Quake Shake Up The Short-handed Generals
- Created: 11 November 2011
Eugene, OR -The shorthanded Eugene Generals (5-6) played admirably against the Yellowstone Quake (7-7), but would be shaken up on Military Appreciation Night; losing 6-3.
The Quake traveled to Eugene looking for goals and found plenty of them.
In the first period, Andreas Olofsson scored the first goal of the game. Olofsson worked his way down the ice, deeking twice and then back-handing the puck over the goalies stick-side blocker. Michael Pijanowski was the next Quake player to shoot the puck at the net. Pijanowski’s shot caught Generals goalie Colby Atkinson off guard and found its way into the back of the net.
Sensing the Generals in shock, the Quake began to crash the net with determination. Mitchell Pijanowski found a way to take advantage of a scoring opportunity; forcing the puck through the Generals defense and adding one more goal to the stat sheet.
However, the Generals would not return to the locker room empty handed.
Generals forward Randy Ludwig went five-hole through traffic on Quake goalie Erik Powell. Ludwig’s goal made the Generals deficit two goals at the end of the period.
The scoring would be dominated by the Quake in the second period.
Mathew Schulz, the Quake’s leading scorer, lit the lamp while shorthanded with 4:52 played in the second period. Zachary Tuchklaper scored the only other goal of the period with 13:04 played; putting the Quake ahead of the Generals 5-1.
The Generals came out determined to fight back in the third period, but couldn’t muster up the effort to overcome their four goal deficit.
Kirby Carlson passed the puck to Connor Bambico, who one-timed the puck from the point past the Powell, lighting the lamp. Bambico’s goal gave the Generals some much needed momentum in the period.
Quake forward Rusty Sandry scored his team’s sixth goal of the evening with 10:47 of elapsed time in the third period. Sandry’s goal was scored off of a bad rebound from the Generals goaltender.
Chris Videto was the last player of the game to earn a goal for his team. Videto’s goal came with just under three minutes to play in the period.
“Being down seven players, we had to play a perfect game to win tonight,” said Head Coach Chuck Kennedy in a post-game interview. “We worked hard and played well, but it was not enough to win the game.”
Be here, at the Lane County Ice Arena, when the Generals host the Southern Oregon Spartans on Monday at 5:35 p.m. The Generals will have six of their seven suspended players back, and the outcome of the game could be much different than tonight.
For more information:
Jackson Phillips, Director of Public Relations, Eugene Generals
541-359-4154 Ext. 207 (office)