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D.K. Williams ESP Magazine - December 5, 2001
The Generals got the simian off their shoulders Friday night in Winston-Salem. They got their first home victory of the year, beating the Columbus Cottonmouths 5-3 to improve their home record to 1-6-1.
Frederic Henry was the winning goaltender for the Generals Friday night. He made the start after being reassigned from the American Hockey League Albany River Rats earlier in the week.
On Saturday, the Generals lost to the Richmond Renegades 4-2, also in Winston-Salem. Andrei Lupandin and Brian Loney each scored within a one-minute span to give the Generals an early 2-0 lead less than six minutes into the contest. That was all the offense Greensboro could muster.
Coach Graeme Townshend remained positive after the loss. "I thought we played really well, (and) disciplined. (We made) very few mistakes. We just have to bear down on our scoring chances. We had 40 shots, you have to score tour or five goals (with that many shots)."
THE NEW GUYS
Henry (on-REE) was the odd man out in Albany, at least for the time being. His stay with the Generals could be short-lived. The Gens placed goalie Jonathan Forrest on the injured list to make room for Henry.
If Henry stays for very long, Forrest will not. Generals coach Graeme Townshend made some additional roster moves.
Right wing Bret DeCecco (de CHECK o) and defender Steve Chabbert (SHAB-ert) joined the team from Roanoke in a trade for Jarrett Thompson and future considerations. "We needed to shake things up a little bit," Townshend said. "We increased our depth both offensively and defensively with this trade. I didn't want to trade Jarrett, but getting Bret and Steve in return will provide this team with some much needed energy and enthusiasm."
In a swap of defensemen, Kevin Knopp was sent to the Cincinnati Cyclones for offensive-minded Andre Lupandin (lu-PAHN-din).
Chris Brassard did not play last week, but he has been cleared to play by a medical doctor. "He's been cleared to play. It's up to him," Townshend said.
The Generals (6- 11-2) have four games this week, and three of them are in Greensboro. This Wednesday, December 5, the Generals look to get another home win, when they take on the Columbia Inferno (11-11-3) in a 7 p.m. contest.
The Inferno are coached by former Generals assistant coach Scott White. White and Townshend played together for the Prince Edward Island Senators of the AHL during the 1993-94 season.
Friday, the Generals are in beautiful Trenton, New Jersey, to take on the conference-leading Titans (16-6-2). The team then must hop on a bus to come back home for a Saturday night game at the Coliseum. After a night of sleep on a rolling cot, the Gens take on the Pee Dee Pride (16-5-2) in a 7:30 start.
After a night in their own beds (or at least the bed of a close, personal friend of their choice), the Generals get up to play a Sunday afternoon game against the Augusta Lynx. The matinee starts at 3 p.m.
See you at the Coliseum.