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Hall's hat trick lifts Junior Blue Jackets past Green Bay, 5-4

February 11, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets earned their second straight victory, 5-4, over the Green Bay Gamblers Sunday at Nationwide Arena. Center Tim Hall netted his first career hat trick and right wing Charles Brockett had four assists.

The Junior Blue Jackets (6-28-7, 19 pts.) were down 2-0, when center Clark MacLean scored his second goal of the season after a pass from Dennis Urban. Another Gamblers (15-19-5, 35 pts.) goal made it 3-1 before Hall scored his first goal of the evening, cutting the lead back to one.

After a scoreless second period by both teams, Ohio scored three times in the first half of the final 20 minutes. Forward Danny Hobbs scored once and Hall scored twice more for the first hat trick in Ohio Junior Blue Jackets history. Brockett assisted on all three goals and Hall's earlier goal for the first four-assist performance in franchise history. Hobbs finished the game with one goal and two assists.

Goaltender Brandon Czarnecki stopped 28 of 32 shots on goal and made nine saves in the final period to earn the second win of his career. The win, coupled with Saturday's triumph over the Gamblers is the first back-to-back victories this season.

The Junior Blue Jackets play at Chicago on Friday, before returning home to face the Waterloo Black Hawks on Sunday and Monday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

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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