2003 - 2004
November 20, 2003
ECHL Game # 203
Home Game # 8
Referee: Nygel Pelletier
Linesmen: Mark Hamlett, Paul Carnathan
National Anthem: Sherri Vestal
OVER THE NEXT 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 when they play the Mississippi Sea Wolves (November 20); Roanoke Express (November 21); South Carolina Stingrays at 7:00 p.m. (November 23-note the schedule change from the pocket schedule); 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."
ROYALS 5, GENERALS 1
READING, PA - For just the second time all season, the Greensboro Generals lost on the road. The Royals (7-3-3) Judd Medak led their offense charge, registering one goal and two assists.
Greensboro's Erik Wendell scored his first goal of the season, when at the 9:00 mark of the first period, he was a recipient of a Kurt Drummond assist, giving Greensboro a 1-0 lead. Unable to get the offense on track, the Generals were limited to just 25 shots in the game, and eight shots on all seven of its power-play chances.
Medak assisted on a power-play goal by Matt Snesrud that tied the score at 1-1 with 6:52 left in the second period and helped out on a tally by Peter Hay 83 seconds into the third. Medak added a power-play goal of his own late in the third to seal the scoring. Snesrud, Hay and David Masse all had a goal and an assist for Reading, which improved to 2-1-1 at home this season.
Cody Rudkowsky had 24 saves to improve to 4-2-1 on the season. Daniel Berthiaume turned away 37 shots in the loss.
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.