- Created: 26 February 2006
The Eugene Generals were defeated by the Tri-City Titans 4-3 this afternoon at Lane Events Center-Ice. The loss ties the Western Division Final Series 1-1 heading into the games next weekend in Pasco, WA. The Generals fell asleep in the first period, and let the Titans into the game. The added confidence of the Titans carried them throughout the game, and to a series tying victory in Eugene. “We didn’t play 60 minutes of hockey today,” Generals Head Coach Robert Freeland stated. “We thought that we could just show up and win, and Tri-City just plain outworked us.”
The Generals were down 2-0 heading into the second period, but managed to get the first goal in the period from Kris Kranzky and assisted by Troy Mytinger and Michael Frei. The Titans would score the only other goal in the period, which put the Generals down by two. The Titans would add one more 1:49 into the third, but the Generals would fight back. Troy Mytinger and Ben Tikka assisted Lucas Romero for a power play goal 8:58 into the third, and Romero would be assisted by Tikka and Ryan Schank with 0:29 seconds left in the game to make it a one goal contest. The Generals would get one more chance with three seconds left when Ben Tikka rifled a slap shot from the slot, but Tim Potter, the Tri-City goaltender, shut down the opportunity with a glove save.
The Generals will travel to Pasco next Friday to face the Titans for game three, four, and five (if necessary). The Generals games next weekend will be broadcast on GiTV (audio only) 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