Once again, it comes down to between Tri City and Spoke (as they say in the WHL) for a spot in the Western Conference Finals.  

With Spokane pulling out a 4-3 overtime win Monday,  Wednesday's game is for all the chips.  The winner advances to face the survivor of the suddenly interesting Kamloops-Portland series for the Western Conference Title.

   Portland has folded like a tent from The Dollar Store of late,  Kamloops hung 5 goals in the 3rd period on the always hateable Portland goalie Mac Carruth to win 7-6 and force a game seven as well.  Go Blazers!  Anyway, Wednesday night at the Toyota Center will be an electric atmosphere, as the Americans push to make it to the Western Conference Title series again. 

  We hope you will join the crazies at The Toyota Center--if not, listen in on Newstalk 870 and streaming right here.  If you thought Tri City and Spokane has a thrilling history, consider this:

*Of the last 20 playoffs games between the two franchises,  14 have gone to at least one overtime, several double, and even a triple overtime.  Get out the paddles! CLEAR!