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Chiefs' Cowen wants to keep going

Spokane Chiefs celebrates Jared Cowen's goal against Portland Winterhawks in the first period during game 3 of WHL Western Conference finals in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Chiefs celebrates Jared Cowen's goal against Portland Winterhawks in the first period during game 3 of WHL Western Conference finals in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

I slacked off Sunday, calling it a day after returning from Portland (well, I did mow the grass and attend to a few other chores). John Blanchette advanced tonight's Western Hockey League playoff Game 6 between Spokane and Portland with this column on Chiefs' captain Jared Cowen.

If the Chiefs win tonight to force a Game 7 in Portland on Tuesday it will make the fifth time in the past 6 series between these two teams Spokane won a Game 6 to force a Game 7.

Missed on deadline and travel out of Game 4: That was Levko Koper's 60th playoff game (he had a hat trick in that 8-3), a record for the Chiefs, surpassing Derek Schutz (1995-2000). Through 6 games, Koper has 293 games for Spokane, Schutz was in 411 ... Matt Marantz's goal 10 seconds into the game was a Spokane record for fastest goal at the start of a game.

From Saturday's Game 6, The Oregonian story, The Portland Tribune story and Kerry Eggers column on Hawks' star of the game Sven Bartschi, The Columbian story.

For updates on tonight's game, twitter.com/SRtrim




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