Quick weekend update ... Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen and Team Canada face Team USA in the world junior semifinals on Monday ... The Chiefs got an impressive Western Hockey League win at Kelowna on New Year's Day, led by Levko Koper's hat trick ... The New Year's Eve tilt at Tri-City ended early in the second period because of bad ice (nice picture Rene, maybe I better get a this century phone to help with my reporting).
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