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Generals to Make First Trip to Puget Sound

The Eugene Generals (17-3) will make their first trip to Bremerton, WA of the NORPAC 2009-10 Regular Season to face the Puget Sound Tomahawks (8-12) this weekend. The Generals are currently 2-0 against the Tomahawks this season. The Generals are currently two points out of first place in the division, but have played two fewer games than the first place Seattle Totems.

“We want to go up there [Puget Sound] and play our game,” Generals head coach Jay Miller stated. “We’ve had flashes of brilliance over the past few weeks, but we have yet to put a full 60 minutes together. Our goal is, and will always be, to put a full 60 minutes of Generals hockey on the ice. If we can do that we have a shot at winning every game we go in to. Puget Sound is tough at home, and we’ll need to come close to that to have a shot this weekend.”

The Tomahawks have been a tale of two teams this season. At home, Puget Sound has put up an impressive 7-1 record, but on the road they have been dismal with a 1-11 record. The Generals have stayed consistent this season with a 9-1 record at home and an 8-2 record on the road. The Generals will be looking to push that away record to 10-2 this weekend.

Special teams play could play a significant role in this weekend’s games. The Generals currently sit in second place in NORPAC with a 25.64 PP%, but the Tomahawks sit in second place in NORPAC with an 89.51 PK%. The Tomahawks have struggled on the PP this season, only converting on 11.97% of their opportunities, but the Generals haven’t fared much better on the PK this season as they have only been able to stop their opponent on 83.21% of their opportunities.

The games this Friday and Saturday at 7:35 PM at the Bremerton Rink will be broadcast in audio only on EGHN. For more information on upcoming games or EGHN please visit eugenegenerals.com.

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For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations, Eugene Generals
541-359-4154 (office)
541-680-6222 (cell)