- Created: 19 November 2009
The Eugene Generals (12-3) will travel to Kennewick, WA this weekend to face the Tri-City Titans (8-8) for the second time this season.
The Generals and Titans are currently 1-1 on the season in their nine game season series, which is the only season series that the Generals do not currently hold the lead.
“Tri-City is a very disciplined team, and we have to stay disciplined to beat them,” Generals head coach Jay Miller stated. “The last time we were in Tri-City we had big leads heading into the third period. In the first game we stopped playing our game, and they were able to come back and beat us. The second game we played our game in the third period and won.”
The Generals held a 4-1 lead heading into the third period of their first game of the season against the Titans, but allowed the Titans to score three goals in the third to push the game into OT. The Generals couldn’t get it done in extra time, and the Titans were able to earn two points.
In the second game, the Generals were able to take a 5-1 lead heading into the third period, and they kept their foot on the pedal. The Generals were able to put two more goals on the board in the third, and they walked away with a 7-1 victory.
The Generals would very much like to get on the board early in both games this weekend, and have the chance to put the game away in the third period. The player the Generals will have to pay closest attention to, if they want to control the two games, is Ricky Doubrava. Doubrava has scored 4 of the Titans 6 goals against the Generals this season, and he had an assist on one of the two he didn’t score.
The Generals did have scoring depth on their side on their side in the two games. The Generals did not have a multiple goal scorer on either night, and the Generals had 8 different goal scorers on the 11 goal weekend. The Generals will need to use that depth if they want to come away with four points this weekend.
The game on Friday night at 7:05 PM at Toyota Arena and the game on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Toyota Center will be broadcast in audio only on EGHN. For more information on upcoming games or EGHN please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations, Eugene Generals