- Created: 23 February 2007
The Eugene Generals were able to come back from three different deficits tonight as they defeated the Seattle Totems 7-3 tonight to take a 2-1 series lead in the best of five NOR PAC Pacific Division Semi-Finals at Lane Events Center-Ice. The Generals will return to action tomorrow night at 7:35 to try to close out the series, and advance to the Division Finals.
“Our guys came out flat and the other team took advantage of that early,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated after the game. “The guys didn’t quit, and just took it shift by shift. We kept fighting and the momentum gradually shifted in our direction. In the end we were able to put some goals in the net, and move one game closer to our goal.”
Seattle was able to net the first, third, and fifth goals of the game, but Steven Slattery, Michael Frei, and Ryan Schank were able to each tie the game. After the Totems third goal of the game 3:18 into the second period, the Generals pulled goaltender Dylan Woodring in favor of Nick Maynes. Maynes was able to stop all 25 shots he faced, and the Generals didn’t look back.
Troy Mytinger scored the eventual game winning goal 9:16 into the second period on a perfectly placed wrist shot on the powerplay. Michael Frei was able to add two goals en route to his hat trick performance, and Matt Vasilie was also able to get on the board. Lucas Romero added a playmaker (3 assists) to follow up his hat trick from game two.
The Generals will face the Totems tomorrow at 7:35 at Lane Events Center-Ice for Game 4 of the NOR PAC Pacific Division Semi-Finals. The game will be broadcast on GiTV. For more information on upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals