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PDX Sports Wednesday

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Blazers

The Orlando Magic face Portland at Moda Center, 7 p.m. (CSNNW).

Winterhawks

First place in the Western Hockey League U.S. Division is on the line as Portland treks to Everett for a 7 p.m. face-off against the Silvertips.

Portland has a two-point lead on Spokane and Everett, and a three-point edge on Seattle. Spokane is idle on Wednesday, while Seattle plays at Prince George.

Everett has won two of three games against Portland this season.

• Mathew Dumba, 19, will join the Hawks soon as a defenseman from the NHL Minnesota Wild. He is recovering from an illness.

"He can play a physical game. He jumps into the playw ell. He's a good power-play guy with a booming shot from the point," says Mike Johnston, Portland coach/general manager. "We're getting a guy who will be a great playoff guy but a real good player in the stretch run for us, as well."

• At Everett, the Hawks return forwards Nic Petan and Taylor Leier and D-man Derrick Pouliot after their stint with Canada in the world junior championships in Sweden, and forward Brendan Leipsic returns from WHL suspension. Dumba also had been with Canada at the world tourney.Nicolas Petan is among four players returning to the Portland Winterhawks' lineup Wednesday at Everett.

Petan, Leier and Pouliot will play through this week — the Hawks have four games in the next five nights — before taking a short break at their homes in Canada to get some rest, then return for the Jan. 17 home game versus Moose Jaw.

  • Boys basketball

    Roosevelt is the visitor at South Albany, 7 p.m. The Roughriders lost 73-70 at home to Cleveland on Tuesday night in PIL 5A play. The Riders are 1-8 overall. South Albany, also a 5A team, is 1-7.

    Prep wrestling

    Cleveland and Madison go to Benson for a PIL 5A three-way meet, 4 p.m.

    Franklin is at Roosevelt, and Wilson is at Jefferson, both 7:30 p.m. matches.