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- Portland Tribune - Sports
The next four: Seattle, Rose Garden, 7 p.m. tonight; at Everett, 7 p.m. Saturday; at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Sunday; at Prince George, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Record: 19-18-4-1, 43 points, entering the weekend.
Injury: Leading scorer Dan Da Silva, ribs, remains day to day.
Funk picked: Defenseman Michael Funk, 17, will play in the Canadian Hockey League/National Hockey League Top Prospects Game, set for Wednesday in London, Ontario. The game showcases 40 of the top 2004 draft prospects, all chosen by NHL teams.
Ratings: The NHL's Central Scouting Service released its midterm evaluations Wednesday. Funk was rated as the 25th best skater in North America. Center Brandon Dubinsky was 92nd. The ratings do not indicate draft position because they do not factor in goalies and foreign players. Funk has had an up-and-down sophomore season. Dubinsky, another second-year player, leads the Hawks in scoring with 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists).