- Created: 24 February 2016
Eugene, OR – The Eugene Generals (21-13-1-1) will host the Wenatchee Wolves (34-1-0-0) in their final two regular season home games at the Rink Exchange.
Eugene and Wenatchee square off for a pair of contests on Friday and Saturday night, both beginning at 7:35 PM. Saturday’s game is the Generals’ annual Fan Appreciation Night, with prizes given away throughout the night along with an autograph session and skate with the Generals after the game.
All four games between the Generals and Wolves have been very competitive, with Wenatchee winning three of the four times. In each of the head-to-head contests, the Generals have either been tied with or led the Wolves after the second period. Only one of those times has led to a win for the Generals, when they handed Wenatchee their lone loss with a 2-1 victory in Eugene.
While both teams have clinched playoff spots, it is always important to carry momentum going into the postseason. The Generals have secured third place in the NPHL standings, and will square off against the Bellingham Blazers in the first round. Wenatchee, meanwhile, has clinched home-ice advantage throughout the postseason and will face the fourth-place Tri-Cities Outlaws.
Currently on a four-game losing streak, the Generals look to get back on track against the first-place team in the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NPHL). During the skid, the Generals have not only been outscored 20-8, but have also been outshot in each of a four-game span for the first time all year.
The Generals hope to rebound after a rough weekend in Washington against the Outlaws. Despite having early leads in both games, the Generals allowed the Outlaws to take leads in the second period and cruise to wins of 5-2 and 7-2. The eight-goal differential during the two-game set was the worst margin for the Generals in any series this season.
Since losing to the Generals in December, the Wolves have gone on yet another winning streak, which is currently at fifteen games. The Wolves come to Eugene with the league’s best offense averaging 6.6 goals per game while allowing just over a goal against per contest.
Counting this weekend, the Generals face the Wolves four more times to close out the 2015-16 regular season. Both teams end the season on March 5th and 6th in Wenatchee, one week before the playoffs start.
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