ryan Johansen (6th – 31 points), Spencer Bennett (tied for 13th – 20 points) and Ty Rattie (19th – 18 points). Rattie has been playing well of late, with six points in his last four games. Rattie’s stretch includes a three-point game against Spokane and a two-goal game against Tri-Cities.
  • With injuries and players leaving for international tournaments, the Winterhawks have had to make a few roster moves. The team recalled Joel Ridgeway Friday, and he suited up in the two weekend games. Today the Winterhawks recalled Taylor Peters from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. Peters had eight points for the Winterhawks last season, and appeared in three games this season before going to the BCHL. Peters has six points in 17 games with Penticton this season.
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One news story of note was the fact that the hawks got front page of the Oregonian on Monday I can’t remember the last time we weren’t relegated to page 5…

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