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Cowen’s Senators win Calder Cup; Shock activate Markee White

The Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, with former Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jared Cowen on their roster, won the Calder Cup on Tuesday by defeating the host Houston Aeros 3-2 at the Toyota Center.

Binghamton won the final three games of the series for a 4-2 outcome.

Another former Chief, Jared Spurgeon, played on Houston’s roster.

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The Spokane Shock activated wide receivers Markee White and Adron Tennell and defensive lineman Jonathan Williams from the injured reserve list.

White had 19 receptions for 195 yards and five touchdowns before being injured in the second game of the season.

The Shock host the Philadelphia Soul at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Life without arena football: Faithful fans root for return of high-flying sport to Spokane

The season is winding down in arena football leagues across the country but not in Spokane. The franchise – known as the Shock for the first 10 seasons in arenafootball2 and the Arena Football League and the Empire for two seasons in the Indoor Football League – shuttered last July for financial reasons. The organization’s 12-year run was long by most arena franchise standards, but not long enough for its diehard fans.