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Ohio comes up short in 5-4 loss to RoughRiders

November 12, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets never quit, but three late goals were not enough to overcome the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Sunday evening at Nationwide Arena.

Down 5-1 in the third period, forward Derek Roehl snapped a wrist shot past the glove of RoughRiders goaltender Kent Patterson, cutting the deficit to three goals. With just under three minutes to play, forward Danny Hobbs (UMASS-Amherst) scored his second goal of the night and gave Ohio a chance to tie the game, if they could score two more goals.

A power-play goal by defenseman Adam Comrie with 1:04 remaining in the game brought the Junior Blue Jackets bench to its feet. However, after pulling goaltender Drew Palmisano for the final 0:30 seconds of the game, Ohio was unable to get the game tying-goal and managed only one shot in that time.

The four goals was the most scored this season by the Junior Blue Jackets and came on the same night as the team out shot its opponent for the first time this season, 35-34. The 35 shots were also a season high for Ohio, who went 1-for-9 on the power play.

The Junior Blue Jackets hit the road for four straight games, two at Cedar Rapids, one at the Green Bay Gamblers and one at the Indiana Ice. The team then returns to Nationwide Arena Nov. 25-26 to face the Ice, game times are scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET) both days.

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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