- Created: 16 November 2006
The Eugene Generals (11-8) will try to put another streak to an end this Friday and Saturday at Lane Events Center-Ice when they face the Tri-City Titans (7-13) who are currently on a four game win streak. After starting the season 3-13 the Titans have been able to rattle off two wins at Puget Sound and two at home against River City. The Generals are coming off a split weekend in Puget Sound, but hope to gain momentum after defeating the Tomahawks in a double overtime thriller on Saturday.
“This is a critical point in the season for us right now,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “We’re only a month away from the break, and we need to finish strong. We just need to take one game at a time and give 110%. If we do that we have the best opportunity to win games.”
The Generals are currently 2-0 in the season series with Tri-City, but the Titans appear to be a completely different team from the last time they visited Eugene. The Titans have averaged 7.75 goals per game and only allowed an average of 3.75 goals per game in their four game winning streak, and have been getting some much needed help from some new additions to the team. Two of their wins did come against the 1-17 Jaguars, but, as they proved at Fort Vancouver, River City can be very dangerous.
The Generals, on the other hand, have averaged 5.75 goals per game and allowed and average of 5 goals per game in their last four, and have come away with a 2-2 record in those games. The Generals did play Seattle and Puget Sound, with Seattle being a much tougher opponent than River City, but the Generals had great chances to win both games that they lost and just couldn’t get it done.
The first time the Titans visited Eugene they put up a great fight in both games. The Generals won the first game 4-3 in OT, and were able to come away with a 5-2 victory in the second. This should be a testing weekend for the Generals as three Generals enforcers are out with injuries, and this should prove to be two very physical games. The Generals will need to capitalize early and often, and will need to play two complete games if they want to try to narrow the gap between themselves and the second place Seattle Totems.
The games Friday and Saturday will be at 7:35 at Lane Events Center-Ice, and both will be broadcast on GiTV. For more information about upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals