We all would like to see playoff matchup against the Thunderbirds, but I am sure anyone in that Winterhawks locker room would rather not.
Remember when everybody was worried about the Winterhawks not making the playoffs? They’re one victory away from being 20 games over .500.
The East’s eight playoff spots are virtually locked. But out west, four teams are fighting to the end for the final two spots.
The playoff picture is starting to clear up. The East is all but finalized but the water is a tad murkier out west: five teams vying for three total spots.
The Rockets and Wheat Kings are just a step faster than any other team right now and they’re showing everyone why there is little chance of catching them.
It is clear who the two best teams are in the WHL. If Las Vegas had odds for the WHL, the clear-cut favorites would be the Wheat Kings and the Rockets.
The trend this week seems to continue: The good teams are winning and the bad teams are losing. The top five teams have all won at least five games in a row
Any team in the Top 10 has the talent to win it all. The teams at 11-15 are just looking for an invite to the party.
It is almost impossible for the Winterhawks to catch the Rockets for the top spot in the west, but jumping the Silvertips in the standings is very doable.
With five of the next six games away from Portland, the Winterhawks will need to continue to show the defensive prowess they have had as of late.