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My Views of the Portland Winter Hawks, the Western Hockey League and Hockey in general...

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Video Flashbackkemper3625hawks-blazers11987westfinal1989playoffslatos-poeschek

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:16:15 +0000

Yeah, yeah…I’ve been slacking on the blog again lately…but, hopefully, this will make up for it. Let’s go back to the 80’s…and some great moments in the Portland Winterhawks vs. Kamloops Blazers history. Video 1 – Regular season game between the two when Rob Brown spears Dan Woodley in the final minutes with a few […]

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Hawks Win Game 3, Bulmer Gets 1 Gamekemper3625

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 01:20:09 +0000

It was another solid outing last night for the Portland Winterhawks as the Sven Bartschi/Marcel Noebels/Ty Rattie line exploded for 11 points in the 6-3 win in Game 3 against the Kelowna Rockets.  The Hawks now have a commanding 3-0 series lead with a chance to wrap up the series tomorrow night in Game 4 […]

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Hawks Hold Serve, Send Message…kemper3625supermanmac2

Sun, 25 Mar 2012 18:05:22 +0000

If there was any doubt, the photo is pretty conclusive that Sven Bartschi may actually be Superman. While Super Sven didn’t score on this play, he has been a huge reason while the Portland Winterhawks have gone 2-0 in their opening round playoff series against the Kelowna Rockets picking up five assists (he will have […]

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It’s been a while…kemper3625

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:03:35 +0000

But maybe the video above inspired me to write again…who knows.  But, I’m back…at least in some capacity, as I can’t guarantee daily updates or how often I will post, but I’m going to try to get back in the blogging groove, so, dear readers, thanks for stopping by and sticking around. Here we are, […]

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Happy New Yearkemper3625

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 19:08:34 +0000

It’s been a while since I posted here…and I’m not really sure what the future holds for this space. I have increasingly less time to devote to adding commentary to this blog and it seem the convenience of posting things in the 140 character world of Twitter has taken precedence. I do want to thank […]

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Winterhawks Week in Review, 11/28 – 12/4kemper3625POR_SPO_MAY_2_11_133141

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 03:03:29 +0000

12/2/11 – Portland 5 – Everett 1 – Rose Garden:  The Portland Winterhawks extended their home winning streak to eight games with a 5-1 win over the Everett Silvertips . The Hawks carried play for much of the first period, outshooting Everett 17-5, and scored the lone goal of the first at the 14:00 mark […]

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Winterhawks Week in Review – 11/21 – 11/27/11kemper3625rattie2

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:40:55 +0000

The Portland Winterhawks finished out a strong November tonight with the win over the Swift Current Broncos.  The month saw the Hawks go 9-2-0-0 in 11 games, including a perfect 5-0-0-0 on home ice.  Here are the week’s scores, for full recaps go to for all four games: 11/22/11 – Portland 5 – Regina […]

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Winterhawks Week in Review – November 14-20, 2011kemper3625peters2

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:46:55 +0000

11/18/11 – Portland 7 – Everett 3 – Comcast Arena:  The Portland Winterhawks won their sixth straight game Friday night with a 7-3 road win over the Everett Silvertips. Sven Bartschi continued his torrid play with three assists, his fourth straight game with three points. Bartschi has 16 points overall during the winning streak, and […]

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Winterhawks Week in Review – November 7-13, 2011kemper3625rattie1

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:52:45 +0000

11/11/11 – Portland 6 – Spokane 5 (SO) – Rose Garden – The first game back home for the Portland Winterhawks after the long 17 day, nine game odyssey and it was a barn burner as the Hawks, who never led during the game, tied it late and then won in a six round shootout […]

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Lest We Forget…kemper3625poppyfield460

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:59:40 +0000

  by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were […]

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