Upcoming: Portland (16-14-3, 35 points) plays Tri-City at 7 tonight at the Rose Garden.

Who's hot: Goalie Krister Toews, reigning WHL player of the week, stopped 32 shots Wednesday in a 2-1 loss at Spokane that snapped Portland's four-game win streak. He has a 2.51 goals-against and .911 save percentage, with three shutouts. 'If it wasn't for Toews in net making some remarkable saves, it could have been 5 or 6 to 1,' Spokane coach Al Conroy said.

Stats: Scoring Ñ Brandon Dubinsky, 15 goals-23 assists-38 points; Dan Da Silva, 18-8-26; Richie Regehr, 6-14-20. Plus/minus Ñ Regehr, +11; Brenden Mikkelson, +8; Shane Halifax, +7; penalty minutes Ñ Robin Big Snake, 134; Cody McLeod, 112; Shane Halifax, 87.

Roster update: Aaron Roberge returns after missing 27 games with a broken forearm; still no sign of Chad Wolkowski; Hawks add Garrett Festerling, 17, from Vernon; Big Snake returns from four-game suspension tonight; Ivan Dornic is nursing flulike symptoms.

ÑÊJason Vondersmith