- Created: 15 January 2017
The Eugene Generals (25-6-3, 53pts) defeated the West Sound Warriors (3-30-1, 7pts) on Saturday night by a final score of 12-1 at the Bremerton Ice Center in Bremerton, Washington.
Facing off for the second time in as many nights, the Generals entered Saturday's matchup eager to make amends for Friday's surprising loss to the Warriors, a 2-1 defeat that saw the Generals lose an early lead before ultimately falling in a shootout.
The Generals quickly quelled any worries of a slip up for a second straight night as forward Colton Symbol scored on a power play just ten seconds into the game to give the Generals a 1-0 lead, and teammate Cole Bloemer would follow four minutes later with a power play goal of his own to double the Eugene lead. At the 7:15 mark, Frazier "Butch" Mohler would score for the fifth time in eight games and Brett Sparks would score the team's third power play goal of the period at the 15:11 mark to give Eugene a 4-0 lead entering the first intermission.
The second period would bring eight goals between the two teams - seven of which were scored by the Generals - as Symbol would start the scoring spree early in the frame with his second power play goal of the game followed five minutes later by Warriors forward Alexander Dudley who cut the West Sound deficit back to four. However, Eugene's lead would only increase from there as Bloemer (3), Symbol (2) and Mohler each lit the lamp during the final twelve minutes of the second period which highlighted by shorthanded goals from both Symbol and Mohler.
In the third period, Mohler would score the only goal of the frame to complete his hat trick and seal a 12-1 win for the Generals. Eugene goaltender Christopher Alexakis finished with 20 saves on 21 shots to earn his 16th win of the season while Bloemer and Symbol each finished with four goals.
The Generals now return home for a week of practice before heading back to Washington to play a two-game series vs. the second place Seattle Ravens on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. Both games will be played at 6:35pm PST with coverage available via HockeyTV and live updates provided via Twitter. Remember to follow the Generals on Facebook and Twitter throughout the 2016-17 season for updates, information and behind-the-scenes content.