- Created: 19 February 2009
The Eugene Generals (37-9) will travel to Beaverton, OR this weekend for two games against the playoff bound River City Jaguars (25-21). The Jaguars are currently tied with the Puget Sound Tomahawks (25-21), who will play two games against the first place Seattle Totems (39-7) this weekend, for the third spot in the NORPAC Pacific Division, and this weekends games will determine the third and fourth seeds in the division.
“We want to go into the playoffs as hot as possible, and a great way to go in hot would be to beat the Jaguars twice this weekend,” Generals Head Coach Jay Miller stated. “Playoffs are less than a week away, and we can’t get caught looking forward. Our focus has to be on the Jaguars this weekend, and we have to keep going one game at a time.”
The Generals are 5-1 against River City this season, with the lone loss coming in a disappointing 2-1 overtime game. Two of the main reasons the Generals have had success against the Jaguars are goaltending and special teams play.
Kevin Aslett has played four games in net for the Generals against the Jaguars and has amassed a 3-1 record (one win being a shutout), a 1.98 GAA and a .944 SV%. Nolan Ohmart has played two games in net for the Generals against the Jaguars and has put up a 2-0 record, a 2.50 GAA and a .928 SV%.
The Generals special teams’ play against the Jaguars has been astounding. The Generals have scored on 21.8% of their chances on the power play (12 goals in 55 attempts), and have only allowed the Jaguars to score on 5.3% of their power play opportunities (3 goals in 57 attempts).
The Generals will need to play well in net, and will need to play well on special teams if they want to come away with two victories against the Jaguars this weekend. The games against the Jaguars on Friday and Saturday at 7:05 PM at Valley Ice Arena 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