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Matt Bartels Leads the Generals to Their First Shutout of the Season

Eugene, OR - The Eugene Generals (6-5) beat the Puget Sound Tomahawks Friday night 3-0. The Generals improved their record above 500 with the help of goaltender Matt Bartels. Bartels stop all of the Tomahawks 27 shots to give the Generals their first shutout of the season.

The Generals tallied two goals in the first period and both goals were scored shorthanded. The first was scored by Brad Main after Christian Merritt completed a stretch pass that ultimately led to a breakaway opportunity for Main. Later on in the period, Christian Merritt scored for the Generals when they were killing off a Patrick Moodie penalty.

The second period had limited action, but Sean Park managed to find the back of the net off a pass from Kyle Kennedy. There were no goals scored in the third period.

"I felt we had a solid team effort tonight with everyone contributing and showing very good energy all night. Our PK units are playing very well and our power play lines are moving the puck well, which are leading to creating good opportunities," said head coach Chuck Kennedy. "We need to continue to work on our defensive zone play as we are still not as strong on the puck as I want us to be, but improvement is there. We need to build on this win tonight and get ready for a tough Seattle team. Solid effort�"

The Generals will be home again tomorrow night as they face an undefeated Seattle team. The puck drops at 7:35pm and the game will be aired on EGHN with pre-game starting line ups at 7:15. For more information about the Eugene Generals or EGHN visit eugenegenerals.com.

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For more information:
Daniel Bell, Public Relations, Eugene Generals
541-359-4154 (office)
619-316-4447 (cell)