— The Flint Junior Generals dropped a pair of home games to the Pittsburgh Junior Penguins last weekend, losing, 10-2 Saturday night and 9-4 Sunday at Iceland Arenas.
Pittsburgh jumped on Flint in the first period of the first game, scoring five goals while outshooting the Generals, 28-7, in the period.
The Penguins made it 7-0 in the second period before Flint got on the board with third-period goals by Jacob Taylor at 37 seconds and Charles Chamberlain at 5:51. Andrew Lay of Swartz Creek assisted on the first goal.
Flint outshot Pittsburgh 36-28 in the last two periods, but still gave up three more goals in the last 12 minutes of the game.
The Generals hung with Pittsburgh a little longer Sunday, tying the game 1-1 in the first period on a Chamberlain goal assisted by Lay. The Penguins pulled away to a 3-1 lead by the end of the period, but Flint pulled back within 3-2 on Caleb O’Brien’s goal 3:17 in the second.
Chamberlain tallied his second goal at 12:46 of the second, but by then the Generals trailed 5-3 and didn’t score again until the final goal of the game, by Conner Enciso at 11:12 of the third.
Flint is 0-5 in the Central States Hockey League and goes on the road to Quad City this weekend. The Generals’ next home game is at 2:20 p.m. Oct. 17 against Battle Creek.