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Early deficit too much to overcome for Junior Blue Jackets

November 26, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets won the last two periods 2-1 against the Indiana Ice at Nationwide Arena Sunday. However, it was the first 20-minutes which ended up being the difference in a 5-2 loss.

Indiana jumped on top quickly, when Brent Gwidt scored just over two minutes into the game. The Ice kept coming, Gwidt tallied his second score mid-way through the first period and John Kemp followed with a goal 0:12 seconds later. It was after the third goal that Ohio changed goaltenders, switching from Drew Palmisano to Troy Redmann. Redmann gave up a goal before the end of the period, making the score 4-0 at the first intermission

In the second, the Junior Blue Jackets got goals from forward Eric Rex and defenseman Nolan Ryan. For Ryan, it was his first goal of the season and came on the power play. Redmann saved all 10 shots in the period and the home team had the momentum heading into the final 20-minutes.

Despite its efforts in the middle third of the game, Ohio came up short in the third period. The team was 1-for-6 on the power play and was 6-for-6 on penalty killing for the game.

The Junior Blue Jackets begin another four-game road trip 8 p.m. (ET) Friday Dec. 1 at Omaha. Ohio returns home Dec. 12-13 to face off against the Green Bay Gamblers.

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 click here for information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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