2003 - 2004
January 5, 2004
Generals - 4
Express - 3
(Score was actually Express 4 - Generals 3)
Site: Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va.
Why the Generals lost: The Generals couldn't overcome the three-goal lead the Express built in the first period. After battling to pull within one goal, the Generals hit the post with just under a minute to go and the game ended at 4-3.
Stars: Greensboro - Tom Reimman 1 goal, 1 assist; Roanoke - Rick Kowalsky 3 goals
The play: Roanoke scored its first two goals in the third minute of the first period, a scoring flurry that totted Greensboro to play catchup hockey for the rest of the game.
What they said: "You can't get down on the road and expect to get a victory. In this league you have to dominate the whole game, not just one period. It's important when you make a valiant effort, you at least need to get one point out of the loss." - Rick Adduono, Generals head coach.
Records: Greensboro 19-14-1. Roanoke 19-13-2.