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Junior Blue Jackets win at Green Bay, 3-2

February 9, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets earned their second road victory of the season with a 3-2 shootout win over the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday night.

The Junior Blue Jackets (5-28-7, 17 pts.) got on the scoreboard first when defenseman Ryan Hill scored a power-play goal just 1:33 into the game. Center Clark MacLean and forward Sean McCauley were credited with assists on the play. Ohio was 1-for-4 with the man-advantage for the game.

Later on in the first 20 minutes, Green Bay ( 15-18-5 , 35 pts.) scored both of its goals. Forward Bryan Haczyk and C.J. Lee tallied for the Gamblers, who took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

Ohio newcomer Alexei Dostoinov scored with 5:32 remaining in the game to tie it 2-2 and send the game to overtime. After the five minute session the contest was still tied and went to a shootout. Defensemen Pat Goebel and Chris Reed scored for the visitors as the shootout went to a seventh round, where McCauley broke the tie.

Goaltender Brandon Czarnecki stopped 30 of 32 shots on goal and made five of seven saves in the shootout to earn the first win of his career.

The Junior Blue Jackets play Green Bay Sunday at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 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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