- Created: 02 November 2006
The Eugene Generals (9-6) will not get any rest after falling twice to the Fort Vancouver Pioneers in overtime. The Generals will now host the Seattle Totems (11-4) who are in second place of the NOR PAC Pacific Division, and the team that gave the Generals their first loss of the season. The two games this weekend are critical for the Generals. As of right now the Generals are tied for third place in the NOR PAC Pacific Division, and trail the second place Totems by four points. Two wins this weekend would get the Generals back on track after the two losses suffered last weekend.
“The two games this weekend are very important for us,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “They’re important not only to get us back on the right track after the two losses this weekend, but to get two wins from one of the strongest teams in our league. The playoff picture is starting to come into focus, and every win we can get against a team that is ahead of us puts us in a position to overtake them in the standings.”
The Generals have lost six games this season, and four of those losses have been one goal games. The Generals lost to Fort Vancouver by two on September 30 in Eugene in a game the Generals had a great chance to win. The only game this season that was out of reach for the Generals was the 7-2 loss at the hands of Seattle. The Totems dominated play, and the Generals couldn’t get any momentum. That loss also started the Generals four game losing streak, which is the longest in the team’s two year history.
The Generals did, however, leave Seattle with one win on the weekend. The Generals defeated the Totems 4-2 while being out shot 44-36. Generals goaltender Nick Maynes saved 42 shots, and was a huge difference for the Generals. He didn’t allow an even strength goal, and made several saves that looked like sure goals. Generals forward Lucas Romero had a hat trick in the game, and was able to skate through the Totems defense with ease. Romero has been skating with a different line since the Seattle games, and it will be interesting to see if Romero can put up the same numbers with the new line mates.
The games this weekend will be Friday and Saturday at 7:35 at Lane Events Center-Ice. Both games 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