Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with this GrouponLive deal to see the Portland Winterhawks begin their WHL playoff run at Rose Garden Arena.
$25 for Two Playoff Tickets (Up to $54.50 Value)
The Winterhawks take on a playoff opponent yet to be determined. The value includes fees, and seating is in the 200 level. Choose between the following games:
- Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Doors open one hour before opening face-off.
The Scouting Report
For the last two seasons, the Winterhawks have earned the title of Western Conference champion. Undaunted by the loss of the Chynoweth Cup, the team has yet again risen to the top of the Western Conference's US Division with a 54–12–1–2 record through 69 games—the best record in the entire Western Hockey League. The club owes its repeated success to a star-studded roster that includes centers Nicolas Petan, Ty Rattie, and Brendan Leipsic, currently the top three scorers in the league with more than 103 points each. In 39 games guarding the net, goalie Mac Carruth has prevented 1,026 shots from setting off the lights, earning him a .929 save percentage and a second-place ranking in WHL’s top-goalies list.
The Winterhawks have a winning legacy, claiming 10 Western Conference championships since 1976 as well as two league titles, in '83 and '98. That first Memorial Cup win made the 'Hawks the first American team to take home the CHL's greatest honor, leading to one of the most rapturous customs paperwork signings in history.