2003 - 2004
November 23, 2003
ECHL Game # 223
Home Game # 10
Referee: Chris Brown
Linesmen: Todd Owen, John O'Brien
National Anthem: Kerri Kearns
GAME THREE OF FIVE
HOME-ICE ADVANTAGE: The Greensboro Generals will be used to "home cooking" as they face their first five-game home stand of the season. Opening with a 4-3 victory over the Mississippi Sea Wolves (November 20), the Generals continued with games against Roanoke Express (November 21); South Carolina Stingrays tonight. The home stand continues next week when they face the Reading Royals (November 26); and Florida Everblades (November 27th). The lengthy home scheduling marks the first time that Greensboro will play five games at home, the next coming in January, as the Generals will turn their attention to the second half of the schedule.
Following their most recent home loss, Head Coach/General Manager Rick Adduono addressed the importance of winning at home, saying "It is very tough, and it is unacceptable. We have lost too many games early in the season in our own building. They have been entertaining. We have battled and made things happen, but you have to battle harder."
LAST TIME OUT
STINGRAYS 2, GENERALS 1
Greensboro, NC - In a physical battle of two teams with one thing in common, both have been under the direction of Head Coach Rick Adduono, the South Carolina Stingrays emerged with a 3-2 victory. The 7,281 in attendance at the Greensboro Coliseum were witness to nine General powerplays, while the Stingrays answered with 11 of their own.
In the opening period, the Stingrays (1-0-0) converted the first of 11 power-play opportunities that they would encounter, as Kevin Spiewak gave South Carolina a 1-0 lead at the 13:56 point.
A barrage of scoring came in the second period, when Greensboro (0-1-0) knotted the game on a Bryson Busniuk goal at the 1:03 mark. Busniuk caught a feed from Sam Ftorek and Tom Reimann, giving Greensboro it's first goal of the 2003-04 season. The Generals second goal would come with just over eight minutes remaining in the period, as Tom Reimann converted the lone Generals power-play opportunity to give Greensboro a 2-1 lead. However, in the dosing minutes of the second, the Stingrays offense would retaliate as Chris Huppe tied the game at 2-2, off assists from Mike Jickling and Kevin Spiewak.
Tough battles and brawls throughout the game, South Carolina took advantage of a power-play situation, as Mart DeRosiers scored at the 12:46 mark of the third period, proving to be the game winner.
IN THE BARRACKS
"Coaches Corner": The Greensboro Generals have announced Head Coach/General Manager Rick Adduono will appear on the "Our Town" radio show (WGOS 1070-AM) each Monday afternoon beginning October 13. The half-hour "Coaches Corner" will air each Monday at 1:00 PM throughout the season.