Weekend Recap: Monday Morning Links


The Winterhawks aren’t just on a hot streak right now. They’re simply unstoppable.

They beat Vancouver on Saturday 7-4 to notch their record-setting 16th consecutive victory. The previous record was 15 games set in both 1978-79 and 1997-98. The Hawks have not lost since January 10th.

The Winterhawks return to the ice on Tuesday when they host the Prince George Cougars at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Here’s what the rest of your favorite teams have been up to:

  • The Blazers‘ Damian Lillard was the first player to ever compete in all five NBA All-Star events: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, and the NBA All-Star Game. He won the skills challenge with Trey Burke while his team won Rising Stars challlenge. [Rip City Project]
  • It may be winter in the Rose City but the Portland Pilots are playing baseball in SoCal. The Pilots (1-2) won Friday’s season opener against UCLA but the Bruins came out on top for the second two of the three-game series. [Pilots]
  • The Portland Thunder finally admitted that “Thunder” wasn’t the actual winner in their name-the-team contest. According to John Canzano’s column last week: “Team source says Thunder wasn’t in the Top 10, and that “Growlers” and “Sasquatch” were Nos. 1-2, but owner Terry Emmert chose Thunder anyway, over the objections of some on his management team.” [OregonLive]
  • Fresh off a preseason stint in Tucson, Arizona, the Portland Timbers were back on the newly-named training pitch Friday. [Stumptown Footy]
  • Our favorite Majur League Ultimate team, the Portland Stags just signed coaching duo Danny Quarrell and Michael Knapp for the upcoming season. [Stags]


Jake Donahue
Jake Donahue is more of a Ron Burgundy than he is a Ben Simmons. He does have a background in journalism, sports writing and marketing, though. And he owns the Donahue Media Group, a local web design and project management company, as well as a real estate marketing firm, Portland Picture. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he grew up a Mariner fan before launching his own Little League coaching career.
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