The Puget Sound Tomahawks will open their seventh season in Bremerton at the ice arena when they host the Eugene (Ore.) Generals at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
If you’re not familiar with the Junior A hockey club that plays in the NOR-PAC League, here’s a couple links to get you caught up on the team. Look for an advance on the team and upcoming season net week.
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Tomahawks forward Jake McMullen was invited to attend the WHL Portland Winterhawks’ camp and defenseman Colby Hurst was invited to the Vancouver Giants camp, which ran from Aug. 27-Sept. 1. … Puget Sound’s opening-weekend opponent, Eugene, also replaced its head coach in the off-season. The Generals hired Chuck Kennedy to replace Jay Miller. Miller resigned in August. Kennedy coached high school hockey in Michigan as well as travel-level hockey programs. The Generals were the third team in the Pacific Division to replace its head coach. River City hired Ross Gale to take over for Joakim Falt. Gale coached the Portland State University hockey team last season. The Vikings posted their first winning season as a club under Gale, who was a player on the 2003-04 Cascade Cup (NOR-PAC League championship) for the Portland Pioneers. … The Pacific Division will be down one team this season as the Tri-City Titans folded. The Titans made the playoffs last season, losing to Eugene 3-1. The NOR-PAC announced it will add two teams next season in Great Falls and Kalispell, Mont. Also, the Rogue Valley Wranglers changed their name to the Southern Oregon Spartans after an ownership change. The Spartans are based in Medford, Ore.