Jr. Generals roughed up by Junior Penguins





Joe McAuliffe of Goodrich is a returning veteran for the Flint Junior Generals, who play on weekends at Flint Iceland Arenas.

Joe McAuliffe of Goodrich is a returning veteran for the Flint Junior Generals, who play on weekends at Flint Iceland Arenas.

GAINES
— 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.

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