Trying to Keep it Close
- Created: 30 November 2006
The Eugene Generals (14-10) will travel to Beaverton, OR tomorrow for their first away series against the River City Jaguars (1-22) this season. The Generals went 3-0 during their Thanksgiving weekend, and in third game of the weekend they crushed the Jaguars 13-2. The Generals now reside only two points behind the Seattle Totems in the NOR PAC Pacific Division, and will be looking to come away with four points this weekend to give them the best chance at erasing that deficit this weekend.
“I think we played great hockey last weekend,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “It looks like we’ve finally turned the corner, but we have to keep give 100% every single game. If we continue to play our game we will be a tough team to beat, but if we get lackadaisical then we become a lot more beatable.”
The Generals have averaged ten goals a game in their five meetings with the Jaguars this season, and have defeated River City by an average of a little more than seven goals a game. The Generals have not allowed the Jaguars to score more than three goals in any game, and have only been held under nine goals once. The Generals have out-shot River City 277-120 in the five games.
These stats are no reason to take the Jaguars for granted, however, as the Jaguars pulled the biggest upset of the year when they defeated the Fort Vancouver Pioneers in the Fort Vancouver arena. The Jaguars are a team that hasn’t had a lot of success winning games this year, but if they get a lead early in the game they could be very tough to beat. The Generals will try to avoid a huge upset this weekend, and if they want to avoid that upset they must get up early and remove all hope from the Jaguars.
The games this Friday and Saturday will be at Valley Ice Arena in Beaverton, OR, and they both have 7:00 PM start times. Both games will be broadcast on GiTV. For more information on upcoming games and GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals