Generals topple Pat Canadians 4-1

Matthew Gourlie
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Moose Jaw Generals

The Moose Jaw Generals weathered a late storm and dispatched the Regina Pat Canadians 4-1 in Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League action Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Place.

The Generals put together two strong periods to take a 2-0 lead against the league-leaders from Regina.

"I thought it was arguably one of our best efforts of the season," said Generals head coach Ray Wareham.

Trey Tendler opened the scoring for the Generals when he banged home a loose puck. Late in the middle frame, Brett Bohlken's point shot doubled the Generals lead on a five-on-three power play.

The Generals took a double-minor for head contact late in the second and began the third will a long penalty kill.

"We took an undisciplined penalty and that kind of set us on our heels," said Wareham. "We killed it off, but then we took another one right after that."

Mitch Lipon scored seven seconds into that power play, with new Moose Jaw Warrior prospect Jayden Halbgewachs picking up an assist.

The Pat Canadians pushed hard for an equalizers, but the Generals were able to right the ship until Shane Collins scored on a  blast from the point with 4:24 left.

"The kids held on. We're a little fragile right now and we were a little scrambly, but we got it back together. That third goal was huge," said Wareham.

Ben Duperreault scored into an empty net for the Generals.

Generals defenceman Drew Fellner left the game in the second period and was taken to hospital with what is suspected to be a separated shoulder.

The Generals also held their annual bake sale and raised $683 that will go to the Mandi Schwartz Foundation.

Organizations: AAA Hockey League, Mandi Schwartz Foundation

Geographic location: Sask.

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