Next: The Winter Hawks, who played Kelowna on Wednesday, play host to Vancouver at 7:30 tonight at Memorial Coliseum, and then travel to Spokane on Saturday and Tri-City on Sunday.
This and that: Portland has 13 rookies fighting for ice time. Says Chip Petrino, 16: 'You've got to work hard for your spot, and when you get out there you have to make the most of it. I shouldn't say you can't screw up, but you try not to make mistakes, listen to what coach says and apply yourself that way, rather than try to make big plays all the time. Make simple plays.' … Coach Mike Williamson, on fans being patient with the young Hawk team: 'People will be happy with the effort, if you work hard, play with desperation and passion and progress.'
- Jason Vondersmith