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Generals Win 4-2 in Kern’s Debut

Eugene, OR. -The Eugene Generals (10-12-0-1) defeated the Wenatchee Wolves (13-10-1-0) Friday night by a score of 4-2.

Justin Kern, recently named the Interim Head Coach, was able to come away with a victory in his first game in that role. He had been the Assistant Coach prior to Friday’s game.

“I’m extremely thankful for the players,” expressed Kern. “I’m thankful they showed faith in me and stuck to the plan.”

Wenatchee would score the first goal of the game. At the 13:49 mark of the first period, Connor Dunn connected and scored on the power play. Hunter Alden and Andrew Lee assisted on the power play.

The Generals came out strong in the second period, scoring three times to take a 3-1 lead. Jared McDaniel tied the game 2:22 into the period when he lit the lamp on an assist from Buddy Dale.

Connor Hoernlein increased the lead for the Generals by scoring the last two goals of the second period. His two goals happened in a span of thirty-five seconds; the first goal came at 5:01 while the second one was at 5:36. The go-ahead goal was unassisted while the latter had assists from Dans Berzanskis and Addison Wells.

In the third period, the Generals were able to increase their lead even further when Berzanskis scored his first goal of the night on a power play. The power play goal occurred at 11:45 with an assist from Marks Mezsargs.

The Wolves would make things interesting by scoring on another power play goal from Connor Dunn. Wenatchee trimmed their deficit to two at the 14:06 mark when Alden and Joshua Chamberlain assisted on Dunn’s goal.

Down by two late in the game, Wenatchee tried to score twice when the pulled their goalie. The Generals’ defense held on, and were able to secure the 4-2 victory.

Generals Goalie Daniel Spencer started in his third straight game, and was able to limit Wenatchee to only two goals. He recorded 28 saves on 30 shot attempts.

The Generals and Wolves will square off again tomorrow at the Rink Exchange. Tomorrow’s game has an early start time of 4:20. EGHN will provide coverage of the game, starting at 4:05.

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Ryan Colby
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