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Generals begin road trip with 6-2 win

VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Eugene Generals (12-15-1) defeated the Vancouver Vipers (0-30-0) Thursday night by a score of 6-2 in Vancouver.

Playing in his second game of the season, Generals Goalie Chris Pritchard had 25 saves on 27 shots. Pritchard did not give up a goal until late in the third period when the Generals were up by five goals.

At the 3:01 mark of the first period, Ben Sera started the scoring with his fourth goal on the season. Sera's goal came on a power play, with assists to Evan Hastings and Quentin Holmes.

The other two remaining goals of the first period were scored by Connor Hoernlein. At 7:49, Hoernlein, on an assist from Hunter Hartman, connected on a shorthanded goal to increase the Generals' lead. With less than a minute in the period at 19:05, Hoernlein took advantage of a penalty shot opportunity to put the Generals up by three going into the first intermission.

In the second period, the Generals scored two more times to increase their lead to 5-0. Midway through the period at 10:41, Holmes recorded his second goal on the season on an assist from Hastings. Holmes then assisted on Hartman's goal, coming less than a minute later at 11:24. Caleb Margeson, playing in his first game in two months, also had an assist on the Generals' fifth goal.

The Vipers scored their first goal of the game at the 14:07 mark of the third period, ending Pritchard's bid for a shutout. Anton Kostyuchenko had the unassisted goal, which came on a power play.

Hartman recorded his second goal of the night at 15:46, increasing his goal count on the season to twenty-five. Hoernlein and Matt Walton each had assists on the play.

Nathan Decker had the final score of the night for the Vipers at 16:22, with no assist to anyone.

The Generals continue their road trip to Kennewick, Washington to play the Tri-Cities Outlaws on Friday night. The team will travel back to Vancouver for a Saturday night game against the Vipers.

The next home game for the Generals will be February 4th at 7:35 against Vancouver. The game will also be 2 for 1 Tuesday, with fans being able to purchase two tickets for the price of one.

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For more information:
Ryan Colby
Director of Public Relations
Eugene Generals
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(541) 359-4154 Ext. 207 (office)
(425) 233-0890 (cell)