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March 22, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

FLINT, MI - The Flint Generals of the International Hockey League found week #22 tough on enemy ice. Rookie Maxime Lincourt had the hot-hand for the Generals with 2 goals against the Kalamazoo Wings. Here is a look back at last week's action.

Friday, March 20, 2009 -- Flint 0 @ Muskegon 5 - The Generals put some early pressure on Muskegon goaltender Clayton Pool with 13 first period shots but could not score. That could have been the difference early in this game as the Generals fell behind 2-0 after the first period, and gave up 3 more in the second period. Flint outshot Muskegon 35-26 and had some good chances early.

Saturday, March 21, 2009 -- Flint 6 @ Kalamazoo 7 -- Rookie forward Maxime Lincourt had a 3-point night scoring the first 2 goals of the game (short-handed and power play). Flint had a 2-1 lead after the first period and a 3-1 lead early in the second period on a Greg Bullock (22) goal.

Flint gave up the last 3 goals of the second period and trailed 4-3 heading into the third period. The Generals fell behind 5-3 early in the third period but fought back to tie it on goals by Justin Styffe (5) and Fenton area native Mike Podelnyk (1). Kalamazoo responded with 2 quick goals of their own to take a 7-5 third period lead. Flint's Travis Hanson (3) scored with just under 10:00 remaining to draw the Generals to within 1 goal at 7-6. The Generals pulled goaltender Chad Alban for the extra attacker in the final moments but could not force overtime.

Rookie of the Week Nomination - Forward Maxime Lincourt is our nominee for the Aquafina/IHL Rookie of the Week ending March 22, 2009. The 21-year old native of Montreal, PQ had 2 goals (1 short-handed, 1 power play) and 1 assist for 3 points on Saturday, March 21, 2009 in Flint's 7-6 loss at Kalamazoo.

Komets and Wings This Week: The Generals will prepare for 4 games in 5 nights in this, the 23rd week of play in the International Hockey League. Flint will be on the road for two games in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m. Catch all the action from both games at Fort Wayne's Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with the Generals' Robert Roe on WFNT 1470AM and the "Countdown to Faceoff" Pre-game Show at 7:10 p.m.

Flint wraps up the month of March with 2 home games this weekend. The Generals host Kalamazoo Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29th against the Fort Wayne Komets at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale on-line at and at the Perani Arena Ticket Office at (810) 744-0580.

2009-10 Season Tickets - The Flint Generals announce season tickets for the 2009-10 campaign are now on sale at General Rally's Surplus Store at Perani Arena. This is the Spring Special from now until May 31st. Your choice of seat in the house for $228.00.

Generals Invite You - The Generals will host "Best Seat in the House Night" to celebrate our new season and the support of our business partners and sponsors.

This will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Generals' game against Kalamazoo at 7:30 p.m.

We encourage everyone to come to the arena a couple of hours early to meet our sponsors and business partners. Check out the products they have to offer.

Then, take a look around the arena to select "Your Best Seat in the House" to secure Season Tickets for the 2009-10 campaign. Several of the Generals players will be on hand to meet and greet the crowd. For more details, contact the Flint Generals at (810) 742-9422.

Generals Remaining Home Schedule:

Saturday, March 28, 2009 vs.Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 29, 2009 vs. Fort Wayne, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 vs. Bloomington, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 3, 2009 vs. Muskegon, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 9, 2009 vs. Muskegon, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 11, 2009 vs. Port Huron, 7:30 p.m. (Regular season finale`)

Milestones - Veteran right wing Frank Littlejohn is only 1 assist shy of 200 in his pro career. Right winger Zach Pearson is on schedule to appear in his 100th pro game on Sunday against Fort Wayne.

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