- Created: 07 February 2007
The NOR PAC Pacific Division third place Eugene Generals (26-18) announced the schedule for the first round of the 2007 NOR PAC Cascade Cup Championship. The Generals will face the second place Seattle Totems (32-12) for a best of five series that will start at Olympicview Arena in Mountlake Terrace, WA on Friday, February 16 at 8:00 PM. The first two games of the series will be played at Olympicview Arena, and there will be at least one game (three if necessary) held at Lane Events Center-Ice in Eugene.
The second game of the series will also be hosted by the Totems, and will be held at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 17. The Generals will host the third game of the series at Lane Events Center-Ice at 7:35 PM on Friday, February 23. If a fourth and fifth game are necessary in the series they will be held at Lane Events Center-Ice on Saturday, February 24 at 7:35 PM, and on Sunday, February 25 with the time to be announce at a later date.
The Generals and Totems played each other eight times during the regular season, and both teams walked away with four wins and four losses. The Generals own wins in games one, three, five and six, and the Totems defeated the Generals in games two, four, seven and eight. The series should be very hard hitting and high scoring, and at the least will be very entertaining for everybody who is able to attend.
Three other series make up the NOR PAC Divisional Semifinals. The Pacific Division first place Fort Vancouver Pioneers (39-5) will host the fourth place Tri-City Titans (17-27), and they will play for the right to face either the Generals or Totems in the Pacific Division Finals. The Coeur d’Alene Lakers (38-6) , who locked up the best record in the NOR PAC Cascade Division, have elected to play the first two games of their series with the fourth place Billings Bulls (14-28) in Billings, MT.
The Cascade Division second place Helena Bighorns (29-13) and Bozeman Icedogs (29-13) are the only two teams in NOR PAC that haven’t finalized their playoff position. The two teams have two games remaining in their 44 game schedule, and they will face each other in the final two. The Bighorns currently lead the season series 5-3, and if the two teams split this weekend the Bighorns will own the playoff seeding tie-breaker.
Both Generals games in Mountlake Terrace, WA will be broadcast in full audio and video on GiTV. For more information about upcoming playoff games and GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals