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Game Notes - Pre-Season Game - October 8, 2001
Greensboro Generals v. Charlotte Checkers

Greensboro Generals
The Generals are 2-2-0 in exhibition play thus far. The Generals played three of those games this past Saturday in Charlotte in a four-on-four round robin tournament with the Charlotte Checkers, Greenville Grrrowl, and Columbia Inferno. Greensboro won the tournament by posting a 2-1-0 record for the day. They defeated host Charlotte in the first game 4-3. Brian Loney scored two goals for the Generals in the contest, with Dion Lassu scoring once andJarrett Thompson scoring the game-winning goal with just over two minutes remaining. The Generals fell 3-0 to the Grrrowl in the second game, but turned the tables with a 3-0 win of their own against the Inferno. Trevor Hammer, Randy Copley, and Kelly Popadynetz supplied the offense, but it was goaltender Jonathan Forest who stole the show, saving all 39 shots he faced to post the shutout.

Charlotte Checkers
The Checkers are still seeking their first victory of the exhibition season, as they enter tonight's contest with a 0-2-2 record. They started the pre-season in Columbia last Friday, falling to the Inferno 3-1. Paul Giblin gave the Checkers the lead in that game, only to see Columbia score all three of their goals in the third period. On Saturday, the host Checkers could only salvage a pair of ties in three games. Their only loss was to the Generals 4-3. Dave Duerden tallied two of their scores, with Andre Signoretti netting the other goal. Charlotte then fled the Inferno 4-4 in their second game, and deadlocked with Greenville 2-2. Benoit Dusablon led the offensive attack in the two ties, scoring one goal and adding three assists, while Brandon Dietrich scored a goal in each game.

  • 10/8 Waived goaltenders Nick Aulich and Nick Reiser, defenseman Cohn Young, and forwards Jayson Philbin and Bobby Hanson.
  • 10/8 Goaltender Bujar Amidovski was assigned to the Generals by the Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL).
  • 10/8 Added goaltender Vitali Yeremeyev, defenseman Justin Harney, and center Benoit Dusablon to their training camp roster.

Notes & Numbers
  • The Generals only have two players on their roster who played for the club last year, Sal Manganaro and Jason Robinson.
  • Goaltender Jonathan Forest has not allowed a goal in the pre-season, saving all 51 shots he's faced.
  • Greensboro has ten players on their training camp roster who posted over 100 penalty minutes with their teams last season.
  • The Checkers have defeated the Generals nine straight times in the regular season.
  • Left wing Dave Duerden scored 25 goals.
  • Charlotte has only five players on their training camp roster who weigh over 200 pounds.
  • The Checkers have seven players on their roster who played in either the American or International Hockey League last season.

About The Game
Tonight is the final pre-season game for both clubs. They will see each other shortly, however, as the Checkers have their home opener against the Generals this Saturday night at 7:30. The two teams will meet a total of ten times this season, making Charlotte the Generals' most common opponent of the season. The Generals first home game against the Checkers is Saturday, November 3 at 7:30, which will•signify the Generals home opener in Winston-Salem.

The Knights kick off the season with a three game road trip. They open the campaign this Friday night at 7:35 at the Augusta Lynx.: That game cart be heard on.WCOG—1 320 AM After Saturday's contest in Charlotte (aired on WCOG and WTOB—AM1 380 ), the Generals will visit the expansion Reading Royals on Friday, October19 at 7:05 (aired on WCOG). The home opener for. the Generals is Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 when they complete a home-and-home senes against the Royals Tickets for all home games, including the home opener, are available Et.the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Tickets cost $16.00, $13.00, $11.00, and $9.00. The first Greensboro Generals coaches show will air on WWBG—1470AM on Monday, October 15 from 6:00 —7:00 from Parmesans' Great Italian Buffet at the corner of Pisgah Church Rd. and North Elm St; The show will be hosted by Generals' broadcaster Arley Johnson with head coach Graeme Townshend, along with several player guests throughout the season The show will air every Monday from 600—700 from Parmesan? dunng the entii year. Everyone is encouraged to attend,. or you can'call the show with questions for the coach at 323-1470.

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