- Created: 27 October 2006
The Eugene Generals (9-4) will make the short trip to Vancouver, WA to face the NOR PAC Pacific Division first place Fort Vancouver Pioneers (10-2). The Generals hosted the Pioneers in their first two games of the nine game season series, and lost both in heartbreaking fashion. The Generals are now working with a six game winning streak, and the Pioneers are trying to increase their lead atop the Pacific Division standings.
“It’s going to be tough to go into their house and come away with four points,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “It is not, however, something we don’t expect to do. We know what we have to do, and we have the confidence to do it. Now it’s just a matter of execution.”
When the Generals last faced the Pioneers they were in the middle of the worst losing streak in the team’s short history. The Generals first lost to Seattle, two to Fort Vancouver, and one to Puget Sound in overtime. Since the losing streak, the Generals have won six straight in dominant fashion. The Generals had one team take them to overtime, but, other than that, the Generals haven’t won a game by less than three goals. The average score in the streak has been 9-3. Fort Vancouver, however, has been able to average 7 goals a game this season. The Pioneers put up 11 goals on the Generals in the two games in Eugene which is under their average, but that wasn’t good enough for the Generals to come away with a victory.
If the Generals want to win at Fort Vancouver they will have to play stifling defense, and have an explosive offense. They have had that combination for the majority of the games in their six game streak, but Fort Vancouver is a different animal. The Generals will have to play mistake free hockey to come away with two wins against the Pioneers.
The games this weekend will be broadcast in audio only on GiTV. For more information on upcoming games or GiTV please visit www.eugenegenerals.com.
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Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals