Eugene Generals

The Eugene Generals are a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III junior ice hockey team. The team plays their home games at 2,700-seat the Rink Exchange in the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon.[1] The team announced it is on hiatus for the 2019–20 season.

Eugene Generals
CityEugene, Oregon
Home arenaThe Rink Exchange in the Lane Events Center
ColorsBlue, gold, black
General managerFlint Doungchak
Head coachJustin Kern (2014–15)mid-season
Franchise history
2005–presentEugene Generals


The franchise joined the Northern Pacific Hockey League (originally called NorPac and later known as NPHL)[2] in 2005 when the league was a Jr. B league, in 2007 the league and member teams were granted Tier III Jr. A status by USA Hockey, the governing body for ice hockey in the United States. In 2016, the NPHL was dissolved after two of the six members withdrew from the league. The four remaining teams, including the Generals, were then added to the USP3 Pacific Division of the United States Premier Hockey League.[3]

After one season in the USPHL, the league reorganized its divisions when it added an unsanctioned higher league called the National Collegiate Development Conference, ultimately leading to the junior-level USPHL leagues to operate independently from USA Hockey sanctioning for 2017–18. The USP3 Division would be dissolved and the Generals were added to the Elite Division. During the off-season, the other three former NPHL teams left the USPHL, isolating the Generals geographically from the rest of the league. The Generals decided to remain in the USPHL, but would fill their schedule independently with nearby teams from academies and U18 Tier 1 AAA youth hockey organizations, only playing against other USPHL teams in showcases during the 2017–18 season.[4][5] As Generals' general manager Flint Doungchak is also the USA Hockey Pacific District coach, the Generals were able to retain USA Hockey sanctioning for 2017–18 as an independent junior team.[6] After the 2017–18 season, the Generals also left the USPHL to play an independent junior schedule. In their independent 2018–19 schedule, the Generals played against a mix of university club teams and Tier 1 youth teams.

In 2019, they announced they would take the 2019–20 season off to prepare to move up a level from their current Tier III designation by USA Hockey. The team did not specify what league, if any, they were planning on joining.[7]

Season-by-season records

Regular season

Glossary: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Northern Pacific Hockey League
2005–0644311362.7052501462nd of 6, West
2006–0744261852.5912481683rd of 6, Pacific
2007–0848351566.7292571793rd of 7, Pacific
2008–0948381076.7922641432nd of 7, Pacific
2009–1048381076.7922541322nd of 6, Pacific
2010–1150242648.4802081913rd of 5, Pacific
2011–12422218246.5481661594th of 7, NorPac
2012–134025140151.6381871702nd of 6, NorPac
2013–144017220135.4381481543rd of 5, NPHL
2014–154213280127.3211202435th of 6, NPHL
2015–164021171144.5501491133rd of 6, NPHL
United States Premier Hockey League
2016–1744347371.8062371111st of 4, Pacific Div.
3rd of 27, USPHL-USP3
2017–18 1477014.5003435USPHL-Elite

Norpac/NPHL playoffs

2006Won 2–1 vs. Puget Sound TomahawksWon 3–1 vs. Tri-City TitansLost 2–3 vs. Queen City Cutthroats
2007Won 3–1 vs. Seattle TotemsLost 0–3 vs. Fort Vancouver Pioneers
2008Lost 1–3 vs. Tri-City Titans
2009Lost 0–3 vs. River City Jaguars
2010Won 3–1 vs. Tri-City TitansLost 0–3 vs. Seattle Totems
2011Lost 1–3 vs. Southern Oregon Spartans
2012Lost 1–2 vs. Vancouver Victory
2013Lost 0–3 vs. Bellingham Blazers
2014Lost 0–3 vs. West Sound Warriors
2015Did not qualify
2016Lost 2–3 vs. Bellingham Blazers

USPHL playoffs

  • 2017
Eugene Generals defeated the Seattle Ravens 2-games-to-none in Pacific Division USP3 Championship[8]
Eliminated in USP3 Division Round Robin 1–2–0 (Lost, 1–3 vs. Charlotte Rush; Lost, 0–6 vs. Florida Jr. Blades; Won, 2–1 vs. Decatur Blaze)


The Generals have had a number of alumni move on to collegiate programs and higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada.[9]


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-06-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2010-06-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "West Coast Teams Join Nation's Top College Development League (USPHL)". USPHL. May 20, 2016.
  4. Generals' Facebook post on June 3, 2017
  5. "Eugene Generals: Schedule Shake-Up Announced For 2017-18 Season". USPHL. August 9, 2017.
  6. "DAILY DISH: Independence from USA Hockey Rules?". September 8, 2017.
  7. "To Prepare for Big Move Generals Will Sit Out 2019-2020 Season". Eugene Generals. September 19, 2019.
  8. "Pacific Division USP3 Championship Series Preview". USPHL. February 20, 2017.
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2010-06-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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