Saturday, Sept. 18: Winterhawks 3, Americans 0
Keys to the game: Another strong defensive effort. Portland allowed only three goals in four preseason games. Marcus Nguyen scored his fourth goal in four preseason games.
What it means: Playing a lot of young players, the Hawks were 4-0 in preseason
Notable numbers: Portland was 2 for 3 on the power play and killed four Tri-City City power plays. Goalies Dante Gianunzzi (21) and Lachlan Gordon (seven) stopped every shot they saw in their second shutout. In as many days.
Up next: Portland opens the 2021-22 Western Hockey League season at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Tri-City.
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