Generals’ Bell, Gardiner Tally Hat Trick In Same Game

Greensboro’s Chris Bell and Pete Gardiner each scored a hat trick in an 8-2 win at Charlotte on Saturday. Bell and Gardiner scored their hat trick goals only eight seconds apart, setting a team record for fastest two goals. The last hat trick scored for Greensboro was January 20, 2001 when Curtis Huppe scored a team record four goals in a 7-1 win against Richmond.

The eight goals is the most scored on the road by the Generals and ties the team record set February 2, 2001 against Trenton. The six goals is the largest margin of victory on the road for Greensboro and ties the team record set January 20, 2001 in a 7-1 win against Richmond. The eight goals ties the ECHL season high set by Atlantic City on October 18 and tied by Columbia on October 24.

The last time Greensboro beat Charlotte in regulation was March 31, 2000. The 8-2 win on Saturday ended a streak of 20 games in which Charlotte gained a point against the Generals, who had one overtime win in 10 games against the Checkers the past two seasons.

Daniel Berthiaume has three assists in eight games and has already broken the team record for assists by a goaltender.