- Created: 20 January 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Generals (17-11-0-1) defeated the Vancouver Vipers (2-26-0-0) 7-4 in their final game of the weekend.
Today’s game was the Generals sixth game in the last 10 days. Unlike last weekend, the Generals have turned their performance on the ice around; winning each game this weekend.
Eugene’s special teams had synergy tonight; stopping 87.5 percent of Vancouver’s power plays, and scoring three power play and one shorthanded goal.
Scoring five points (three goals, two assists) tonight, Generals forward Stephen Soloway put on a show for the Vancouver crowd.
The Vipers started off the scoring in the first period when Christopher Alberts lit the lamp 7:38 into the period.
Eugene scored the next four goals.
Soloway tied the game for the Generals 10:19 into the first period on a power play. Before the first period let out, Austin Sullens gave the Generals a one-goal lead at 14:26 into the period.
The Generals continued their scoring streak into the second period.
Kyle Ruchas put the Generals up 3-1 after scoring a power play goal 3:57 into the second period. Midway through the second period, Generals veteran forward Justin Huelsman took advantage of the Vancouver power play by scoring a shorthanded goal at 12:02.
The Vipers responded to the Generals’ scoring streak with one of their own; Vancouver scored the next three goals.
Adam Moon and Jake Randol each scored one goal before the second period expired, which tied the game 3-3 as it entered the third period.
Generals’ goaltender Gabriel Mier y Teran was replaced, at 17:57 in the second period, by Brett Avery after Randol’s goal. Mier y Teran stopped six of the nine shots he faced.
The Vipers took a 4-3 lead when Logan Chavez put the puck past Avery, and into the back of the net at 2:55 of the third period.
The Generals scored three consecutive goals to finish the period. Soloway scored two goals, and Hunter Hartman score a power play goal at 19:38 of the third period.
The Generals will be on the road next weekend in Whitefish, Mont. playing the Glacier Nationals for the final time this season.
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