Monday, February 3, 2020

Ex Viper Goaltender Porter Jr Records First Shutout Over Former Team:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender James Porter Jr made 17 saves to record his first shutout of the season Saturday in a 6-0 victory vs his former team, the Kelowna Rockets. In five games this season with the Chiefs, Porter Jr is 3-2 with 2.15 GAA

The Kelowna Rockets reassisgned Porter, Jr to the Vipers November 4th 2019 before trading Porter Jr to Moose Jaw November 24th 2019. Porter Jr left the Vipers after Moose Jaw traded his rights to Spokane January 3rd 2020. In nine games with the Vipers Porter, Jr went 3-6 with a 2.59 GAA 

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This was posted on the Chiefs website:

Porter Registers Shutout as Chiefs Rout Rockets

February 1, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. — Bonners Ferry, Idaho native James Porter Jr. recorded a shutout against his former team on Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs topped the Kelowna Rockets, 6-0. Winger Luke Toporowski extended his goal streak to five games and his point streak to seven to headline the Chiefs’ powerful attack.

After putting up seven goals against the Rockets on Friday night in Kelowna, the Chiefs kept their foot on the gas, scoring three in the game’s first period including a pair of markers by Leif Mattson, who was acquired by the Chiefs from Kelowna earlier this season. Minnesota Wild prospect Adam Beckman also found the net in the period, extending his WHL-leading goal total to 36 on the season.

New Jersey Devils prospect Ty Smith found a path through traffic to get one past Kelowna netminder Roman Basran at 16:09 of the second period, delivering the Chiefs’ third power play goal of the night and pushing the Spokane lead to 4-0.

The Chiefs continued to take advantage of Kelowna penalties in the third, scoring twice from Toporowski and rookie forward Brandon Reller. Toporowski has now totaled 13 points (5G-8A) over his current point streak. The Chiefs played a significant portion of the game with a man advantage, going on the power play nine times and successfully converting five of those opportunities. 

Porter finished 17-of-17 in net as he recorded the second shutout by a Chiefs goaltender this season and the fifth of his career. Basran ended the night 39-of-45 for Kelowna. The Rockets ended the night 0-for-3 on the power play.


BINGO said...


Anonymous said...

He got out of Vernon, how lucky can you get!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous....Porter had played One game in 6 months before reporting to the Vipers, your right, Porter was Lucky, Lucky the Vipers gave him opportunity to get in games,showing his abilities, the only reason he ended up in Vernon, is No WHL team wanted him, until he was able to prove that he still had game ! ( Evidenced by Porter shutting out Kelowna this past weekend)

vipersdiehardfan said...

If it wasn't for Spokane's goaltender getting injured, Porter Jr would still be with the Vipers. I heard from a very reliable source James Porter Jr enjoyed Vernon and liked playing for the Vipers. His parents made numerous trips to Vernon to watch the Vipers.