By: Bruce Bullington, GreensboroSports.com staff writer
Things are looking good for Greensboro to have hockey next season, which will mark the gameâ€™s return to the Gate City for the first time since the Greensboro Generals folded following the 2002-03 season.
Word over at greensborohockey.com is that a team name, staff, lease agreement and price structure is already in place. As we get closer to an official announcement, we will start looking back at games in Greensboroâ€™s rich hockey history. The following is the week in history for January 7th-13th.
January 8th, 1998 â€“ Ron Hextall makes 38 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-3 tie with the Carolina Hurricanes.
January 9th, 1996 â€“ Ryan Smyth and Gilbert Dionne each had two goals as the Carolina Monarchs defeated the Rochester Americans 6-4.
January 9th, 2000 â€“ Oleg Timchenko scored twice as the Greensboro Generals routed the Trenton Titans 8-5.
January 9th, 2001 â€“ Curtis Huppe scored the game-winner in overtime as the Greensboro Generals defeated the Johnstown Chiefs 5-4.
January 9, 2003 â€“ David Evans had a hat-trick and David Newman chipped in 2 more as the Charlotte Checkers routed the Greensboro Generals 8-1.
January 10th, 2003 â€“ Olaf Kjenstad had a hat-trick as the Greensboro Generals blew out the Richmond Renegades 7-2.
January 11th, 2003 â€“ Greg Day had two goals and an assist as the Greensboro Generals, playing their third game in three nights, dropped a 5-2 decision to Peoria.
January 12th, 1998 â€“ Ron Francis and Jaromir Jagr score as the Penguins defeat the Hurricanes 4-1.
January 12th, 2002 – Chris Wells had a goal and two assists and Arpad Mihaly added another goal as the Wheeling Nailers defeated the Greensboro Generals, 4-1.
January 13th, 2002 â€“ Allan Sirois scored in overtime as the Pee Dee Pride defeated the Generals 3-2.
January 13th, 1996 â€“ 7.025 turned out to watch the Carolina Monarchs drop a 6-3 decision to the Baltimore Bandits.
January 14th, 1996 â€“ Dwayne Norris scored the equalizer with :43 left in regulation as the Baltimore Bandits salvaged a 5-5 tie with the Carolina Monarchs.
January 14th, 1998 â€“ Eric Daze scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.
January 14th, 1999 â€“ Ron Francis set up Glen Wesley with a behind-the-back, between-the-legs pass
at 19:19 of the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes a dramatic 3-2 win over the 2nd place