- Created: 09 December 2007
The Eugene Generals (18-8) were defeated twice by the Tri-City Titans (19-8) in Pasco, WA this weekend , but were able to get a little bit of redemption this afternoon when they overcame an inspired Coeur d’Alene Lakers (3-25) team tonight in Eugene. The Generals had less than twelve hours in between the time they stepped off the bus from Pasco to the time the puck dropped at Lane Events Center-Ice. The Generals looked tired from the two physically and emotionally draining games against the Titans, but were able to come away with two points on the weekend and an 8-5 win over the Lakers.
“Although it was nice to get a victory today, the team won’t be able to compete against the elite teams in the league until we improve our overall defensive play,” Generals interim coach Flint Doungchak stated. “I believe we have the talent and dedication to compete with the elite teams, but we still have a ways to go.”
The Generals didn’t have great offensive performances in Tri-City. The Generals lost 3-5 on Friday, but had four major defensive letdowns. The Generals had many letdowns in the 7-9 performance on Saturday. The one bright spot in the Saturday game, however, is the Generals were able to put up seven points against a very talented Titans team. The Generals did have a chance during both games, but the Titans scored two empty netters late in the game to seal the deal.
Michael Frei had four goals in today’s game, and five on the weekend. Kyle Mills and Tyler Tymchuk both had three goals on the weekend. Trent McKee, Neil Holder and Erik Brody each had three goals on the weekend. The Generals will now have four days to prepare for their match-up with the first place Seattle Totems (26-2).
The Generals games against Seattle this Friday and Saturday at 7:35 PM at Lane Events Center-Ice 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