Two Portland Winterhawks, one former Hawks star, an ex-Oregon Duck basketball standout and a current UO coach have reason to celebrate this week

Jan. 12, 1979

Marian Hossa (age 39)

The former Portland Winterhawks and NHL star winger, born on this day in Czechoslovakia, is on the Chicago Blackhawks' long-term injured reserve list with a progressive skin disorder. He is expected to miss at least the entire 2017-18 season.

Jan. 12, 1999

Shane Farkas (age 19)

The Portland Winterhawks goalie, 6-2 and 175 pounds, is from Penticon, British Columbia.

Jan. 14, 1963

Kelly Graves (age 55)

The University of Oregon women's basketball coach is a native of Salt Lake City.

Jan. 14, 1985

Aaron Brooks (age 33)

The 6-0 Minnesota Timberwolves guard and ex-Oregon Duck hails from Seattle.

OVERHARDTJan. 15, 1997

Alex Overhardt (age 21)

Born in Cherry Hills, Colo., he is a 6-0, 185-pound center for the Portland Winterhawks.

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