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Junior Blue Jackets cannot weather Storm in 4-2 loss

January 14, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets fell to the Tri-City Storm 4-2 Sunday at Nationwide Arena. Forwards Eric Rex and Dan Barczuk each had two points on the night.

The Junior Blue Jackets (4-22-6, 14 pts.) were down 2-0 after a pair of goals by Tri-City (18-8-2, 38 pts.) forward Alex Hudson. Hudson scored once in the first period and again in the second, before Rex brought Ohio back to within a goal 32 seconds after Hudson's second score. Barczuk was credited with an assist on the play as was goaltender Troy Redmann, his first point of the year.

In the third period, the Storm went back up by two goals when Mario Lamoureux beat Redmann with a shot. Then, with five and half minutes left in the game, center Tim Hall took a pass in front of the goal and beat Storm goalie Aaron Rock. Rex and Barczuk both assisted on the goal, each tallying their second point of the night.

Redmann stopped 29-of-32 Tri-City shots however the team gave up an empty net goal to complete the scoring. Ohio was 0-fo-5 on the power play, while the visitors from Nebraska were 1-for-5.

The Junior Blue Jackets now go on the road for six straight games, beginning next Thursday and Friday at Sioux Falls. The next home game for Ohio will be Wednesday Feb. 7, with the game set to begin at 7 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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