- Created: 22 February 2010
The Eugene Generals (38-10) will host the Tri-City Titans (23-25) for the first two games of the Pacific Division Semi-Final series, which begins tomorrow at Lane Events Center-Ice at 7:50 PM. The Generals will also host the Titans on Wednesday at 7:35 PM for Game 2 of the best-of-five (2-2-1) series.
The Generals won the nine game season series 7-2 against the Titans, but six of the nine games were decided by two goals or fewer. The Titans also took the Generals to three of their four OT games this season. The Titans won the first OT game 5-4 in the first overtime, the Generals defeated the Titans 4-3 in their only shootout game of the season, and the Generals beat the Titans 3-2 in OT in their last meeting of the regular season.
“The Titans are a great opponent, and we are very excited to see them in the first round,” Generals head coach Jay Miller stated. “They are a tremendously coached team, and they have a lot of talent on their roster. We will have to be at the top of our game if we want to return to the Pacific Division Finals for the first time in three seasons. We finished the regular season in strong fashion, and I expect our boys will be ready to face the Titans.”
The Generals will travel to Kennewick, WA for the third game, which will be held at Toyota Arena at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 25. The fourth game of the series, if necessary, will be held at Toyota Arena on Friday, February 26 at 4:00 PM. If it is necessary, the Generals will travel home for a fifth and deciding game on Sunday, February 28 at 4:30 PM.
This will be the third time in five seasons that the Generals and Titans have met in the postseason. The Generals were able to walk away with a 3-1 series victory in the 2006 Pacific Division Finals, and the Titans were able to come away with a 3-1 victory in the 2008 Pacific Division Semi-Finals.
The three leading scorers for the Generals against the Titans this season are Brad Main, Neil Holder and Eric Watters. Main has scored seven goals and added five assists in nine games, Holder has scored six goals and added five assists in eight games and Watters has scored four goals and added five assists in nine games. The Generals leading goaltender in the series is Dylan Woodring, who has a 6-0 record, a 2.05 Goals Against Average (GAA) and a .943 Save Percentage (SV%).
The leading scorers for the Titans in the series are Ricky Doubrava and DJ Guiguire. Doubrava has seven goals and four assists in nine games, and Guiguire has five goals and an assist in only five games. The leading goaltender for the Titans in the series is Brandon Amotto, who has a 1-3 record, a 2.90 GAA and a .928 SV%.
The home playoff games between the Generals and Titans will be broadcast on EGHN. The away playoff games between the two teams will be broadcast in audio only on EGHN. For more information on the playoffs or EGHN please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations, Eugene Generals