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2003 - 2004


Game Day Program Graphic
January 13, 2004
ECHL Game # 763
Home Game # 22
Referee: David Banfield
Linesmen: Jason Finlev, Paul Carnathan
National Anthem: ??



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 wraparound 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.


  • FIVE BACK Generals Captain Mark Turner is currently sitting in fourth place amongst the ECHL Leading Scorers where he has registered 46 points, trailing Mississppi's Steffon Walby (51 points). The Generals finished 2-2-0 for the week, however Turner demonstrated his leadership skills with a goal against Roanoke, following up that performance with two more against the Augusta Lynx, where he also registered two goals and finished the week with five points.
  • CAPTAIN BERT: Appearing in three of the four games that took place within the last week, netminder Daniel Berthiaume has been the leader of a steady defensive effort for the Generals. With his 19 wins (2nd in the ECHL); 1,838 minutes played (1st); and 936 save performance for the season, it is easily understood why his teammates have such a strong belief in his defense. "Especially when you are struggling, you are looking for your leaders to come out and produce. I think that happened tonight with Turner, Bayrack, and Gardiner had a great game. Our veteran defense also played a great game, with Berthiaume making some great saves, for us in the third," Matt Turek said of his team's performance against the Lynx.
  • REPRESENTING GREENSBORO WELL: Generals rookie and lone All-Star representative Tom Reimann remains amongst the ECHL Rookie Leaders in scoring with 32 points (11g 21a). Reimann is tied for fourth place in the league, just six points behind fellow rookie Joe Talbot (Arkansas) and Jon Cullen (Atlantic City) who have each netted 38 points. Reimann leads amongst the rookies with 12 power-play assists and ranks second among the rookies with power-play points 17.

"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.