Eugene, Seattle Set For Weekend Series In Emerald Valley
The Eugene Generals (6-15-0-1) are set to resume play this weekend when the team welcomes the Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds to the Emerald Valley for a two-game, Saturday-Sunday series at The Rink Exchange.
Following a hard-fought series versus the Portland Jr. Winterhawks that saw Eugene drop two close games, the Generals hit the ice again this weekend, looking to get in the win column for the first time in 2019.
The upcoming two-game series between the Generals and Jr. Thunderbirds will be the third and fourth meetings of the season between the two programs. Eugene had Seattle’s number in the beginning of December, sweeping the Jr. Thunderbirds with impressive 6-0 and 9-2 victories, which featured a four-goal performance from Cody Arbelovsky and hat trick from Jared Coday, respectively. With the Generals looking to snap its five-game losing streak, they hope to spark some of that same magic again this weekend versus Seattle.
Third-year forward Cody Arbelovsky continues to fill up the stat sheet for the Gens, tallying nine goals in his past seven games. In net, first-year netminder Carson Roisum will look to continue his strong season and translate it into his first win of 2019. Roisum, who is scheduled to start on Saturday, has compiled a .912 save percentage through 16 games played.
Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30pm PST, while Sunday’s game is scheduled for an early start, with the puck dropping at 9:45am PST. Prior to Sunday’s game, the Generals will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at 9:00am PST at The Rink Exchange.
The matchup against the visiting Jr. Thunderbirds continues this season's slate of games against elite 18U opponents as the 2018-19 schedule features a wide array of Tier III junior, ACHA collegiate, and 18U opponents, a diverse schedule format that can be likened to that of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP).
The Eugene Generals maintain Independent sanctioning by USA Hockey and are the only Tier III junior hockey program in the Northwest to be officially sanctioned by USA Hockey.
Tickets, Broadcast Info, and More...
Tickets to this weekend's games can be purchased online at EugeneGenerals.com or in-person at The Rink Exchange starting approximately one hour prior to game time. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $6 for seniors/students, and children under the age of five are free.
The Eugene Generals Hockey Network will provide a live, free stream of both games via YouTube Live. Remember to subscribe to the Eugene Generals on YouTube to stay up to date ahead of each EGHN broadcast.