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Generals Lose First Game of the Weekend 5-2

Bellingham, WA- The Eugene Generals (6-3-0-0) lost to the Bellingham Blazers (6-4-0-0) 5-2 Friday night at the Bellingham Sportsplex.

Jumping out to a 1-0 lead after the first period, the Generals could not hold off the Blazers in the first matchup between the two teams this season.

That first goal from the Generals was scored by Buddy Dale, the team's captain, when he lit the lamp midway through the first period at 10:24 to give Eugene the one goal lead. Cody Arbelovsky provided the assist on the play, his team-leading ninth assist of the season.

After a relatively quiet first fifteen minutes of the second period, the Blazers scored their first two goals of the game to take a 2-1 lead. Kevin Duncan had the shorthanded goal to tie the game at one at 15:10, while Sam Vizenor connected soon after with a goal at 16:39.

Not to be outdone, Isaac Vincent quickly tied the game at two for the Generals, as he scored his first goal of the night just sixteen seconds later at 16:55. 

With a little over a minute left in the second period, the Blazers regained the one-goal advantage when Dylan Ryan scored to help Bellingham to a 3-2 lead going into the second intermission.

Vizenor scored his second goal of the game 4:26 into the third period, this time on the power play. On that same power play, Justin Sullivan also tallied a goal at 5:18 to give the Blazers a 5-2 cushion, which would ultimately be the final score of the contest.

Playing in his third consecutive game, Generals goalie Chris Pritchard stopped a total of 35 of 40 shots form Bellingham. Those 35 saves are the most Pritchard has recorded in a game this season.

The Generals close out the weekend tomorrow night on Halloween as they face the Blazers once again at 7:35pm. Fans can follow tomorrow night's action on Pointstreak or Fast Hockey

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For more information:
Ryan Colby
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