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Ohio finishes 2006 with 4-3 win

December 31, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets scored four goals for the third time this season and this time it resulted in a victory, 4-3, against the Indiana Ice at Nationwide Arena Sunday. Center Tim Hall scored the game-winning goal late in the third period.

Indiana (13-10-2, 28 pts.) was on top 1-0, when defenseman Chris Reed snuck back door on the power play and deflected in a pass from newly acquired winger Zac MacVoy. Just over one minute later, forward Dan Barczuk scored on a shot which trickled into the net after Indiana goalie Cody Reichard tried to make the save. The goals gave Ohio (3-19-6, 12 pts.) a 2-1 lead going into the first intermission.

In the second period, the Ice tied the game at two on Garrett Roe's second goal of the afternoon. However, MacVoy answered with his first goal as a Junior Blue Jacket only 0:30 seconds after Roe's tally. Donnie Hallmark and Andy Taranto were credited with assists on the play.

After the Ice tied the game for a second time, Hall took a pass from Hallmark, in front of the net, and put it between the legs of back up goaltender Alex Kangas with 5:15 remaining in the game. The Junior Blue Jackets held on for the win despite begin out shot 40-32.

The Junior Blue Jackets go on the road next weekend, when they travel to Des Moines to play the Buccaneers for the first time since the preseason. The games are Friday and Saturday, with both set to begin at 8 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 click here for information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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