Thanks to a ton of wins, the Portland Winterhawks have become known as "The Evil Empire" around the league.
The Portland Winterhawks fired 58 shots at Everett Silvertips netminder Austin Lotz Friday, but fell 4-3 in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League playoffs at the Rose Garden in front of 9,390 fans.
The Portland Winterhawks (56-12-1-2) set two significant records in a wild 6-5 shootout win Saturday in Seattle over the Thunderbirds (24-39-7-2).
When Major League Soccer decided the third week of the regular season was going to feature matchups of the league's best rivalries, they made sure Seattle facing Portland was the centerpiece.
Brendan Leipsic had a hat trick to lead the Portland Winterhawks (55-12-1-2) to an 8-4 win over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds (24-38-7-2) Friday at the Rose Garden in front of a sellout crowd of 10,947.
The Portland Winterhawks (54-12-1-2) defeated Victoria 4-1 Tuesday in their second straight game against the Royals (33-30-2-5).
Chase De Leo had a hat trick and the Portland Winterhawks (53-12-1-2) clinched home ice advantage through the playoffs with a 5-2 win in Victoria Sunday over the Royals (33-29-2-5).
The Portland Winterhawks (52-12-1-2) picked up a 6-3 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips (23-38-2-4) Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in front of 6,157 fans.
The Timbers overcame two early goals by Fabian Espindola to forge a 3-all draw with the New York Red Bulls in both teams' Major League Soccer season opener on Sunday night.
The Portland Winterhawks (51-12-1-2) fell 4-2 in Everett Saturday against the Silvertips (23-37-1-4).
New head coach Caleb Porter has named Will Johnson, one of the new members of the club, the team captain.
It really is a new start for the Timbers as on Sunday they will debut a new coach, a new captain, a new style of play and yes new uniforms.
Jon Garland pitched for the first time in nearly 20 months, Franklin Gutierrez and Nick Franklin hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners won their six straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Thursday.
The Portland Winterhawks (51-11-1-2) dropped a 4-3 decision to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings (45-15-2-3) Wednesday in front of 6,774 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Portland Winterhawks (50-9-1-2) won their 50th game of the season with a 6-2 victory Friday in Prince George over the Cougars (18-35-2-6).