- Created: 11 December 2007
CJ Henley, a 5-11 190 lb. 20 year old defenseman, arrives in Eugene today after spending the first half of the season with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Henley had three assists and thirty-four penalty minutes in fifteen games with the Brown Bears. Henley will bring some much needed depth and experience to a depleted Generals blue line. The Generals advanced veteran defenseman John Strahle to the Alaska Avalanche (NAHL) earlier this season, and recently lost Ben Wilks and Brian Kneaper for more than a month to upper body injuries.
“I’m excited to see CJ coming back, he’s really going to give our blue line some added depth as well as experience and leadership,” Generals Head Coach Chris Hartly stated. “We did try to get Henley here last year, but ran into problems acquiring his rights, but he’s here now and ready to make the most of it.”
Henley will help the Generals defensive corps this weekend when they face the first place Seattle Totems at Lane Events Center-Ice. The Generals are 0-2 against the Totems this season, but have yet to lose a game on home ice. The Generals are currently the only team in NORPAC who have a perfect record at home this season, and the addition of Henley should give the Generals an excellent chance against the 26-2 Totems. The third place Generals are currently four points behind the second place Tri-City Titans in the NORPAC Pacific Division, but have two games in hand against the Titans and Totems.
CJ Henley will make his long-awaited Generals debut this Friday at Lane Events Center-Ice at 7:35 PM when the Generals host the Seattle Totems. The Generals will also play host to the Totems on Saturday at 7:35 at Lane Events Center-Ice. The games this weekend will be broadcast on GiTV. For more information on Generals players, upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals