- Created: 08 March 2006
The Eugene Generals will host the Queen City Cutthroats this Friday and Saturday, at 7:35 at Lane Events Center-Ice , for the first two games of the NOR-PAC Cascade Cup Championship. The Generals defeated the Tri-City Titans (3-1) to earn their bid to the championship, and the Cutthroats defeated the Spokane Flyers (3-2) to earn their bid. The Generals have come out on top in all three meetings with Queen City this year, but those wins don’t mean anything now. “We definitely have our work cut out for us,” Generals Head Coach Robert Freeland stated. “Queen City is the defending champion, but we definitely shouldn’t be counted out.”
The Generals will be looking to do exactly what Queen City did last year. Queen City was a huge underdog entering into the Cascade Cup against the Puget Sound Tomahawks, but came out victorious in the end. Queen City was a first year team, and was thought to have no chance against the Western Division Champion Tomahawks, but the tides have turned now. The Generals are the first year team, who many predicted to be ousted in the first round. The Generals have defied the odds, however, and fought their way to the championship series. They will now try to defy the odds once again, and become the second team in a row to win the Cascade Cup in their inaugural season.
The Generals have the offensive firepower to take down the Cutthroats, boasting six of the top seven scoring leaders left in the Cascade Cup Championship. There will be two magic numbers for the Generals in the series. The first number is 4. The Generals have only scored less than four goals once in the playoffs, and the Cutthroats have only given up 4 goals once in the playoffs. If the Generals offense can put up at least 4 goals they should have a good chance to win. The second magic number for the Generals is 3. When the Generals hold a team to 3 goals or less they have not lost a game in the playoffs. On the other hand, the Cutthroats have not scored more than 3 goals in the playoffs. The Generals will have to stay focused on defense, and their offense will have to be firing on all cylinders to come up with these numbers, and the championship.
The Generals games this weekend will be broadcast on GiTV on www.eugenegenerals.com. For more information on upcoming games please visit www.eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals