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Encyclopedia > Portland Winter Hawks
Portland Winter Hawks
City: Portland, Oregon
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: U.S.
Founded: 1976-77
Home Arena: Rose Garden Arena & Memorial Coliseum
Colours: red, white and black
Head Coach: Mike Williamson
General Manager: Ken Hodge


The Portland Winter Hawks are members of the Western Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world. The team has been in Portland since 1976-77 when the team moved from Edmonton. Owner Brian Shaw was a pioneer in many aspects of Junior Hockey, not only moving a team to the United States for the first time, but also is credited with designing the current CHL championship format of the champion from each of the three leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) as well as a host-city team competing for the Memorial Cup. Portland won the Memorial Cup in 1983 and 1998. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Inside of Rose Garden Arena (with old Blazers woodmark design). ... Portland Memorial Coliseum The Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena, the oldest part of what is now known as the Rose Quarter area within Portland, Oregon. ... Mike Williamson (born November 8, 1983) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers in Football League Two. ... Kenneth Raymond Hodge, Sr. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The 1998 Memorial Cup occurred May 9-17 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. ...


The Winter Hawks were also pioneers of promotion and are credited with the invention of the "Dash for Cash" where contestants are picked to run onto the ice and try to scoop up as many silver dollars in 2 minutes as they could. This popular promotion has been running for many years. Also, in late November/early December, they hold their annual teddy bear toss, which fans throw teddy bears on the ice. Teddy bear toss is a mid-ice hockey game event where the audience is allowed to toss teddy bear]s upon the ice. ...


They play their home games at the Rose Garden Arena, and the old Memorial Coliseum. Inside of Rose Garden Arena (with old Blazers woodmark design). ... Portland Memorial Coliseum The Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena, the oldest part of what is now known as the Rose Quarter area within Portland, Oregon. ...


Previously, the team was known as the Edmonton Oil Kings. While in Edmonton, the team won the Memorial Cup twice and was runner-up seven times. Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ...


The Winter Hawks wear jerseys similar to those of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, causing some to erroneously assume that the Winter Hawks are a minor league farm team of the Blackhawks. In actuality, the jerseys originally worn by the first Winter Hawks team were a used set of Chicago jerseys obtained through connections between the owners of the two teams. In early photos, the old Chicago jerseys are identifiable by the letter C with crossed tomahawks on the shoulder crest. The Winter Hawks eventually changed the C to a P. The Winter Hawks also currently wear a unique alternate jersey, which is black with a red and white Portland skyline and the word PORTLAND around the bottom hem. The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... NHL redirects here. ...


The team name of the Winter Hawks was inspired by a movie called Winterhawk. Team owner Brian Shaw liked the sound of the name, but decided it would be two words.


The team mascot of the Winter Hawks is a white bird with multicolored tail and wing feathers, named Tom-A-Hawk. Tom-A-Hawk was introduced in 1997. He wears jersey number 00. Tom-A-Hawk's main rival is Cool Bird of the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Seattle Thunderbirds is an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ...


Season-by-season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1976-77 72 36 29 7 - 359 294 79 3rd West Lost semi-final
1977-78 72 41 20 11 - 361 296 93 1st West Eliminated in West Division round robin
1978-79 72 49 10 13 - 432 265 111 1st West Lost final
1979-80 72 53 18 1 - 398 293 107 1st West Eliminated in West Division round robin
1980-81 72 56 15 1 - 443 266 113 2nd West Lost West Division final
1981-82 72 46 24 2 - 380 323 94 1st West Won championship
1982-83 72 50 22 0 - 495 387 100 1st West Lost final; Won Memorial Cup
1983-84 72 33 39 0 - 430 449 66 3rd West Lost West Division final
1984-85 72 27 44 1 - 365 442 55 4th West Lost West Division semi-final
1985-86 72 47 24 1 - 438 348 95 2nd West Lost West Division final
1986-87 72 47 23 2 - 439 355 96 2nd West Lost final
1987-88 72 24 45 3 - 328 449 51 6th West Out of playoffs
1988-89 72 40 28 4 - 408 395 84 1st West Lost final
1989-90 72 24 45 3 - 322 426 51 5th West Out of playoffs
1990-91 72 17 53 2 - 298 450 36 5th West Out of playoffs
1991-92 72 31 37 4 - 314 342 66 5th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1992-93 72 45 24 3 - 343 275 93 1st West Lost final
1993-94 72 49 22 1 - 392 260 99 2nd West Lost West Division final
1994-95 72 23 43 6 - 240 308 52 6th West Lost West Division semi-final
1995-96 72 30 39 3 - 283 301 63 6th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1996-97 72 46 21 5 - 300 196 97 1st West Lost West Division quarter-final
1997-98 72 53 14 5 - 342 203 111 1st West Won championship and Memorial Cup
1998-99 72 23 36 13 - 215 278 59 5th West Lost West Division quarter-final
1999-00 72 16 49 7 0 173 296 39 7th West Out of playoffs
2000-01 72 37 27 5 3 254 237 82 2nd West Lost final
2001-02 72 36 25 5 6 269 243 83 1st U.S. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2002-03 72 19 40 8 5 192 243 51 3rd U.S. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2003-04 72 34 29 6 3 199 206 77 2nd U.S. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2004-05 72 35 27 5 5 204 198 80 2nd U.S. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2005-06 72 32 32 3 5 204 258 72 3rd U.S. Lost Western Conference semi-final

The 1976-77 WCHL season was the 11th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1977-78 WCHL season was the 12th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 WHL season was the 13th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1979-80 WHL season was the 14th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 WHL season was the 15th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1981-82 WHL season was the 16th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The 1982-83 WHL season was the 17th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The 1983-84 WHL season was the 18th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 WHL season was the 19th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 WHL season was the 20th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 WHL season was the 21st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 WHL season was the 22nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 WHL season was the 23rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 WHL season was the 24th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1990-91 WHL season was the 25th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 WHL season was the 26th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 WHL season was the 27th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 WHL season was the 28th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 WHL season was the 29th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 WHL season was the 30th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1996-97 WHL season was the 31st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 WHL season was the 32nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The 1998-99 WHL season was the 33rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 WHL season was the 34th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 WHL season was the 35th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 WHL season was the 36th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 WHL season was the 37th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 WHL season was the 38th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 WHL season was the 40th season for the Western Hockey League. ...

NHL Alumni

Dozens of Winter Hawk players have gone on to long careers in the National Hockey League. These include: NHL redirects here. ...

Jim Agnew (born March 21, 1966 in Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... Dave Archibald (born April 14, 1969, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada) is a former National Hockey League right wing. ... Dave Babych (born May 23, 1961, Edmonton, Alberta) played professional hockey for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings over a career spanning nineteen seasons. ... Wayne Babych (born 6 June 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL for the St. ... Jozef Balej (b. ... Dave Barr (Born November 30, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... Jim Benning (born April 29, 1963 in Edmonton, Alberta) was a professional ice hockey defenseman who played 605 NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. ... Lonny Bohonos (born May 20, 1973, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey Right Wing. ... Keith Jeffrey Brown (born May 6, 1960 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1979-80 until 1994-95. ... Brian Phillip Curran (born November 5, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Byron Dafoe (born February 25, 1971) is a goalie for the Atlanta Thrashers. ... Matt Davidson (born August 9, 1977, in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada) is a former National Hockey League right wing. ... Adam Deadmarsh (born May 10, 1975 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is an National Hockey League hockey player who played for the 1996 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup winning team. ... Brent Fedyk (born March 3, 1967, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. ... Andrew Ference (Born March 17, 1979) is an NHL hockey player. ... Ray Ferraro (born August 23, 1964 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player for the NHL. He has played for the Hartford Whalers (1984-1991), New York Islanders (1991-1995), New York Rangers (1995-1996), Los Angeles Kings (1996-1999), Atlanta Thrashers (1999-2002) and St. ... Colin Forbes (born February 16, 1976 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Joaquin Jesse Gage (b. ... Paul Gaustad (born February 3, 1982 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Gaustad was drafted in the 7th round (220th overall) by the Sabres in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. ... Josh Green (born on November 16, 1984 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada) is a National Hockey League Left Wing for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Marcel Hossa (born October 12, 1981 in Ilava, Czechoslovakia) is an ice hockey player for the New York Rangers (he originally played his first three seasons for the Montreal Canadiens) franchise of the National Hockey League. ... Marian Hossa, #18 (born January 12, 1979, in Stara Lubovna, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)) is a professional ice hockey right winger in the NHL, playing for the Ottawa Senators. ... Cale Hulse (born November 10, 1973 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Jamie Huscroft (born January 9, 1967 in Creston, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Brad Isbister (born May 7, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. Isbister was drafted 67th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. ... Steve Konowalchuk (Born: November 11, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA-) is an American professional ice hockey leftwinger who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... John Kordic (March 22, 1965 - August 8, 1992) was a hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Richard Gordon Kromm (born March 29, 1964 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) was a Canadian American ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames and the New York Islanders. ... ... Scott Langkow (born April 21, 1975, in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with HV71 in the Swedish Elitserien. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 2000-01. ... Clint Malarchuk (born May 1, 1961 in Grande Prairie, Alberta) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who played in the NHL between 1981 and 1992. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Brenden Morrow (born 16 January 1979 in Carlyle, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Dallas Stars of the NHL. // Playing Career Brenden Morrow started his career with the Portland Winter Hawks of the WHL. He played four seasons with them, and was drafted... Joseph Paul Mulvey (born September 27, 1958 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Brantt Myhres (born March 18, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional hockey player with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the AHL. He is 64 tall, 220 lbs in weight and shoots right. ... Cam Neely Cameron Cam Michael Neely (born June 6, 1965, in Comox, British Columbia) played right wing in the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996. ... Scott Nichol(born December 31, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Nichol was drafted in the 11th round, 272th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. ... Gary Nylund (born October 28, 1963 in Surrey, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 608 National Hockey League games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders. ... Josh Olson is an American screenwriter and director. ... Brent Peterson (born February 15, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who had a reputation as a strong defensive forward. ... Jim Playfair (born May 22, 1964 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... Larry Playfair (born June 23, 1958 in Fort St. ... Andrej Podkonicky (born May 9, 1978 in Zvolen, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey player. ... Nolan Pratt (born August 14, 1975, in Fort McMurray, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Richie Regehr (born January 17, 1983 in Bandung, Indonesia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Dave Scatchard (born February 20, 1976 in Hinton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. Scatchard was drafted in the 2nd round, 42nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... Brandon Smith is a Senator who represented the State of West Virginia at The American Legion Boys Nation in 2005. ... 2 Live Stews is a nationally-syndicated sports talk radio show hosted by Doug and Ryan Stewart; the show originates from WQXI in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Garret Stroshein (born April 4, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian ice hockey forward who played in three games for the Washington Capitals during the 2003-04 NHL season. ... Joey Tetarenko (born March 3, 1978, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player with the Minnesota Wild. ... Timothy Raymond Tookey (born August 29, 1960 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Alfie Turcotte (born June 5, 1965 in Gary, Indiana) is a former American ice hockey player. ... Perry Turnbull (born March 9, 1959 in Rimbey, Alberta) is a retired former National Hockey League player who played 608 career games for the St. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 1999-00. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Matt Walker born April 7, 1980 in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada is an Ice Hockey Defenseman who plays in the NHL for the St. ... Glen Wesley {b. ... Jason Wiemer {b. ... Richard Zednik (Born January 6, 1976 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia) is a Slovak professional hockey player who plays right wing for the National Hockey Leagues Montreal Canadiens. ...

External link

  • Portland Winter Hawks official homepage
Western Hockey League
Current teams : Brandon Wheat Kings | Calgary Hitmen | Chilliwack Bruins | Everett Silvertips | Kamloops Blazers | Kelowna Rockets | Kootenay Ice | Lethbridge Hurricanes | Medicine Hat Tigers | Moose Jaw Warriors | Portland Winter Hawks | Prince Albert Raiders | Prince George Cougars | Red Deer Rebels | Regina Pats | Saskatoon Blades | Seattle Thunderbirds | Spokane Chiefs | Swift Current Broncos | Tri-City Americans | Vancouver Giants
Expansion for 2007-08 : Edmonton
CHL: | Memorial Cup | President's Cup | OHL | QMJHL | WHL

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Portland Winter Hawks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
The Portland Winter Hawks are members of the Western Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
The Winter Hawks wear jerseys similar to those of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, causing some to erroneously assume that the Winter Hawks are a minor league farm team of the Blackhawks.
The Winter Hawks eventually changed the C to a P. The Winter Hawks also currently wear a unique alternate jersey, which is fl with a red and white Portland skyline and the word PORTLAND around the bottom hem.
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Portland is located in the northwestern corner of Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and is nestled between the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Coast Range to the west.
Portland is approximately 175 miles south of Seattle and 640 miles north of San Francisco.
Portland has 9,400 acres of parks, including the smallest park in the world (Mill Ends Park) and the largest urban wilderness (Forest Park).
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