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2003 - 2004


Game Day Program Graphic
December 26, 2003
ECHL Game # 433
Home Game # 17
Referee: Joe Ernst
Linesmen: Paul Carnathan, Bill Kicinski
National Anthem: Heather Murray


Generals 7, Grrrowl 1

GREENVILLE, SC -- Matt Elich scored a pair of goals and added two assists to help the Greensboro Generals (8-3-0) skate to a 7-1 victory over the Greenville Grrrowl (1-7-I). The victory marks the first time that the Generals have won four consecutive games since the final seven games of the 2002-03 season, where Greensboro was in the midst of a seven-game winning streak heading into the post season.

Elich, who has four goals with Greensboro, scored within the first five minutes of both the second and third periods and assisted on the first goal of the game by Kevin Grimes. Mark Turner potted a goal to provide the Generals with a 2-0 lead and later tallied on the power-play to record his first multiple-goal game of the year. Mike Bayrack finished with a goal and a pair of assists and Matt Turek chipped in with three helpers for Greensboro, which has beaten Greenville four consecutive times.

Daniel Berthiaume had 30 saves, including 22 in the first two periods, in the win. Chris Lynch scored with 51 seconds left in the middle period to account for the only goal for the Grrrowl, which has one victory in nine games. Michel Robinson allowed three goals in almost 11 minutes and Scott Kabotoff had 19 saves over the fInal 49 minutes of the contest for Greenville.


  • The Generals Captain Mark Turner (nine goals, 25a-34 points) is currently seventh in the ECHL among point leaders. He trails Mississippi's Brent Gauvreau (lSg; 30a-45 pts). As note, the SeaWolves rank three players in the top five amongst the ECHL league leaders in points.
  • Generals netminders Daniel Berthiaume and Jamie Hodson are the backbones of an Generals defense that is coming into its own as of late. In Berthiaume, Greensboro has the ECHL league leader in wins (15) and minutes (1,417); while "Bert" ranks second behind Pensacola's Brian Ekiund (772 saves) where he has amassed 713 stops. With Hodson, who has played in five games thus far, he ranks first in the ECHL in save percentage (.956) where he has made 172 saves, allowing just eight goals.
  • All-Star rookie Tom Reimann has moved to sixth in the ECHL among his fellow rookies, where he has scored eight goals and had 16 assists, totaling 24 points.
  • The defensive unit of the Generals has continued to improve with each passing week, with Kurt Drummond (7g-21a-28 points) ranking third in the ECHL amongst defenseman behind the SeaWolves Jim Baxter with 39 points. Fellow defensemen Geno Parrish is tied for fourth in the ECHL with 25 points.

"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. The half-hour "Coaches Corner" will air each Monday at 1:00 PM throughout the season. The "Coaches Corner" segment is part of the WGOS' "Our Town" program that is hosted by "Buffalo" Jack Umlaluf and Ogi Overman weekdays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The show will feature interviews with Adduono as well as segments with Generals players and their involvement in the community.