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Tonight, the Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club will have a table on the concourse. They will, of course, be promoting their club, but they also will have information on a film called "Rise" which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team that perished in a plane crash on its way to the World Championships in Prague.

The movie will be shown only one time, and will be a nationwide special event. In the Tri-Cities, it will be shown at Regal Cinemas on Feb. 17. The time for the showing hasn't been announced. Tickets are $15. For more information on the movie, click here.

The skating club will have a fundraiser with a drawing for a pair of tickets to the movie.

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The Americans will be helping out with the Hockey Helps Haiti fundraiser tonight. There will be a silent auction with current and past Americans memorabilia; restaurant certificates; Daymond Langkow, Krusie Reddick and Jimmy Butcher bobbleheads; a signed basketball and four tickets for the Feb. 20 Harlem Globetrotters game and many other items.

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Forward Cody Chikie of the Kelowna Rockets was named WHL player of the week. Chikie had seven points, scoring one goal and six assists in two games, helping the Rockets to a pair of wins over Prince George and Vancouver.

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University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly won the Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year award at Sunday’s Oregon Sports Awards. Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach Mike Johnston was one of the finalists for the award.

Also from the Winterhawks camp, captain and top defenseman Brett Ponich will undergo surgery on his left knee Thursday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and could miss the remainder of the season.

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