Winterhawks blank Red Deer
Seth Jarvis had a goal and two assists and Joel Hoffer stopped all 16 shots on Friday as the Portland Winterhawks beat the Red Deer Rebels 5-0 in Western Hockey League action at Westerner Park Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta.
With their second consecutive win, the Winterhawks improved to 5-3-0-0.
Defensemen Johnny Ludvig and Clay Hanus each scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period and Jake Gricius scored his second of the season in the third period.
Portland led 2-0 after one period. Jarvis scored his third of the season on the power play 9:28 into the game, a shot that was first waved off but was awarded after video replay confirmed the puck hit the back of the net.
The second goal came just 18 seconds from the end of the period. Jarvis carried the puck up the right boards with speed and sent it to Reece Newkirk in the slot. As Newkirk passed the puck to his left it was deflected by a Reed Deer stick off of Knak's body and into the goal.
Ludvig's goal came on a power play 13:48 into the second period. Portland was 2 for 5 with a man advantage and killed off all five Red Deer power plays.
The Hawks outshot the Rebels (4-4-0-0) 41-16, including a dominating 26-5 over the last 40 minutes.
It is the first shutout of the season and the fifth of Hofer's WHL career.
The Winterhawks wrap up their six-game, 10-day swing through the Central Division with a 3 p.m. Pacific time game on Sunday at Edmonton.
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