- Created: 21 September 2006
The Eugene Generals (2-0) will make their first road trip of the 2006-07 season when they make their way to Seattle to face the first year Totems (0-2). The Totems play out of OlympicView Arena which is located in Mountlake Terrace, WA. This will be the Generals first game in franchise history on Olympic sized ice.
“The Totems have the advantage of playing on a larger sheet of ice, but with our team speed we should be able to counter what they try to bring out at us,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “Even though they are 0-2 we still have to take them as seriously as any team in the league. We lost a couple of games last season because we underestimated a team, and we can’t let that happen this season.”
The Generals made an impressive statement last weekend when they defeated the River City Jaguars 5-3 and 9-2 without playing any pre-season games. The Totems looked as if they would win their first NOR PAC game in the history of the organization, but were unable to stop the Puget Sound Tomahawks. The Totems were defeated 8-6 and 7-3 last Friday and Saturday.
One of the Totems problems last weekend was penalty minutes. The Totems were shorthanded a total of 45 times during their two games against the Tomahawks, which is seven more times than the second place Generals. This could pose a problem for the Totems because the Generals scored on 13.5% (4th in NOR PAC), and the Totems have only killed 88.9% of the penalties they’ve taken (8th in NOR PAC). The games should be highly contested, but the team with the best special teams should come out on top.
The Generals games this weekend will be broadcast in audio only on GiTV. For more information on GiTV or upcoming Eugene Generals games please visit www.eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals