Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 3/19/13
While this weekend's games were not going to change the place that the Portland Winterhawks finish for the regular season, they did have other effects. Records galore were shattered by this team, which continues an impressive 6-game winning streak heading into the playoffs. With back to back victories over Seattle on Friday and Saturday, the latter being opposite to the fight filled Friday clash ending in a 6-5 shootout victory, and a systematic destruction of Spokane Chiefs 6-1 on Sunday, the Hawks end the season with 57 victories and 117 points (the highest ever in their 37 year history). Nic Petan and Brendan Leipsic sat the Sunday game after piling on the points both Friday and Saturday, ending in a tie for the WHL scoring title at 120 points each. Ty Rattie, who did play on Sunday, finished third with 110. The only other player who was close, Colin Smith of Kamloops Blazers, had actually come up short on Saturday's game, giving the Hawks the top three in scoring this season...
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