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Portland Winter Hawks At Spokane Chiefs

Time: Tonight at 7 in the Coliseum.

Records: Spokane (12-28-1), Portland (12-25-5).

Radio:KGA-AM (1510), 6:50 p.m. pregame, 6:20 Mike Babcock show, 6 Chiefs Talk with Craig West.

Tickets: $9.50 and $7.50 with seats in blue section discounted to $6.50 for seniors, military, children under 14 and students.

Key players

Spokane: D Bryan McCabe (10 goals, 32 assists), GK Jarrod Daniel (4.04 goals-against), C Jason Podollan (23, 22), D Sean Gillam (8, 29), LW Greg Leeb (14, 19), RW Jeremy Stasiuk (14, 15), C Trent Whitfield (4, 6), C Joe Cardarelli (16, 16), RW John Cirjak (13, 21).

Portland: RW Adam Deadmarsh (28 goals, 20 assists), RW Layne Roland (10, 9), C Todd Robinson (16, 30), LW Richard Zednik (15, 28), C Colin Forbes (9, 22), RW Dave Scatchard (12, 18), GK Scott Langkow (4.57 goalsagainst), D Nolan Pratt (1, 23).

At a glance

Only one of Portland’s Big Three - Roland - is definitely in the lineup tonight. Deadmarsh, who had three goals and two assists for the U.S. team last week in the World Junior Tournament as it rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Finland, would report to Quebec if NHL lockout ends. Jason Wiemer is still out with a broken ankle. The once goal-happy Hawks were grounded Sunday in Red Deer 2-0, getting only 19 shots. Hawks have salvaged only one tie in last seven road games. Still, the young club isn’t lacking for inspiration. One WHL West team either the Chiefs, Hawks or Prince George - will miss the playoffs.

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