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Junior Jackets Swept In Weekend Series With Waterloo

October 27, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

Columbus, OH. - For the second consecutive game, the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets fell to the Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2 in a shootout.

Waterloo (4-3-1) opened the scoring when forward Kory Kaunisto scored on the power play seven minutes into the game. Ohio (2-2-3) defenseman Nolan Ryan tied the contest with his first goal and point of the season before Waterloo answered with another power-play goal to give the Black Hawks a 2-1 lead into intermission.

After a scoreless second period, Ohio forward Greg Pateryn tied the game at 2-2 when he deflected a shot by forward Matt Leitner. The score remained the same through the rest of regulation and overtime before the clubs skated to their second shootout in as many days.

Each goaltender pushed aside the first four shots of the shootout before Waterloo forward Scott Pavelski put one past Ohio goaltender Corson Cramer. Junior Jackets captain Pat Goebel, with the game on the line, snapped a wrist shot past Black Hawks goaltender Matthew DiGirolamo to send the game to sudden death. Waterloo forward Nick Larson netted the eventual winner for the Black Hawks in the seventh round before DiGirolamo stopped Ohio forward Dan Hobbs to preserve the victory.

The Junior Blue Jackets will travel to Sioux Falls for a weekend series against the Sioux Falls Stampede Nov. 2-3. Game times are set for 7:05 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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