- Created: 26 February 2016
Eugene, OR – The Eugene Generals (21-14-1-1) lost their fifth consecutive game with a 3-1 loss to the Wenatchee Wolves (35-1-0-0) Friday night at the Rink Exchange.
In the first game of their penultimate regular season series, the Generals allowed two third period goals on their way to a 3-1 loss. Generals goalie Zealand Walterscheid recorded a career-high in saves, stopping 54 of 57 shots from the Wolves.
The Generals took the early 1-0 during the first period, when Cole Bloemer shot the puck over Wenatchee goalie Bronson Moore for the team's only goal. Buddy Dale and Xavier Murdoch each had assists on the goal, coming at 15:06 of the period.
Wenatchee tied the game at one during the second period, when Richie Stickle connected on assists from Hunter Alden and Will Connors. Like most of the matchups between the Wolves and Generals this season, the game would remain tied going into the final period.
During the third and final period, the Wolves were able to score twice within a two-minute span to take the lead for good. Alden scored the go-ahead goal at 3:50, with Coleton Booth adding one of his own at 5:34.
Four penalties in the last twelve minutes for the Generals would hurt the team’s chances of tying the game. Even after pulling the goalie with over a minute left, the Generals could not score twice to force overtime, leading to Wenatchee winning the first game of the series.
The Generals and Wolves square off again tomorrow night at 7:35, the last regular season home contest for Eugene. Tomorrow is also the Generals’ Annual Fan Appreciation Night, with fans having the opportunity to get autographs from and skate with the team after the game. Tickets are on sale at eugenegenerals.com.
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