Fast start doesn't help Generals

Matthew Gourlie
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Moose Jaw Generals

The Moose Jaw Generals scored on their second shift of the game Friday.

Unfortunately for the Generals it was all downhill from there. The Saskatoon Blazers scored three unanswered goals to beat the Generals 3-1 in Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League play.

The Generals are now 5-3 as they prepare to host the Beardy’s Blackhawks Sunday afternoon (1:30 p.m., Mosaic Place).

“That’s three games in a row now where we haven’t been very good,” said Generals head coach Ray Wareham. “Our work ethic has kind of disappeared on us here. We’re not willing to go to the hard areas to score.”

Donovan Neuls opened the scoring for the Generals 56 seconds into game, but it didn’t give the Generals the spark they needed.

“We got a puck to the net. There was a screen and it went in,” said Wareham. “We just kind of went backwards from there.”

The Warriors earned a split a weekend ago on the road against the Battlefords Stars. Wareham wasn’t impressed with either of those performances. He feels their recent road struggles may come down to learning how to get mentally focused on road trips at this level.

Brad Bigsby tied the game for the Blazers with two seconds left in the opening period. The Blazers went ahead for good when Carter Amson scored short-handed early in the second period.

“There has been just too many mistakes defensively and we’re giving up too many easy goals,” said Wareham.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League

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