- Created: 04 January 2007
The Eugene Generals (19-13) will face two streaks this weekend. The Generals hope to keep one alive and strong, and hope to send the other one packing. The Generals will travel to Beaverton, OR tomorrow to face the River City Jaguars (1-31) tomorrow and Saturday night, and will try to maintain their perfect 7-0 record against the Jaguars this season. The Generals will then travel to Vancouver, WA on Sunday to face the Fort Vancouver Pioneers (26-4) to try defeat the Pioneers for the first time in seven tries this season.
The Generals currently maintain a steady hold on the third position in the NOR PAC Pacific Division, and will be looking to cut the margin between themselves and the second place Seattle Totems (22-9). Although the Generals remain only six points out of second, the Totems have one game in hand. Three wins this weekend will put some pressure on the Totems, but the Generals must not overlook the Jaguars if they want to walk away from the weekend with six points.
“River City has played us tough this season,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “We just have to take one game at a time, and worry about winning each shift. If we break down the big picture, and start focusing on the little things we need to do, we can win every game we play. Its once we start looking ahead at the next shift, or the next period, or the next game that we get into trouble.”
Tomorrow’s game will mark the first time the Generals have met the Jaguars since the trade that sent Alex Ironside to River City and brought Sean Woodring to Eugene. The trade has been very beneficial for both teams, and both players have been thriving in their new conditions. In ten games with the Jaguars this season, Ironside has three goals, five assists, and fifty-two penalty minutes. In five games with the Generals, Woodring has two goals, two assists, and no penalty minutes. Both players have excelled at special teams, as well, with six of Ironside’s eight points coming on the powerplay, and three of Woodring’s four points coming on the powerplay. It will be the first time each player has faced his old team, and it will be interesting to see how they react to the situation.
The Friday and Saturday games against River City will be at 7:00 PM at Valley Ice Arena in Beaverton, OR, and the Sunday game against Fort Vancouver will be at 3:15 PM at Mt. View Ice Arena in Vancouver, WA. All three games will be broadcast on GiTV in audio only. For more information about upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals