- Created: 21 December 2007
Eugene, OR – The Eugene Generals (20-9) had their twelve game home winning streak broken tonight at the hands of the River City Jaguars (20-10) in a 4-7 defeat at Lane Events Center-Ice. This was the third loss the Generals have suffered against the Jaguars this season. The loss also drops the Generals from a tie for second place in the NORPAC Pacific Division with the Tri-City Titans to a tie for third place in the division with the Jaguars.
“I’m really disappointed with how we showed up tonight,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “I don’t know if it’s a hangover from last weekend’s big wins or their looking ahead to the break, but it was evident we didn’t have our heads in the right places tonight. We better show up tomorrow or we will have the same result.”
This was Generals goaltender Dylan Woodring’s fifth loss of the season, and his third to River City. Woodring allowed seven goals on thirty-four shots, but he didn’t have a chance on five of the Jaguars goals. River City had the back door open all day long, and they capitalized on almost every back door opportunity. The Jaguars showed much more poise than the Generals in the game, and executed their game plan to near perfection. The Generals did have many opportunities, but weren’t able to capitalize enough.
Michael Frei was the star of the night for the Generals with one goal and three assists. His goal in the third period was his 99th career goal with the Generals. Neil Holder, Joe Myers and Justin Adams had the other Generals goals, but Erik Brody was the only other member of the Generals with a multiple point night (2 assists).
Five Jaguars had multiple point nights. Lukas Kovacsik, Spencer Murphy, Kevin Nighbert and Nick Guzman each had two points on the night, and Rudi Pino had four points on the night. Former Generals goaltender Nick Cimity stopped thirty of the Generals thirty-four shots on net to earn his second victory against his former team this season.
The Generals will host the Jaguars at 7:35 PM at Lane Events Center-Ice tomorrow night to split the weekend series, and maintain a tie for third in the Pacific Division. The game 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