- Created: 21 November 2015
Kennewick, WA - The Eugene Generals (10-6-0-0) completed the weekend sweep of the Tri-Cities Outlaws (5-11-0-0) by defeating them 6-0 Saturday night.
One night after winning a close 2-1 battle, the Generals had a little more breathing room with six goals while not allowing any. Goalie Zealand Walterscheid recorded his second shutout in just his fifth career junior hockey start.
After a scoreless first period which saw Eugene outshoot Tri-Cities 17-10, the Generals struck first when Josh Hawn scored his second goal of the season, coming midway through the second period at 9:14. Baxter Cox and Cody Arbelovsky, both from Kenai, Alaska, each had assists on the team's first goal of the night.
Less than a minute later, Eugene native Jack Thornton recorded his first career junior hockey goal, lighting the lamp at the 10:08 mark of the second period. Jacob Ray provided the assist on Thornton's first goal, giving Eugene a 2-0 advantage going into the final intermission.
At 7:41 of the third period, Hawn tallied his second goal of the night, giving Eugene a three-goal lead. Dustin Gomez and Cole Bloemer recorded assists on the successful power play.
Isaac Vincent and Arbelovsky each followed with a goal of their own, both coming on the same power play thanks to a major penalty from the Outlaws. Vincent scored at 16:51, while Arbelovsky connected 57 seconds later at 17:48.
Playing in his first weekend series with the Generals, defenseman Morgan Neal recorded his first goal in a Generals uniform, coming with about a minute and a half left in the game. Bloemer and Nash Berkowitz each had assists on the final goal of the night.
The Generals will complete their four-game road trip next weekend when they square off against the first-place Wenatchee Wolves. Both games will be next Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 2:35pm.
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