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Hill leads Hawks past Everett, 3-2

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Goaltender Adin Hill was spectacular in net, again, as the Portland Winterhawks beat Everett 3-2 Friday in Western Hockey League action at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Hill was good as the Hawks beat Spokane 3-2 on Wednesday, and then he stopped 44 of 46 shots he faced against the Silvertips (32-18-2-2) as the Hawks won by the same score.

The Hawks (28-25-2-0) built a lead and held on. Colton Veloso fed Alex Overhardt with a backhand pass, and Overhardt scored to open the scoring in the first period.

Everett tied it on Jake Christiansen's second-period goal, but the Hawks regained the lead on Rodrigo Abols' goal on a scrum in front of the Everett netminder Carter Hart.

The Hawks made it 3-1 with 15.3 seconds left in the second period as Keoni Texeira blasted a shot from the point past Hart.

Mario Petit took over in net for Everett in the final period. But, Hill starred with 18 saves, only allowing Carson Stadnyk's goal with 1:47 left.

The Hawks play at Seattle, 7 p.m. Saturday, in a game shown live on CW32.