Junior Blue Jackets blanked by Tri-City, 2-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets were shutout by the Tri-City Storm 2-0, in the first meeting of the season between the two teams, Saturday at Nationwide Arena.
The Junior Blue Jackets (4-21-6, 14 pts.) committed only five penalties, four in the final 10 minutes, and killed off all of them including a double-minor penalty. On the other hand, the power-play unit was not able to generate offense, as Ohio was held scoreless on 16 shots for the game.
In the first period, the Storm (17-8-2, 36 pts.) opened the scoring when forward Sean Wiles picked up a loose puck in the Ohio zone and beat goalie Troy Redmann. The goal came with less than two minutes left in the period and was unassisted.
Redmann had a strong game, stopping 32-of-34 Tri-City shots, including all nine in the final 20 minutes. The only other score came when Storm forward David Brownschidle put a rebound past the Junior Blue Jackets goaltender in the middle of the second period.
The Junior Blue Jackets and Storm play again Sunday night, before the team hits the road for six straight games. Sunday's game is set to begin at 6 p.m.
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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