The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon, playing in the Western Hockey League, which is one of 3 leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League. They split their home games between the Moda Center, and the Memorial Coliseum. They are one of the most successful teams in terms of NHL alumni, including Sven Bärtschi, Ryan Johansen, Braydon Coburn, Adam Deadmarsh, Brandon Dubinsky, Andrew Ference, Paul Gaustad, Jannik Hansen, Marián Hossa, Seth Jones, Brenden Morrow, Nino Niederreiter, Mike Vernon, Glen Wesley and Hall of Famers Mark Messier and Cam Neely.
The Winterhawks have won the President's Cup three times, and the Memorial Cup twice in four appearances. The team has been in Portland since 1976–77, when it moved from Edmonton, Alberta. While known as the Edmonton Oil Kings, the team won the Memorial Cup twice and was runner-up seven times.