Kent Simpson made 28 saves in his first career Western Hockey League start, propelling the Everett Silvertips to a 2-0 win Friday over the...

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EVERETT — Kent Simpson made 28 saves in his first career Western Hockey League start, propelling the Everett Silvertips to a 2-0 win Friday over the Portland Winter Hawks.

Simpson turned away 17 shots in the second period.

Mike Alexander scored a power-play goal and Shane Harper added an empty-netter for Everett (1-1-1-0).