Five Winterhawks from BC, Plus Asst Coach, Steve Kariya

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BC Hockey is well represented on this year’s WHL Champion Portland Winterhawks, who will play the London Knights Friday to determine which team will advance to the 2013 Memorial Cup final vs the Halifax Mooseheads on the weekend.

Joey Baker (RW), from Trail; Nic Petan (C) and Taylor Peters (C), both from Delta; Tyler Wotherspoon (D) from Surrey; and Jarrod Schamerhorn (G) of Kelowna round out the roster.
North Vancouver’s Steve Kariya round out the BC contingent. The ex-Vancouver Canuck joined the Hawks coaching staff in early March.
Other BC connections – suspended head coach Mike Johnston, though a Nova Scotia native, spent many years developing his craft in BC, including a prolonged stint as assistant coach with the Canucks under head coach Mark Crawford.
Forwards
No. Player Pos. Shoots Ht Wt DOB Hometown
5 Paul Bittner LW L 6’4 194 1996-11-04 Crookston, MN, Game by Game report
8 Ty Rattie RW R 6’0 176 1993-02-05 Airdrie, AB Game by Game report
9 Chase De Leo C L 5’9 172 1995-10-25 La Mirada, CA, Game by Game report
11 Adam De Champlain LW L 6’1 177 1994-02-15 Sherwood Park, AB, Game by Game report
12 Presten Kopeck C L 6’0 166 1995-01-26 Medicine Hat, AB, Game by Game report
13 Keegan Iverson C R 6’0 215 1996-04-05 St. Louis Park, MN, Game by Game report
16 Joey Baker RW R 6’3 193 1993-06-22 Trail, BC, Game by Game report
19 Nicolas Petan C L 5’9 166 1995-03-22 Delta, BC Game by Game report
20 Taylor Leier LW L 5’11 178 1994-02-15 Saskatoon, SK, Game by Game report
22 Alex Schoenborn RW R 6’0 194 1995-12-12 Minot, ND, Game by Game report
23 Dominic Turgeon C L 6’1 191 1996-02-25 Cherry Hills, CO, Game by Game report
24 Joe Mahon RW R 6’5 210 1994-05-25 Calgary, AB, Game by Game report
25 Taylor Peters C L 6’3 207 1992-01-24 Delta, B.C, Game by Game report
27 Oliver Bjorkstrand RW R 5’11 164 1995-04-10 Herning Game by Game report
28 Brendan Leipsic C L 5’9 170 1994-05-19 Winnipeg, MB, Game by Game report
Defencemen
No. Player Pos. Shoots Ht Wt DOB Hometown
2 Troy Rutkowski D R 6’2 199 1992-04-29 Edmonton, AB Game by Game report
3 Seth Jones D R 6’4 206 1994-10-03 Plano, TX Game by Game report
4 Josh Hanson D R 6’3 201 1994-01-14 Eagle River, AK, Game by Game report
6 Shaun MacPherson D L 6’0 200 1994-02-26 Edmonton, AB, Game by Game report
26 Tyler Wotherspoon D L 6’2 209 1993-03-12 Surrey, BC Game by Game report
29 Kirill Vorobev D L 6’1 205 1995-02-11 Moscow, Game by Game report
42 Layne Viveiros D L 5’11 189 1995-08-04 Edmonton, AB, Game by Game report
44 Keoni Texeira D L 6’0 195 1997-03-24 Fontana, CA, Game by Game report
51 Derrick Pouliot D L 6’0 194 1994-01-16 Weyburn, SK Game by Game report
Goalies
No. Player Pos. Catches Ht Wt DOB Hometown
1 Brendan Burke G L 6’3 174 1995-03-11 Scottsdale, AZ, Game by Game report
31 Mac Carruth G L 6’3 181 1992-03-25 Shorewood, MN, Game by Game report
33 Jarrod Schamerhorn G L 6’2 186 1995-03-23 Kelowna, BC, Game by Game report
Coaches
Travis Green, Head Coach
Kyle Gustafson, Assistant Coach
Steve Kariya, Assistant Coach