- Created: 21 February 2010
Eugene, OR – The Eugene Generals (38-10) finished off the sweep of the Rogue Valley Wranglers (8-40) in their nine game season series with a convincing 7-1 win. The win gave the 2009/10 Generals a tie in the franchise record books with the 2008/09 Generals for most wins in a season. The Generals will try to do what last year’s Generals could not do, however, and win their first round playoff series against the Tri-City Titans.
“We played really well in the first period, but we tied the second,” Generals assistant coach Chris Bilder stated after the contest. “We were able to regroup during the second intermission, and we finished the regular season with a great third period. I think we’re playing pretty well heading into the playoffs.”
The win also moved the Generals to 26-0 against the Wranglers all-time. The Wranglers looked as if they could take a game from the Generals this season, but the Generals past three games against the Wranglers proved that they aren’t ready to give up a win to the team from Medford, OR just yet.
The leading scorer for the Generals on the night was Ryan McDonald. McDonald put up two goals and three assists. Brad Main had a goal and two assists on the night to be the Generals second leading scorer. Tyler Poulsen and Eric Watters each had two goals on the night. Arram Chinarian, Brendan Weimer, Theo Campe, Blake Bishop, Christian Merritt and Sean Park each had an assist on the night. Mario Retana made 20 of his 21 save attempts to earn the win.
The Generals will face the Tri-City Titans this Tuesday at 7:50 PM for Game 1 of the Pacific Division Semi-Finals, and Wednesday at 7:35 PM for Game 2 of the Pacific Division Semi-Finals at Lane Events Center-Ice. The Generals will travel to Kennewick, WA on Thursday for Game 3 at 7:00 PM. The games in Eugene will be broadcast on EGHN, and the game in Tri-City will be broadcast on EGHN in audio only. For more information on the playoffs or EGHN please visit eugenegenerals.com.