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Ohio falls short in 5-3 loss to Waterloo

February 18, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets lost 5-3 to the Waterloo Black Hawks Sunday at Nationwide Arena. Forward Danny Hobbs had a goal and an assist for the home team.

Ohio (6-30-7, 19 pts.) struck first, early in the game, when Hobbs took a pass from defenseman Chris Reed and beat Waterloo goalie Ryan Rondeau. For Hobbs it was his eighth goal of the season, with Reed and center Tim Hall assisting on the play.

After the first goal, the Black Hawks (26-11-3, 55 pts.) scored five consecutive goals from the 14:38 mark in the first period to the 6:28 mark of the second period. Kyle Reeds and Ryan Cramer scored four of the five goals for the visitors, staking them to a 5-1 lead.

Winger Charles Brockett quickly answered for Ohio, with a tally one minute and 12 seconds after Cramer's second goal. Hall was credited with his second assist of the day and Hobbs picked up his 14th point of the season with an assist.

In the third period, Junior Blue Jackets center Clark MacLean scored his third goal of the season to bring Ohio to within two goals and complete the scoring. The team was 1-for-5 on the power play, while Waterloo was 0-for-3.

The Junior Blue Jackets and Black Hawks will play again Monday night at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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