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Junior Blue Jackets And RoughRiders Play Best Of Seven Series Beginning Tuesday

April 15, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets are the No. 5 seed in the East Division of the United States Hockey League playoffs and will play the No. 2 seed Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in a best of seven series to open the 2007 postseason.

Ohio (13-40-7, 33 pts.) finished the season winning three of its last five games. Cedar Rapids (37-13-5, 76 pts.) lost its finale to Waterloo, who won the East Division and the Anderson Cup - awarded to the team with the most points in the regular season. No. 1 Waterloo will face No. 6 Chicago and No. 3 Indiana will face off against No. 4 Green Bay.

All 12 teams qualify for the 2007 USHL playoffs, beginning with six best-of-seven series - three in the East Division and three in the West. Teams are seeded one through six with No. 1 vs. No. 6, No. 2 vs. No. 5, and No. 3 vs. No. 4 for each division. In the second round, there will be a round robin tournament hosted by the highest remaining seed in each division. The top two teams from each round robin will advance to the semi-finals where the highest remaining seed in the East will face the highest remaining seed from the West and vice versa. Winners will play for the championship.

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