2003 - 2004
January 8, 2004
ECHL Game # 517
Home Game # 21
Referee: Travis Smith
Linesmen: Paul Carnathan, Thomas Steen
National Anthem: Tera Cox
(it was actually big sister and fellow Ice Girl - Tiffany Cox)
FINALLY, IN OUR HOUSE!
1/08/03 - CHARLOTTE-The Greensboro Generals have now won three of their last four games, with the possibility of having their first three game winning streak of the season, following a 4-3 win over the. Charlotte Checkers. Ironically the first time that the Generals won three games in a row during last season was also in November, when with games over the Pee Dee Pride, followed by a home-in-home series with the Trenton Titans, the Generals captured three consecutive wins.
The Checkers made a valiant comeback Friday night but came up one goal short in a 4-3 loss to the Greensboro Generals at Cricket Arena. Greensboro built a 4-1 lead in the second period but the Checkers kept fighting to make it a close game. Charlotte, playing without six of their top players, scored a goal late in the second period and one early in the third but could not get the equalizer.
The two teams traded goals in the first period 8:30 of the contest. Charlotte jumped on the board first as 20 year-old Rory Rawlyk knocked the puck in on a scrum in front of Generals' goalie Daniel Berthiaume at 5:24 for a 1-0 Checkers lead. Greensboro tied it up at 1-1 at 8:30 as Mike Bayrack banged one home from in close. The Generals would take the lead with only seven seconds left in the period on a tally by Bryson Busniuk, for a 2-1 first period advantage.
In the second period the Generals stretched their lead to 4-1, as Drummond scored at 2:59, followed by Sam Ftorek's strike at 14:05. Checkers Head Coach Don MacAdam decided to switch goaltenders, removing starter David St. Germain in favor of Scott Meyer. The Checkers got an important power-play goal late as Blaz Emersic tipped in a shot from the point to cut the Generals lead to 4-2 after two periods.
The Checkers cut the lead to 4-3 early in the third period on Lucas Lawson's goal just 2:37 into the period. Charlotte continued to apply the pressure in the third period by out shooting the Generals 13-8, bit they could not get the tying goal past Berthiaume.
12/30/03-In the re-match in the Checkers quest to gain a win, in a spot for the Carolina Cup, Scott Meyer made 36 saves as the Charlotte Checkers blanked the Greensboro Generals, 3-0.
Meyer made double-digit saves in each period en route to his fourth career shutout. Mike Hartman, Blaz Emersic and Dusty Jamison all scored in the second period for Charlotte, which improved to 9-3-1 in December.
Daniel Berthiaume registered 28 saves for Greensboro, which was shut out for only the second time this season.