- Created: 06 March 2016
Wenatchee, WA – The Eugene Generals (21-17-1-1) lost their regular season final 4-1 to the Wenatchee Wolves (39-1-0-0) Sunday at the Town Toyota Center.
Sunday marked the official end of the 2015-16 regular season. After today, the Generals will prepare for the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NPHL) Playoffs, where they will face the Bellingham Blazers in the first round of a best-of-five series.
Hunter Hegdahl of Wenatchee began the game with two first period goals to give his team a 2-0 advantage early on. His goals came at 6:22 and 9:41, with Max Roth, Otto Chao, and Anders Johnson each recording assists.
With about thirty seconds left on a penalty kill, Buddy Dale scored a shorthanded goal to make it a 2-1 game. The shorthanded goal, which was unassisted, happened at the 13:58 mark of the first period.
Moments later at 15:31, Denton Hymer scored his first goal of the game, helping the Wolves to a 3-1 lead going into the first intermission. Johnson tallied his second assist, along with Will Connors recording one as well.
After a scoreless second period, the Wolves quickly scored just twenty-two seconds into the third period. Hunter Alden lit the lamp for Wenatchee, the team’s only power play goal of the game, with Johnny Schacher and Richie Stickle providing assists.
One week after recording a career-high in saves against the same team, Generals goalie Zealand Walterscheid once again faced a number of shots from Wenatchee. The rookie from New Mexico stopped 45 of 49 shots, his second-most saves in a game this season.
The aforementioned NPHL Playoffs kick off Friday night. The Generals travel to Bellingham next weekend for games one and two, and will host a game three on Friday, March 18th and, if necessary, a game four the following night. Playoff tickets are on sale now at eugenegenerals.com.
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