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January 30, 2003 - ECHL (ECHL) - Greensboro Generals News Release

GREENSBORO GENERALS

The Generals moved into a tie for first place with a 4-3 overtime win over South Carolina last night. The Generals trailed 1-0 early, but Shane Campbell tied the game at 1-1 in the first period. The Stingrays took the lead later in the first period and added another goal for a 3-1 lead in the second, but Sam Ftorek cut the deficit in half with a power play goal, and Matt Turek evened the score at 3-3 early in the third period. Pete Gardiner won the game in the opening minute of overtime, as the Generals won their fifth straight game.

ROANOKE EXPRESS

The Express lost a 4-3 shootout decision at the Charlotte Checkers last Saturday. Roanoke allowed two goals in the first 2:15 of the game, but they settled down and managed to tie the game at 2-2 by the break on Doug Schueller’s first goal of the year and another by Dan Carlson. Charlotte regained the lead midway through the second period, but Dylan Gyori netted the equalizer in the final minute of the period. Following a scoreless third period and overtime, the Checkers pulled out the shootout decision, outscoring the Express 2-1.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

¨ 1/28 Released Terry Jarkowsky as an emergency backup goalie.

¨ 1/28 Goaltender Sebastien Centomo was reassigned to the Generals by the St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL).

¨ 1/28 Center David Del Monte was placed on team suspension.

¨ 1/29 Defenseman Juraj Slovak was activated from the 7-day injured list.

¨ 1/25 Activated defenseman Doug Schueller from the 7-day injured list.

¨ 1/25 Placed left wing Shawn Limpright on the 7-day injured list.

NOTES & NUMBERS

¨ The Generals will have sole possession of first place with a win or a tie tonight.

¨ A Generals win tonight will give them a franchise record six game winning streak.

¨ The Generals overtime win last night was their first of the season.

¨ David Whitworth’s next assist will break a tie with Sal Manganaro for the most all-time assists as a General at 85.

¨ Tony MacAulay is making his coaching debut tonight after Perry Florio was fired by the Express yesterday.

¨ Roanoke has three players (Jason Jaffray, Dylan Gyori and Rick Kowalsky) in the top five in the league in scoring.

¨ All nine of Duncan Dalmao’s goals have been scored on the power play.

¨ Dan Carlson has scored eleven points (6g, 5a) in his last five games. ABOUT THE GAME

This is the fourth of seven meetings of the season between the Generals and the Express. Greensboro is 1-1-1 against the Express this year, winning the last game 3-1 at home on January 15. Greensboro hosts the Express for the final time on February 16 at 4:00 in a game originally scheduled to be played on the 15th. Don’t forget fans, you can also tune into all home games in the Coliseum on closed circuit radio (96.5 FM), with Arley Johnson handling the play-by-play. You can also call Arley with questions on the air between periods at 275-9738.

NEXT HOME GAME: The Generals begin a five game road trip this Saturday at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies at 3:05 in a battle for the northeast division lead. That game will air live on WPET 950-AM and www.greensborogenerals.com after originally set to be on tape delay. The Generals don’t play at home again until Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 against the Richmond Renegades. That contest is a “Thirsty Thursday” sponsored by R. H. Barringer, with all Anheuser-Busch drafts selling for just one dollar. All games can be heard on.

THE FRONT LINE: The Generals coaches show The Front Line airs live Monday night on WPET 950-AM from 6:00 – 7:00 from Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill on High Point Rd. Join Generals head coach Rick Adduono, broadcaster Arley Johnson, and special guest David Whitworth for a look back at the week gone by and a preview of the week ahead. Generals players appear weekly on the show, tickets will be given away at Jack Astor’s, and fans can call in their questions to Coach Adduono at (336) 275-9738.

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