In 45 regular season games, Bittner recorded 12 goals and 11 assists.

Former Pirate Paul Bittner, now playing with the Portland Winterhawks, who won the Western Conference championship Friday. It is the team's third straight conference championship.

Bittner and the Winterhawks will play in the Western Hockey League (WHL) championship series, which begins this Friday. In 45 regular season games, Bittner recorded 12 goals and 11 assists.