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Generals Force Game 7 with 5-2 Victory over Muskegon

May 4, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

FLINT, MI - Tyler Howells slap shot goal with 41 seconds left in the 2nd period while the Generals were enjoying a 5 on 3 powerplay advantage proved to be the game winner as the Flint Generals defeated the Muskegon Lumberjacks 5-2 in front of 1,720 fans at Perani Arena Tuesday night to force game 7 in their semi final series.

Flint opened the scoring in the 1st period when Mike Olynyk beat Sebastien Centomo at the 8:13 mark while both teams were playing 4 aside. Brian Bicek tied it up for Muskegon just over 7 minutes later, but John Ronan scored on a snap shot at the 18:25 mark to send the Generals into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. Matt Krug tied the game for the Lumberjacks at the 4:33 mark of the 2nd on the powerplay, and Howells got that back for the Generals late in the period to give Flint a 3-2 lead after 2 periods. John Mori scored the insurance marker for the Generals at the 8:44 mark of the 3rd and Jamie Schaafsma scored the 2nd powerplay goal for the Generals with 33 seconds left to round out the scoring.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Muskegon at 7pm, and the Generals are heading across state with a large contingent of fans. Two and possibly three busloads of fans will be going to Muskegon to cheer on the Generals and show their support. The winner of tomorrow's game 7 will then face the two-time defending Turner Cup Champion Fort Wayne Komets in the finals.

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