Junior Blue Jackets shut out by Sioux Falls, 7-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets were swept by the Sioux Falls Stampede at Nationwide Arena, after a 7-0 loss on Monday night. The Stampede won Sunday's game 4-1.
The Junior Blue Jackets were out shot heavily for the second straight night, 35-18 on Monday. The seven goals by Sioux Falls was the most given up in one game this season by Ohio and extended the team's losing streak to six games.
In the second period, Sioux Falls added to their one goal lead by scoring four times in the first 10 minutes. Despite nine penalties through two periods, the Stampede failed to tally a power play goal until the third period. In the final period, the visitors from South Dakota got two goals from Nick Dineen, as the Colorado College bound center completed a hat trick.
Throughout the game Ohio had scoring opportunities, but seemed to miss the net on most of its shots during those chances. The Junior Blue Jackets did kill off 10-of-11 Stampede power plays, including four 5-on-3 situations. However, Sioux Falls' final goal came with a two-man advantage.
Ohio failed to score for the first time since a 4-0 loss on Oct. 14, at Waterloo. The Junior Blue Jackets continue their eight-game home stand next Saturday at Nationwide Arena against the Omaha Lancers. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (ET).
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 www.BlueJackets.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.
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