NHL Draft: Reece Newkirk

Name: Reece Newkirk Team: Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’11 172lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 22nd Estimated Draft Position: Third Round to Fourth Round   Areas of Strength: Driving the net Forechecking/Puck retrieval Plays with an edge Areas of Weakness: Strength on the puck Staying out of the box Top end speed   Report: Reece Newkirk is one of the top rising 2019 NHL … Read more

Game Report: Dec 2 – Kootenay Ice at Portland Winterhawks – Highlighting Peyton Krebs

My quick thoughts on a few of the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance from Sunday night.  Portland Winterhawks: #7 Michal Kvasnica As the season progresses I’ve been able to notice how Kvasnica continues to adapt to the North American style of play. He is working towards the center of the ice more and more. There were multiple rebounds available, and as he recognizes where the rebounds … Read more

Game Report: Dec 1 – Spokane Chiefs at Portland Winterhawks

My quick thoughts on a few of the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance on Saturday night. Portland Winterhawks: #3 Nick Perna I felt Saturday was Perna’s best game as a WHL player; his first multi-point night. His first assist came after he kept the puck alive at the offensive blue line. He tracked the play, showed poise as a defender quickly closed on him, and fired … Read more

Game Report: Nov 25 – Everett Silvertips at Portland Winterhawks

Game Report: Nov 25 – Everett Silvertips at Portland Winterhawks My quick thoughts on the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance on Sunday night: Everett Silvertips Forwards: #7 Martin Fasko-Rudas – Opened the scoring by taking a pass at the top of the circles and drove to the net. He used his body well to protect the puck, then his speed and reach to get around Shane … Read more