Jr. Generals tie it at :08, lose shoot-out on Sunday

CLEVELAND — The Flint Junior Generals dropped a pair of games to Cleveland last weekend, losing, 6-2, on Saturday and then falling, 5-4, in a shootout on Sunday.

Flint outshot the Junior Lumberjacks, 46-41, on Saturday, but never saw the lead after falling behind, 2-0, on two Cleveland powerplay goals in the first period. Shane Totten cut it to 2-1 at 4:43 of the second on an assist from Charles Chamberlain. But Cleveland scored the next four goals.

Totten, a forward from Traverse City who joined the team last Thursday, scored again with 3:33 left in the game on an assist from James Odom.

Flint tied Sunday’s game, 4-4, in thrilling fashion when Totten connected with just eight seconds left in the third period. But after a scoreless overtime, the Generals were shut out in the shootout and Cleveland scored twice in the first four attempts to nail down the victory.

Once again, Flint fell behind, 2-0, in the first period. But, the Generals battled back three times to tie it.

Chamberlain got them started with 59 seconds left in the first on assists from Warren Carter and James Odom. Chamberlain then assisted on Jacob Taylor’s goal 1:56 into the second period to tie it, 2-2. Cleveland scored short-handed to regain a 3-2 lead, but Flint tied it again on Mason Bohliger’s goal off passes from Nicholas Szalacinski and Alexander Truran at 4:36 of the third.

Cleveland again went up, 4-3, at the 14:37 mark, but Totten’s last-ditch goal off a feed from Carter sent it to overtime.

Evan Plassman, a goalie from Trenton added last Thursday, was in net for both games, making 35 saves Saturday and 28 on Sunday.

The Junior Generals, 12-17-2, will play at Farmington on Saturday against the Michigan Mountain Cats.

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