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Generals Victorious in Shootout Thriller

Eugene, OR. -In their first home game in almost a month, the Eugene Generals (9-11-0-1) outlasted the Cheney Icehawks (12-12-0-1) in a shootout, coming away with a 5-4 win.

With no scoring in the five-minute overtime, the Generals were able to outscore the Icehawks 2-0 in the shootout. Connor Hoernlein scored in the third round and Marks Mezsargs followed to secure two points in the standings for the Generals.

The game went back and forth, with both teams exchanging goals twice in the first period.

Nash Berkowitz started the scoring with his second goal of the season, coming 5:23 into the game. Dans Berzanskis scored his first of the night when he connected midway through the first period at 10:48. Hoernlein had an assist on each goal, while Mezsargs had one on the latter.

After Berkowitz’s goal, Derek Griffin of Cheney tied the game at the 9:58 on a pass from Connor McIntosh. Payton Okon tied the game at two when converted on the power play at 15:34.

Mason Jones gave the Icehawks the 3-2 lead when he lit the lamp 1:08 into the second period. His power play goal came on assists from McIntosh and Brandon Davis, each recording their second assists of the game.

Coming out of the penalty box, Addison Wells tied the game at three when he scored shorthanded on the breakaway. Kyle Ruchas assisted on the score.

Saturday night will be a special night at the Rink Exchange. As part of the Generals’ Military Appreciation Night, all past and current military members receive free admission—along with immediate family members—to the game with a valid military ID. There will also be a Marine Color Guard to honor America before the start of Saturday’s game.

Four minutes into the third period, Buddy Dale helped the Generals take the lead with a power play goal. Berkowitz and Daniel Gomez assisted on the play.

At the 15:53 mark, Davis tied the game at four when he lit the lamp on assists from McIntosh and Brandon Galbraith.

Daniel Spencer kept the Generals by stopping a good amount of shot attempts from the Icehawks. He stopped 43 shots on a possible 47, and did not allow a goal in the shootout.

The Generals and Icehawks will play each other once again tomorrow night in Eugene at 7:35. As part of Military Appreciation Night, all veterans receive free admission to Saturday night’s game with a valid military ID.

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For more information:
Ryan Colby
Director of Public Relations
Eugene Generals
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541-359-4154 (office)
425-233-0890 (cell)