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Generals add two more youngsters to roster

August 20, 2008 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

FLINT, MI - The Flint Generals, proud members of the International Hockey announced today the signings of youngsters Maxime Mathieu and Ben Boudreau.

Mathieu, a native of Normandin, Quebec, spent last season close to home with the St. Jean Chiefs of the Quebec Senior Hockey League where he posted three goals and five assists for eight points and 160 penalty minutes. In 2006-2007, Mathieu played 38 games with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League where he notched two goals and three assists for five points in 138 penalty minutes in 39 games. "Max brings an element of speed and grit to our team that you have to have to be successful," said Head Coach Peter South. "His desire to compete and willingness to work to make himself a more rounded player made him very attractive to us."

Mathieu played two seasons (2004-05 & 2005-06) with the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where in 134 games he netted 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points and 422 penalty minutes.

The Generals also signed forward Ben Boudreau, who will be attending the Hershey Bears of the AHL training camp this fall. Boudreau played in the Eastern OHA Senior ‘A' League last season with Frankford. During the regular season, Boudreau had 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points. In the post-season Boudreau again didn't disappoint by picking up two goals and four assists for six points in seven games. "Ben is a bit of an unknown, but I had the good fortune to see him play and saw he has the potential to be an impact player in our league," said South. "You can see that he possesses a tremendous amount of skill, and that he's received great coaching throughout his youth as he's as positionally sound as any young player I've seen".

Hockey returns to Perani Arena and Event Center this fall as the Flint Generals face off their 39th season of professional hockey. Season Tickets and Corporate Partnerships are currently available. For further information, please call the Generals Corporate office at (810) 742-9422 or email them at info@flintgenerals.com. For further information on the signing of Maxime Mathieu or Ben Boudreau please contact Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting Denis J.Puska at 1-810-742-9422 or email him at djpuska@flintgenerals.com.

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