Wolves Take Series Behind 4-2 Win
The Eugene Generals (5-12-1) were defeated by the Wenatchee Wolves on Wednesday afternoon at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, Washington by a final score of 4-2.
After falling to the Wolves the night prior by a score of 4-1, the Generals entered Wednesday's matinee matchup looking to leave Washington with a split of the two-game series, but it took less than four minutes for Wenatchee to open the scoring as Jake Landers netted his third goal of the series at the 3:47 mark - Wenatchee’s third power play goal of the series - to put the Wolves ahead early, 1-0.
Eugene answered to tie the score at 1-1 with 8:48 left in in the second period behind Alex Clark’s team-leading 11th goal of the season, and the two sides would enter the third still tied at one goal apiece.
Wenatchee quickly regained the lead at the 3:09 mark of the third period thanks to Landers’ second goal of the game, but Eugene’s Garret Foster responded with just under ten minutes remaining in the period to score his second goal in as many games since joining the Generals and tie the score at 2-2.
However, Wenatchee would go back in front just 18 seconds later as Wolves captain Zach Ross scored unassisted, and Landers would add a late empty-netter to complete his hat trick and seal a narrow 4-2 win for the Wolves.
Despite taking the loss, Generals goaltender Jamie Frantz put forth another fantastic effort by a Eugene net minder in Wenatchee as he turned away 58 of 61 shots faced on the evening. Together with Generals goaltender Christopher Alexakis, the two combined to stop 110 of 117 Wenatchee shots over the two-game series (Alexakis: stopped 52 of 56 on Tuesday / 4-1 loss).