Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/11/13
When you outscore your opponents 18-3, chances are you'll win a seven game series in 4.  The Portland Winterhawks did just that, setting and breaking yet more team and WHL records along the way. Now, they wait for just over a week before they play their first game for the Western Conference Championship. They will play the Kamloops Blazers who, similar to the Hawks, won their series in 4 straight by defeating the Kelowna Rockets.  The Hawks started off with a 7-2 win on Friday, earned a 3-0 shutout on Saturday and then went to Spokane, won 3-1 in game three and finished off with a 5-0 shutout in game four on Wednesday night. The games in Spokane were highlighted by Ty Rattie, who scored his 41st goal as a Winterhawk in the playoffs, which places him second in all-time playoff goals with former Philadelphia Flyer Reg Leach, who did it from 1967-70 with the Flin Flon Bombers and puts him 6 away from the record of 47 by Mark Pedersen of the 1983-87 Medicine Hat Tigers.   Ra...
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