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Junior Blue Jackets acquire Zac MacVoy and Andy Taranto

December 18, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets acquired Zac MacVoy from the Omaha Lancers in exchange for defenseman Adam Comrie, as well as obtaining Andy Taranto as part of the Drew Palmisano-Dennis Urban trade from last week, General Manager Don Harkins announced today.

"Andy has good size and speed and plays with an edge," said Harkins. "MacVoy is a power forward who has good size and a scoring touch. I talked to both players the other night on the phone and they are excited to come in and help our team after the Christmas break."

MacVoy (6-2, 205, Livonia, Mich.) comes to the Junior Blue Jackets after recording 5-7-12 with 40 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Lancers this season. He played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP) and then played 20 games at the University of Michigan during the 2005-06 season, tallying 1-3-4 with one power-play goal and 10 penalty minutes. He has committed to play at Lake Superior State University next season.

Taranto (6-0, 205, Downers Grove, Ill.) has recorded two assists in 22 games with Omaha this season and was a teammate of Ohio defenseman Nolan Ryan last season, when the two played for the Chicago Chill Midget Major.

Both players are expected to join the team over the holiday break and be available Dec. 29 at Chicago, when the Junior Blue Jackets resume play against the Steel.

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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