Found December 01, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Mike Johnston
On Friday night, the Portland Winterhawks answered the WHL's sanctions with a win against the Seattle Thunderbirds and they are currently up 3-0 on the Everett Slivertips as I post this on Saturday night. The Friday festivities kicked off with a standing ovation for Head Coach and GM Mike Johnston when his photo and name were shown and announced, even though he couldn't be there. It kicked off a statement game where the Portland Winterhawks Booster Club also sold 500 "Free Mike J" t-shirts and the team exploded in the third period to win the game. The line for those shirts, BTW, was already stretched around the concourse when I arrived shortly after 6 p.m. The booster club is currently in Everett, bringing Portland's support to the team as they play at Comcast Arena. So you can see why Oregon's state motto is "she flies with her own wings"; it describes Oregonians perfectly. Indeed, the Winterhawks and their fans are flying with their own wings in...
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