2003 - 2004
January 24, 2004
HODSON RECORDS SEASON’S FIRST SHUTOUT
CHARLOTTE - For the third different time this season, the Greensboro Generals have won four consecutive games, and at the same time the team has captured four consecutive road wins all in the same fashion. The feat became reality when a 22-save performance by netminder Jamie Hodson paced the way for a 1-0 victory over the Charlotte Checkers.
An early first period goal, coming just 1:28 into the contest by Mark Turner, proved to be all that Greensboro would need en route to the win. With Turner coming off the Generals bench because of the team penetrating the offensive zone, a hard shot by defenseman Geno Parrish rebounded to Turner who sent the shot from the point into the back of the net for the game’s only goal.
Defensive stands by Greensboro, combined with the Checkers attempting 16 shots over the second and third period, helped pave the way for the first shutout of the season. The Generals faced two separate Checker power-play situations in the third period which they managed to stave off with tough defensive play, the most important coming with just under one minute remaining in the game. The Checkers removed netminder David St. Germain in favor of giving themselves an extra skater, when on a break-away Doug Christiansen got a one-on-one opportunity with Hodson, where he was stopped. The Generals defense replied by passing the puck in their own offensive zone to stop the Checkers scoring opportunities.
Greensboro will return home on Wednesday, January 28th and 29th with consecutive games against Gwinnett and Charlotte, both with a starting time of 7:00 p.m.
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