Portland Jr. Winterhawks

  • *Promo Code for WInterhawks Games!*

    Posted March 15, 2018

    Jr Winterhawks Families--click on link below to access Group Discount Code activated for the WHL playoffs, including 3/24 & 3/25 Winterhawks games.  *PROMO CODE = JRHAWKS*


  • PJW 2018 Board Election Results

    Posted March 1, 2018

    Good afternoon PJW Members,

    The voting and audit process has been completed for the 2018 PJW election and we wanted to share the results with you.

    We want to thank our candidates for their participation and willingness to be a part of the Executive Board for the Portland Jr. Winterhawks. As you know our association runs on volunteers and their willingness to help serve our association is very much appreciated. 

    We also want to thank all who took the time to vote.  Participation by our membership is critical to our success and to the success of our kids.

    The voting results of our Membership is as follows:

    The Position of “Secretary” 

     Secretary - Meerta Meyers wins with 100% of the vote 

    The Position of “Treasurer” 

    Treasurer - Georgia Bailey wins with 76% of the vote


    Thanks again to all who participated.

    PJW Executive Board Nominating Committee

    Jason Vaillancourt, Chair

    Paul Gaustad

    Chris Givens

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    PJW Travel/Tier Hockey



    2018/19 Travel Team Tryout Dates (Exact Teams/Configurations Still to be Confirmed):

    • 16U AA: Spring Dates TBD
    • 18U Selects AA: Spring Dates TBD
    • 14U AA/A, 12U AA/A, 10U Major/Minor: August 4/5 & 11/12, 2018


    *Note: Pricing and general details for each team for the current season can be found in the June 2017 AGM document linked here.

    The Travel or Tier program gains it's name from the competitive levels (tiers) which are how the most elite leagues in the Pacific Northwest and "Lower Mainland" British Columbia are organized.  Tournaments are played early in the season to establish "tiers" or levels of play to promote the utmost competition at the elite levels but still establish some relative skill boundaries for healthy competition.  

    Clearly this is a more competitive level of hockey for the players who have the drive to push themselves and compete. It requires a greater commitment of time, intensity and finances, which is primarily a function of the extra ice time and scheduled games and tournaments all across the Pacific NW and BC. The emphasis at this level is on competitiveness with other teams at the same level. Winning is always a consideration but emphasis is placed on character development, team play and long term athlete development as per the American Development Model. Players at this level should be prepared for the rigors of on and off ice practices, travel and the intensity of the game.

    As players at this level represent the organization, respect, sportsmanship, self-discipline and adherence to team rules is extremely important. Players and parents should understand that ice time at the Tiered level is not guaranteed. Players must continue to practice and play hard, keep up their grades and follow team rules in order to get ice time.  Try out dates will be posted on the association web site.  Players will be rated on skill, game awareness, team play and attitude. Head Coaches will be provided input from the Evaluation Committee. The head coach will have the final say as to who makes the team.
    Based upon the size of our association at any given time, we will typically field Tier II teams at the Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. These teams may play at the Tier I level if, in the opinion of the Coach, the Coaching director and the Tier director, the team would be competitive at that level. In this case the Coach must provide a memorandum to the PJW board indicating his/her desire to play at the higher level, signed by the Coach and the Coaching and Tier Directors.


    2017-18 PJW Travel Team Coach Assignments

    Hello Portland Jr Winterhawks Players & Parents,

    We are pleased to announce our Travel Team Head Coaches for the 2017-18 season.

    Our PJW coaching staff have all played hockey at a high level and have numerous years of experience in coaching between them.  This list includes retired NHL veterans, NHL Draft picks, along with several College hockey alums and Junior A hockey players from their playing days.  Each one brings a vast amount of hockey knowledge to our program and will help our entire organization develop our athletes throughout the upcoming season.

    The PJW Travel Team Coaching Staff is as follows:

    • 18U AA Selects - Doug Lynch
    • 16U AA - Paul Gaustad
    • 14U (Bantam) AA - Max Gordichuk
    • 14U (Bantam) A - Neil Wilkinson
    • 12U (Peewee) AA - Paul Doherty
    • 12U (Peewee) A - Sean Menton
    • 10U (Squirt) Major A - Tucker Dougherty
    • 10U (Squirt) Minor A - Chris Bloomer / Jeff McGillis

    We enjoyed seeing everyone on the ice for an extremely competitive try-out process, and are looking forward to a great season of Portland hockey!  Best wishes to all of our players & coaches on a successful 2017-18 season!

    2017-18 PJW Travel Team Rosters

    Congratulations to all that made a Travel Team & will be representing the Portland Jr Winterhawks at tournaments throughout the NW in the coming months!  The Rosters are available via this link to the Travel Team homepage.