- Created: 02 February 2008
Eugene, OR – The Eugene Generals (31-10) came back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Tri-City Titans (32-11) 6-5 in a shootout tonight at Lane Events Center-Ice. The win much sweeter for the Generals considering the Titans broke the Generals ten game winning streak in convincing fashion yesterday. The Generals scored three goals in the third period to force overtime, and were able to pull it out by scoring twice in the shootout to Tri-City’s one goal.
“We got lucky tonight,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “We played two terrible periods of hockey, but were able to pull off a win with a little more than one period of great hockey.”
The win was the Generals thirty-first of the year, which ties their franchise record for most wins in the regular season. The win was also the Generals twentieth at home this season, which extends their franchise record. The Generals now trail the Titans by only two points for second place in the NORPAC Pacific Division, and they still have two games in hand over the Titans.
Tyler Tymchuk was the hero for the Generals with a hat trick including the game winner in the shootout. Neil Holder added two goals; Steven Slattery had a goal and an assist, Justin Adams had three assists and John Strahle had two assists. JJ Waldrop scored the first goal in the shootout, and CJ Henley, Michael Frei and Nate Schursky each added an assist. Kevin Aslett stopped 28 of the Titans 34 shots, including four in the shootout. Jared Darby was the biggest threat for the Titans, scoring four of their six goals.
The Generals will head to Mountlake Terrace, WA next Friday and Saturday for two games against the Seattle Totems. The 8:00 PM 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