Generals Get Second Win Over Blazers, 4-2
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The Eugene Generals (2-1-0) defeated the Bellingham Blazers (1-3-1) 4-2 in Saturday night’s rematch game.
The Generals showcased their depth tonight by receiving four goals from four different players.
Stephen Soloway got the Generals on the scoreboard early in the game, and Eugene wouldn’t look back from there. After taking his shot from the top of the faceoff circle, Soloway lit the lamp 3:32 into the first period.
Generals forward Matthew Walton scored his first goal of the season after collecting a center ice pass from Jacob Scheie. Walton put the puck top shelf, stick side on the Blazers goaltender 8:43 into the first.
Bellingham player Gerin Hohl scored a shorthanded goal on a two-on-one breakaway opportunity at 12:23 of the first.
The Blazers were determined to take the lead in the second period, but the Generals would not allow Bellingham to get as close as to tie the game.
Zak Johnson extended his point scoring streak to three games after netting one of his own in the second period. Johnson streaked down the left side of the ice before letting loose at the top of the faceoff circle and lighting the lamp 5:41 into the second period.
Mason Wade made it a one goal game by scoring an unassisted goal 12:02 into the second period.
After scoring a hat trick last night, Hunter Hartman gave the Generals a much needed insurance goal with less than one minute left in the second period. Hartman’s goal was the final goal of the game as neither team scored in the final period of play.
Soloway, who opened the game with the first goal, led all players with penalties at 19, more than all other Generals combined. Bellingham had 20 minutes of infractions on six penalties while Eugene had 31 minutes on 10 infractions. Hohl was responsible for 12 of Bellingham’s 20 minutes.
Goalie Mier y Gabriel received the win, while Robert McDonald was credited with the loss. Gabriel saved 24 of 26 attempts while McDonald saved 24 of 28.
The Generals will play on the road next Friday against the Vancouver Vipers, before coming home to play the Vipers on Breast Cancer Awareness night next Saturday.
1ST STAR: Mier y Teran, Gabriel (EUG)
2ND STAR: Walton, Matthew (EUG)
3RD STAR: Bambico, Connor (EUG)
|Hansen, Scott||0||0||0||0||2||Huelsman, Justin||0||0||0||0||0|
|Wade, Mason||1||0||1||0||0||Reinfelds, Krisjanis||0||0||0||0||0|
|Toivola, Kristjan||0||0||0||0||4||Duncan, Wyatt||0||0||0||0||0|
|Papayoanou, Adam||0||0||0||0||0||Scheie, Jacob||0||1||1||0||0|
|Wallace-Chang, Sean||0||0||0||0||0||Sullens, Austin||0||0||0||0||6|
|Hanson, Tyler||0||0||0||0||0||Bambico, Connor||0||2||2||0||0|
|MacDonald, Mark||0||0||0||0||0||Soloway, Stephen||1||0||1||0||19|
|Quint, Dawson||0||0||0||0||2||Greco, Nikolas||0||2||2||0||2|
|Moore, Kyler||0||0||0||0||0||Hoernlein, Connor||0||0||0||0||0|
|Byers, Kaleb||0||0||0||0||0||Johnson, Zak||1||0||1||0||2|
|Hohl, Gerin||1||0||1||0||12||Walton, Matthew||1||1||2||0||2|
|Turner, Micky||0||0||0||0||0||Margeson, Caleb||0||0||0||0||0|
|Neith, Kyle||0||0||0||0||0||Andersen, Cody||0||0||0||0||0|
|Foster, Cody||0||0||0||0||0||Hartman, Hunter||1||0||1||0||0|
|MacDonald, Robert||0||0||0||0||0||Schwartz, Ronald||0||0||0||0||0|
|TEAM||2||0||2||0||20||Mier y Teran, Gabriel||0||0||0||0||0|