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Charles Brocket committed to attend Yale in 2008

October 16, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets forward Charles Brocket (Shaker Heights, Ohio) intends to pursue an education and hockey career at Yale University, General Manager Don Harkins announced today.

The 5-foot-9, 170 pound Brockett came to the Junior Blue Jackets after playing with the Cleveland Barons in 2005-06. He was Ohio's 14th pick, 113th overall selection in the United States Hockey League Entry Draft back in May, the first ever draft for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets franchise.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for Charles to play at the next level," said Harkins. "To be sending a player to a prestigious university, such as Yale, reflects well for our franchise."

This season with Ohio, Brockett has played in two games, including the season opener against the Waterloo Black Hawks, a 3-2 overtime victory. Brockett has two shots on goal and an even +/- rating.

The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday and Sunday versus Sioux City. Saturday's game begins at 7 p.m. in the Dispatch Ice Haus. Sunday's game is set for 6 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.

Ohio Junior Blue Jackets individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Chiller Ice Rinks, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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