Next: The Hawks play their next six games at Memorial Coliseum, where they are 4-13-0-1 (they are 6-28-0-1 overall).
First up is Moose Jaw at 7:30 tonight. Then comes Tri-City at 7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle at 5 p.m. Monday (New Year's Eve), Everett at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, Prince George at 5 p.m. Jan. 6 and Spokane at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
• Portland returns to action after 12 days off, mired in last place in the U.S. Division. The Hawks have the fewest points in the Western Hockey League (13; Red Deer and Prince George each have 25). The Winter Hawks have scored the fewest goals in the WHL (68 in 35 games; Saskatoon, which has 26 points, has scored 78 in 34 games). Portland and Prince George have allowed 148 goals each, the highest in the league.
• Portland's Kurtis Mucha has made 786 saves, one every 1.68 minutes. Last season, he stopped 1,766 shots, one every 2.05 minutes.
• Tyler Swystun leads Portland in goals with 11.