2003 - 2004
December 11, 2003
GLADIATORS BATTLE OFF GENERALS, WIN 2-0
TITANS, TEDDY BEAR TOSS, SET FOR FRIDAY
GREENSBORO - Following several changes to the roster of the Greensboro Generals earlier in the afternoon, the team was left searching for its identity. When the Generals faced the Gwinett Gladiators, the answer for Greensboro was a very tough netminder in the form of Michael Garnett, who lead the way for a 2-0 Gladiators victory.
With defenseman Ryan Bonni recalled to Grand Rapids, combined with defenseman Kevin Grimes played on the 7-day injured reserve, the Greensboro Generals were reliant upon the services of Dean Shmyr and Dave LoPresti. Another fellow newcomer, goaltender Jamie Hodson, started in net for Greensboro and along the way recorded 32 saves in his first game back in a Generals uniform.
The first goal came at the 15:01 mark of the opening period, when Wes Fox sent a laser shot past Hodson. The second came just over the midway point of the second, when on a power-play Kevin Doell made the deficit 2-0 heading into the third. Greensboro was unable to capitalize on 40 shots on goal, along with five power-play opportunities. The Garnett shutout marks the first time since February 14th of last season that Greensboro did not record a goal.
When the Generals take on the Trenton Titans at 7:30 on Friday, December 12th, those fans that bring in a teddy bear to the game will receive $2 off any ticket prior to entering the game. The bears will be donated to children in the pediatrics ward of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, as well as children in the cancer clinic at Duke Hospital. Following the first goal scored by the Greensboro Generals in Friday night’s game against the Trenton Titans, fans are encouraged to toss their teddy bears onto the ice as part of the game festivities.
The Greensboro Generals Booster Club, under the coordination of Karen Davenport, is also coordinating Operation Happy Holidays. In section 104 of the Greensboro Coliseum, kids and adults are welcome to stop by the Booster Club table to make Holiday cards to send to the troops overseas. Card making will occur in between the periods on December 11 and December 12. Everyone should stop by in order to spread some holiday cheer.
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