After losing 13 straight games – a run that saw the local squad go the full month of November without finding victory – the hockey gods finally smiled on the Generals as they took a 7-1 victory over the Yorkton Maulers in Yorkton on Dec. 1.
The weekend action saw the Generals improve to 7-13-2-1 on the season, five points back of the eighth-place Saskatoon Contacts.
Evan Sare scored a pair of goals for the Generals as they took a 3-0 lead out of the first and led 5-0 through two. Casey McDonald also scored twice to go along with single markers from Ben Peterson, Ben Wourms-Rowe and Brendan Kemp.
With his team putting together their best offensive output of the season in front of him, goaltender Reece Hodson did the job as his end of the ice, stopping 27 shots for the win.
Unfortunately for the local squad, they'd be unable to keep things going despite another fast start in the rematch the following afternoon.
McDonald had a natural hat trick by the 5:35 mark of the second period, but that wouldn't be enough as Yorkton got one back before the period was out and tied the game before the midway mark of the third.
Josh Peppler then scored the lone goal in a shootout to give Maulers the 4-3 win.
Jaxson Taupert had 17 saves in the loss.
The Generals return to action Dec. 5 in Regina before weekend games at home against Yorkton on Saturday and Prince Albert on Sunday.