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Steven Evans signs with Timbers


The Portland Timbers have signed midfielder and Troutdale native Steven Evans to its big-league squad for the upcoming 2013 season. Evans is the team’s second “Homegrown” player in the lineup after spending four years on the club’s U23 developmental squad. He was also a three-time all-West Coast Conference selection as a player at the University of Portland. He is the fifth player in franchise history to sign with the Timbers after being a member of the U23s.

“Being able to develop and produce first-team players through a development system is an important goal of our organization, and we are delighted to sign Steven as a Homegrown Player,” Timbers GM Gavin Wilkinson said.

Evans had four goals and an assist for the U23 squad last summer and assisted on the winning goal in the youth club’s 2010 title game victory.

Carruth sets goaltending record

Portland Winterhawks goaltender Mac Carruth broke the franchise record for career wins Wednesday night after posting a 3-0 home shutout over Prince George. The win marked the 106th of his career, breaking Darrell May’s mark set in 1982. Carruth turned away all 23 shots he faced against the Cougars for his eighth career shutout, tying a team record in that category.

Portland’s Troy Rutkowski scored the winning goal on a 5-on-3 power play early in the second period. Portland out shot Prince George 49-23.

The Winterhawks (35-5-1) host Spokane at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rose Garden.