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December 9, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

FLINT, MI - The Flint Generals continued down the right path week eight of this IHL season with their games against Bloomington and Fort Wayne. They ended the first games of December with a 1-0-1-0 record, nabbing three of four possible points. The games improved their overall record to 6-12-1-2 and 15 points through 21 games, and the recognition of John Mori as Rookie of the Week.

Friday, Bloomington was in town and the Generals handled them with ease, putting up a 3-0 lead before the end of the first period getting power play goals from John Mori and Tony Tuzzolino, and a second goal by Tuzzolino late in the period. They added two third period goals to finish off the PrairieThunder by a final score of 5-2. Rookie netminder Rob Nolan was between the pipes for third straight game, stopping 35 of 37 shots faced through 60 minutes.

The Gens headed to Fort Wayne Sunday for an afternoon contest with the Komets. The Gens struck first blood late in the first with a score from John Ronan but the Komets took control in the second getting goals from former General Leo Thomas and David Hukalo. Rick Smith tied the game 2:31 into the final frame which sent the game to an extra five minute session. Thomas and the Komets did not need much time to find the back of the net, beating Rob Nolan just 2:02 into overtime.

The team is on the road for the next three games, hitting Bloomington, Quad City and Port Huron along the way. Friday the team is in Bloomington in search of their fourth win in five games and to improve their record to 2-1 against the PrairieThunder.

Sunday the 13th the Generals visit Moline, IL for game four against the Mallards. Through three games, the Gens are 2-1 against Quad with the Gens coming out on top 6-2 in their last meeting Nov. 8th.

Tuesday they head down I-69 to Port Huron for game one of a home and home with the IceHawks. Game two is Friday, Dec. 18th at Perani Arena when the Generals host Toys for Tots Night. There will be boxes around the lobby and the concourse for fans to donate new toys to less fortunate kids in the Flint community. It is also the second "Pre-Holiday Shopping Night" at Perani with new vendors and many of the vendors present December 4th.

Tickets for this Friday's game and all Generals home games are available at the Perani Arena Ticket Office, by phone at 810-744-0580, or through Ticketmaster. For group ticket information, call the Generals office at 810-744-0222 or visit our website For information on being a vendor for Dec. 18th "Pre-Holiday Shopping Night," call the Generals office. All Generals games home and away, are available for viewing on our website through the B2 Network.

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