Weekend Preview: Three Road Games In Three Days
- Created: 08 December 2011
EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Generals (10-8-0) will travel to Seattle, Wash. to face the second place Totems (15-2-2) on Fri., Dec. 9. The team will then travel to Bremerton, Wash. to play the West Sound Warriors (8-11-0), for the first time this season, in back-to-back games Dec. 10 and 11.
The Generals will play Seattle at 8:00 p.m. and West Sound at 7:30 p.m.
Both, the Generals and Totems, have been playing well as a team over their last 10 games. The Warriors have been struggling as a team recently. The Generals have won seven games, the Totems have won nine games and lost one game in overtime, and the Warriors have managed to win three games in their last 10 matches.
The Generals in lost both of their matches against the Totems this season by two goals or less.
In their previous matchups, the Generals have looked towards Justin Huelsman, two points (one goal, one assist), and Michael Johnston, two points (one goal, one assist) when it comes to scoring.
However, in the lat five games, Randy Ludwig and Kirby Carlson have been the team leading scorers. Ludwig has eight points (four goals, four assists) and Carlson has five points (two goals, three assists) over the course of the five games.
The Generals will have to keep an eye out for Totems forward Parker Eliot, as well as the rest of Seattle’s high-octane offense. Eliot, 55 points (21 goals, 34 assists), leads the league in scoring and poses a serious threat whenever he takes to the ice.
Seattle is also home to five other players who are on the league leading scorers sheet.
The Warriors may not have as good of a record as the Generals, but they will still test the Generals in many ways.
West Sound has four of the league’s leading scorers.
Josh Twietmeyer, 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) leads the Warriors in scoring. Twietmeyer will test the Generals defensively, as his offensive skill set is the best on his team.
The Warriors have one weakness the Generals may attempt to exploit: special teams.
West Sound has the league’s worst penalty kill, which is successful 74.14 percent of the time. They also have the most short-handed goals, 10, scored against them.
The Generals Team Captain Christian Merritt has missed one game, and Head Coach Chuck Kennedy has Merritt listed as doubtful going into this weekend’s road trip.
Coverage of the games will not be provided on EGHN.
For more information:
Jackson Phillips, Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator, Eugene Generals
(541) 359-4154 Ext. 207 (office)
(510) 862-7174 (cell)