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Greensboro also signs their fourth player from Ukraine Greensboro, NC — The Greensboro Generals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) have announced the addition of two players, goaltender Andre Racicot (RA-sih-koh) and center Alex Matvichuk. Both players will be in uniform tomorrow night when the Generals visit the Charlotte Checkers at 7:00. The game can be heard on Radio Disney—1320 AM.
Racicot, 32, is a veteran of eleven professional seasons. Racicot's career is highlighted by spending parts of five seasons with the storied Montreal Canadiens. Racicot played in 68 games for the Canadiens from 1990-94, posting a 26-23-8 record. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993, when he made a career high 26 appearances for Montreal, recording a sensational 17-5-1 mark. For his career, Racicot has played in a remarkable 323 games, holding a record of 146-118-27. Racicot was most recently in the West Coast Hockey League with the Bakersfield Condors last season.
Matvichuk, 26, has not played professional hockey since the 1999-2000 season. Matvichuk started his pro career in the East Coast Hockey League in 1996 with the Toledo Storm, when he notched 35 points (11g, 24a) in 39 games. His best season was with the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL in 1997-98, scoring 27 goals and 39 assists for 66 points in 70 games. He has a total of 132 points (46g, 86a) in 135 career games in the ECHL. His last two seasons of pro hockey were in the Russian Elite League, posting twelve goals and eight assists in 39 games. With Matvichuk's signing, the Generals now have four players from the Ukraine under contract. The others are Dmitri Markovski, Andrei Lupandin, and Vlad Serov. Lupandin is currently in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Cleveland Barons, while Serov is in Salt Lake City preparing to represent his country in the Olympics.
The Generals don't play at home again until Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 against the Pee Dee Pride from the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets are available at both the Greensboro Coliseum and LJVM Coliseum Annex Monday – Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00 and through the first period of all game nights. You can also order tickets through the Generals new ticket provider, Tickets.com, by calling toll-free at (888) 397-3100, or go to the Tickets.com link at www.greensborogenerals.com.