- Created: 29 October 2008
The Eugene Generals (8-3) will host the Coeur d’Alene Lakers (3-7) this Thursday at 8:05 PM and the Rogue Valley Wranglers (1-9) this Friday and Saturday at 7:35 PM at Lane Events Center-Ice. The games will wrap up the most strenuous nine day schedule (six games) the Generals have ever had.
The Generals are currently tied for second place in the NORPAC Pacific Division with the Puget Sound Tomahawks (8-6), but the Generals have three games in hand over the Tomahawks. The Generals are eight points behind the league leading Seattle Totems (12-2), but have three games in hand over the Totems as well.
“This has been a long week for everybody, but I think we’ve rested the boys well, and we should be ready to go for all three games this weekend,” Generals Head Coach Jay Miller stated. “We have to stay focused on the task at hand. We got off to a slow start against Rogue Valley on Monday, and I don’t want that to happen this weekend. If we play our game and stick to our systems I am very confident that the outcome will be in our favor.”
The Generals didn’t lose a game against the Lakers or the Wranglers last season, and have yet to lose a game (3-0) to the Wranglers this season. The Generals will face the Wranglers a total of ten times this season, and this Thursday will be the first of six meetings between the Generals and Lakers.
The Generals lead both the Lakers and Wranglers in most statistical categories. The Generals have twelve more goals (with one game in hand) than the Lakers and Wranglers combined, and have only allowed 29 goals against on the season compared to 52 for the Lakers and 73 for the Wranglers.
The Generals are second in the Pacific Division in both power play (20.78%) and penalty killing (87.18%) percentage, where as the Lakers rank fifth in power play percentage (14.06%) and last in penalty killing percentage (77.78%), and the Wranglers rank last in power play percentage (2.56%) and sixth in penalty killing percentage (78.69%). The Wranglers have yet to score a power play goal against the Generals in 26 opportunities.
The game this Thursday against the Coeur d’Alene Lakers and the games this Friday and Saturday against the Rogue Valley Wranglers will be broadcast on GiTV. For more information on upcoming games or GiTV please visit eugenegenerals.com.
For more information:
Chris Bilder, Public Relations/Marketing, Eugene Generals