Portland at Spokane, WHL Hockey: Preview, updates, chat, how to listen and watch the stream

What: Portland (4-0) meets Spokane (2-2) in the Western Hockey League.

When: Sunday, October 9, 5 p.m.

Where: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington.

Watch: You can stream the game via CHL TV’s pay-per-view program (US$6.10 for a game).

Listen: Portland and Spokane audio.


  • The box score.
  • Get updates and chat before, during and after the game.

Portland are still undefeated after an overtime win against Medicine Hat on Saturday. They led 3-1 with 3 minutes to go and gave up 2 goals in 50 seconds to lose a point in the standings but regained it in overtime against Kyle Chyzowski’s winner. Luca Cagnoni had a great game from the blueline and scored a goal, Josh Zakreski had a goal and an assist and Jack O’Brien had two assists.

The schedule now gives them a little test, with an overnight trip to Spokane and then back to Portland for a Tuesday game against Edmonton.

20 11-Robbie Fromm-Delorme (197 games)
19 92-Jack O’Brien (144)
13-James Stephen (136)
16-gift classes (131)
9-Aidan Like (79)
21-Jonah Bevington (68)
67-Dawson Pasternak (38)
18 19-Kyle Chyzowski (103)
72-Marcus Nguyen (98)
77-Luke Shelter (82)
17 28-Josh Zakreski (20)
93-Nicholas Johnson (6)
20-Aiden Sotas (1)
16 90-Diego Buttazzoni (4)

Klassen missed Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury, snapping a consecutive game streak that lasted at 95. I would guess he wouldn’t play. On the other hand, they brought Nguyen back after he missed a game last weekend, breaking a long consecutive game streak.

Fromm-Delorme has points in all 4 games and Stefan has scored in both games since his return.

Lead forward: Klassen (7 points/3 games), Fromm-Delorme (5/4), O’Brien (5/4), Stefan (3/2), Chyzowski (3/4), Zakreski (3/4).

20 47-Kurtis Smythe (130)
19 6-Ryan McCleary (94)
18 73-Luca Cagnoni (88)
43-Ryder Thompson (87)
26-Marek Alscher (74)
2-Josh Mori (47)
27-Nicholas Andrusiak (1)
17 59-Carter Sotheran (4)
14-Rhett Ravndahl (1)
16 91-Alex Thompson (3)

Ryder Thompson primed Chyzowski for the winner. Sotheran also had an assist.

Leading Defenders: Cagnoni (5/4), Sotheran (4/4), Ryder Thompson (3/4).

20 74-Dante Giannuzzi (71)
18 Jan 31 Špunar (1)

Giannuzzi was good at times in the third half on Saturday but Medicine Hat’s late goals ruined his numbers.

You would think it would be Špunar in this game.

Save percent: Giannuzzi .904, Špunar .913.

Spokane suffered a dreadful 3-1 loss to Edmonton, who didn’t win a game and were then beaten 7-1 at Tri-City. They’ve shared four games but their two wins have been in Victoria, who has yet to win a game and has been beaten worse by everyone else they’ve played against.

After making the playoffs last season before being swept by Kamloops, the rebuild continues, led by import Tommaso De Luca, possibly the NHL’s first Italian star, 1 defenseman Sage Weinstein. They had a day on Saturday and are looking to raid undefeated Portland on Sunday night.

20 16-Cade Hayes (144)
19 28-Hunt Bertholet (107)
10-Blake Swetlikoff (102)
11-ty Cheveldayoff (86)
13 Grady Lane (69)
18 17-Carter Street (67)
23-Michael Cicek (36)
29-Tommaso DeLuca (4)
17 19-Jake Gudelj (59)
15-Kooper Gizowski (52)
16 34-Berkly Catton (17)
37-Cameron Parr (2)
22- Cole Wadsworth (1)

DeLuca has held his own in a U20 league in Switzerland for the last two seasons as a 15-year-old and then as a 16-year-old.

Catton had 4 points in 9 games as a 15-year-old and appears to be on the way as a 16-year-old.

Gizowski is a second-round pick who made 47 appearances as a 16-year-old. Most of his previous work has been about the power game.

Bertholet was good after coming from Winnipeg midway through last season and appears to be a key player again.

Lead forward: Gizowski (6/4), De Luca (4/4), Bertholet (3/4), Cheveldayoff (3/4), Catton (3/4).

20 25-Raegan Wiles (131)
6-Mac gross (106)
19 7-Graham Sward (129)
18 3-Brayden Crampton (67)
4-Ben Bonni (23)
17 24-string tartar (72)
16 18-Will McIsaac (9)

Sward is a 5th-round pick from Nashville.

Leading Defenders: Wiles (3/4), Gross (3/4), Weinstein (3/4).

19 30-Mason Beaupit (66)
18 31-Manny Panghli (23)
17 33-Cooper Michaluk (11)

The goalkeeping numbers are ugly. The 6-6 Beaupit is a 4th rounder for the Sharks.

Save percent: Beaupit .848, Michaluk .845.

Portland Spoken Average
recording 4-0 2-2
goal difference +7 -1
goals/game 4.3 3.8 3.4
Goals Allowed/Game 2.5 4.0 3.4
power play 33.3% 18.8% 21.3%
kill penalty 80.0% 57.1% 78.7%
power plays for/game 2.3 4.0 4.3
power plays against/game 3.8 3.5 4.3
overtake opponents 4-0 3-1
After 1 period 3-0-1 1-2-1
After 2 periods 3-1 1-2-1
Result, last 10 games 29-28 25-48
Result, last 20 games 70-48 53-90
Total WHL games 1708 1383

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