Generals Fan
2003 - 2004


December 17, 2003

Inferno Score Late Goal

GREENSBORO - The Greensboro Generals dropped their second consecutive game to the Columbia Inferno, and with the loss fall to third place in the ECHL’s Southern Conference.

The Inferno (15-6-2) scored the games first goal, when at the 9:47 mark, Derek Eastman got a feed from Robin Carruthers and Chris St. Croix to take a 1-0 lead. Just over three minutes later, after winning a face-off, Greensboro knotted the game at 1-1. The Generals (15-9-1) Right Wing Chester Gallant scored his first goal of the season, after Joe Gerbe sent the puck in his direction, shooting to the right top shelf past netminder Josh Blackburn.

A defensive battle throughout the second period with a back-and-forth stoppage by both Daniel Berthiaume and Blackburn, was broken when the Inferno’s Paul Cabana scored at the 16:57, sending it past an outstretched Berthiaume. Just 21 seconds later, after being close on several attempts, the Generals Mike Bayrack scored his 10th goal of the season, becoming just the third current player this season to net 10-or-more goals. Columbia would again assume the lead with six seconds remaining in the period, when Eric LaBelle scored a wrap-around to make the score 3-2 heading into the third frame.

Once again the Generals and Inferno returned to their defensive roots, just as in the second, and the game would remain at 3-2 until the 9:52 mark. It was at that point that Columbia’s Paul Cabana scored on a break away, netting the insurance goal that gave the Inferno the final result of 4-2. This marked Cabana’s second goal of the game, as well as two assists from Alexander Burrows and Corey Hessler.

Greensboro now returns to the road where they take on the Gwinett Gladiators, Friday at 7:30. The Generals return to Greensboro the following night, when they take on the South Carolina Stingrays, at 7:30. Generals fans will have the chance to win one of six Playstation2’s, that will be handed out as prizes with in-game promotions, chuck-a-puck, and shoot-to-win, just to name a few. The Buzzard’s Crash will also be on-hand assisting with the chuck-a-puck.

Jon Cole
Media Relations Director
Greensboro Generals
(336) 373-7402 (office)