- Created: 04 November 2006
The Eugene Generals (10-7) have now lost five of their six one goal games this season. The Generals fell victim to the Seattle Totems (13-5) 5-4 tonight at Lane Events Center-Ice. The Generals held the lead going into the third period 4-3, but were unable to finish the game and finish off the Totems. The Generals are still third in the NOR PAC Pacific Division, but now trail the Fort Vancouver Pioneers by four points.
“We had them right where we wanted them, but were unable to win the third period,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “Teams that win the third period will win the game the majority of the time, but we just couldn’t get it done tonight. I think we fought hard, and just made a few key mistakes. Our focus now has to be on next Friday and the Puget Sound Tomahawks.”
The Generals jumped out to an early lead tonight, but could never really pull away. Justin Adams and Jake Brewer assisted Matt Vasilie 1:25 into the game to give the Generals an early 1-0 lead. The Generals gave up two quick goals half way through the period, but were able to tie it up at two when Justin Adams and Matt Vasilie assisted Ryan Schank with 53 seconds left in the first. The Totems started off the second like the Generals started the first, and gained the lead 1:30 into the period. The Generals were able to knot the game two minutes later when Steven Slattery scored a shorthanded goal. After assisting two goals Justin Adams got one of his own, and put the Generals up by one heading into the third. The Totems were able to get two in the third and salvage two points on the weekend.
The Generals will travel to Bremerton, WA to face the Puget Sound Tomahawks next Friday and Saturday at 7:35. The games will be broadcast on GiTV in audio only. For more information on upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals