Mark this game down as one of the very few (if any) that Brad Ross of the Winterhawks has gone an entire game without any penalties (a miracle, right?). He even helped out on 3 out of the 4 Winterhawk goals, as they beat Seattle 4-2. My favorite goal, I must say, was Brad’s breakaway goal in the first period.
As many Winterhawk fans (and other U.S. divison teams’ fans) love
to trash talk about Seattle( and for those of you who don’t know, Seattle and Portland are massive rivals), I have to give them props for their one good player, netminder Calvin Pickard. To be a good team, you have to have a good goaltender, but, it helps even more to other players who are good too.
Also, how do you get a double game misconduct? Just ask Seattle’s Cason Machacek, who apparently got one for suckerpunching a Winterhawk, as well as trying to grab a hold of a Winterhawk player’s jersey while another Seattle Thunderbird fought him.
All in all, a great game and fun to watch.
http://whl.ca/video/index/id/1317573027, highlight video of the game.