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Next: Spokane, 5 p.m. Sunday, Rose Garden; Seattle, 5 p.m., Dec. 31, Rose Garden.

Hottest Hawks: Surging goalie Krister Toews won both Tri-City games and has a 15-12-3 record with 2.44 goals-against and .914 save percentage. And the defense has allowed two goals or less in eight consecutive games.

Notes: Not only will defenseman Braydon Coburn play for Team Canada in the World Junior Tournament and miss four more Winter Hawk games, but goalie Dustin Butler, defenseman Brendan Mikkelson and forward Frazer McLaren will miss four games playing in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.