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Generals Weekly Notes

March 15, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

On The Record:

The Generals played three games this past week and came close to sweeping but came up just short, going 2-0-1-0 with their two wins coming against Dayton and the overtime loss coming against fourth place Bloomington.

Captain:

Generals captain Pascal Rheaume exerted his talent and experience Friday night in Dayton racking up 4 goals (two in the first, one in the second on the power play and one in the third). He followed up that performance with an assist in each of the following two Generals games. Rheaume is a smart player who knows how to throw his body around and is a physical presence without excess.

Playoff Hopes:

The Gens have moved 5 points ahead of Dayton for sole possession of 6th place. They are two points behind Quad City and now seven points behind 4th place Bloomington. With 15 games left in the season the Gens have a legitimate chance at the playoffs (4-0-1-0 in their last five and 5-1-1-0 in their last seven). Although the Generals have a great chance, they will have to find a way to beat Bloomington, a team they meet four more times this season and have only beat once.

Streaking Gens:

Prior to their overtime loss to the PrairieThunder on Sunday, the Generals had won four games in a row for their longest streak of the season and are unbeaten their past five and 5-1-1-0 their past 7 games, finding themselves one of the hottest teams in the league.

In comparison Bloomington had lost 4 straight and gone winless in 5 prior to their last two games, Dayton is 2-6-0-0 in their last eight, Fort Wayne is 3-2-0-0, Muskegon is 2-4-0-0 in their last six having lost four straight (longest losing streak of the season), Port Huron is 4-2-0-0 in their last six, and Quad City is 3-2-0-1 in their last six.

Misc.:

~ Pascal Rheaume's 4 goals Friday are the most for the Generals in a single game this season and ties a season high for the league this season

~ John Mori is second amongst Rookies in game winning goals with 4

~ Matt Moffat is 1 of 1 in shootouts

~ Flints special teams have moved out of last place overall into 6th

~ The Gens have a record of 12-4-2-1 when leading after one and 14-1-2-4 when leading after two

~ John Ronan's 12 shots Sunday against Bloomington is tied for a league high for most shots in a game by a player

This Week On The Ice:

The Generals hit the road for three games this week. They begin their journey Wednesday in Moline, IL when they pay a visit to the Quad City Mallards. The Generals are 4-3-0-1 against the Mallards this season.

Friday they travel to Bloomington to take another crack at the PrairieThunder. Flint has managed to win only 1 game against the PT in 8 games, going 1-6-1-0. If they want to make the playoffs, they will have to find a way to beat the fourth place Bloomington.

Saturday the team travels back up to Michigan to face the IceHawks in Port Huron. They have a record of 5-8-0-0 against P.H. but four of those wins came within their last six meetings, including three straight.

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