In sports, having a game plan is crucial, which is why quarterbacks wear armband playbooks and hockey players carve "score a goal" into the ice before each game. Observe athletes' preparations with this GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two tickets to see a Portland Winterhawks game (a $63 value). Doors open two hours before game time. Choose from the following games:
The Portland Winterhawks surge into the 2012–13 season seeking a repeat of last season's race to the WHL championship series. For two consecutive seasons, the Winterhawks have battled to the Ed Chynoweth Cup finals only to lose 4–1 to the Eastern Conference champions. Undaunted, the team seeks to summit the Western Conference yet again behind a star-studded roster that includes returning right wing Ty Rattie, who put up one of the franchise's all-time best seasons in 2011–12 with 57 goals and 64 assists. Home to the Winterhawks since the team's inception in 1976, the stadiums at the Rose Quarter surround spectators with the same ambiance that accompanied Portland's Memorial Cup victory in 1983 and the great mascot food fight of 1992.