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Ohio Junior Blue Jackets announce inaugural roster

July 5, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the United States Hockey League today announced their roster for the 2006-07 season. A group of 25 players, including 15 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders, will be on the roster when training camp begins in September. The selections were made following the club's first tryout camp, which took place June 28-30 and included 80 players.

"This is a great opportunity for these players to be a part of our inaugural season in the United States Hockey League," said team General Manager Don Harkins. "These kids worked extremely hard and have earned a great opportunity to continue to develop on the ice and in the classroom, while working towards their goals as elite student-athletes."

The Junior Blue Jackets will compete in a 60-game schedule, which begins in October. Season tickets for the 2006-07 season are $299 and are available by calling 1-800-NHL-COLS. The Junior Blue Jackets will open their preseason schedule in September and the regular season Oct. 7 at Nationwide Arena against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Game time is 7 p.m.

Goaltenders Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown 2005-06 Club Acquired
Blake Bashor 5-10 170 7/13/86 Bettendorf, Iowa Notre Dame (SJHL) Free Agent
Drew Palmisano 5-10 150 7/2/88 Ann Arbor, Mich. Victory Honda Midget Tendered

Defensemen Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown 2005-06 Club Acquired
Tyler Bowman 6-4 195 1/19/88 Jackson, Mich. Belle Tire Midget 8th pick, 101st overall, 2006 Draft
Adam Comrie 6-4 175 7/31/90 Ashburn, Va. Montgomery U-16 9th pick, 125th overall, 2006 Draft
Kyle Follmer 6-1 185 9/9/87 St. Paul, Minn. Sioux City (USHL) Trade
Pat Goebel 5-8 145 9/11/87 Parma, Ohio Cleveland Barons (NAHL) Protected
Toby Heaslip 5-11 185 9/14/88 Naples, Fla. New Jersey Hitmen (EJHL) 1st pick, 4th overall, 2006 Draft
Chris Reed 6-1 180 8/3/87 Solon, Ohio Cleveland Barons (NAHL) Protected
Nolan Ryan 6-3 190 6/26/88 Lemont, Ill. Chicago Chill Midget 2nd pick, 16th overall, 2006 Draft
John Ryder 6-1 190 3/6/89 Colorado Springs, Colo. Pikes Peak Miners Midget 7th pick, 92nd overall, 2006 Draft

Forwards Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown 2005-06 Club Acquired
Matt Bourdeau 6-2 198 4/25/89 East Hampton, Mass. N.E. Falcons (EJHL) Free Agent
Vinnie Bradley 6-1 180 3/1/88 Ann Arbor, Mich. Little Caesars Midget 11th pick, 161st overall, 2006 Draft
Mike Degrazia 5-11 185 1/31/88 Novi, Mich. Santa Fe (NAHL) 10th pick, 149th overall, 2006 Draft
Danny Dries 5-11 170 4/12/88 Lake Orion, Mich. Victory Honda Midget Tendered
Ryan Flanigan 6-0 175 6/12/88 Rochester, N.Y. Cushing Academy/Jr. Bruins Free Agent
Jim Gallagher 6-2 200 3/10/88 Marquette, Mich. Marquette Electricians 5th pick, 80th overall, 2006 Draft
Tim Hall 5-7 155 2/20/90 Sewickley, Pa. Pittsburgh Hornets U-16 Tendered
Danny Hobbs 5-11 185 2/22/89 Shawville, Quebec Stanstead College Prep 3rd pick, 28th overall, 2006 Draft
Matt Larke 6-0 190 7/15/87 Oxford, Mich. Traverse City (NAHL) Free Agent
Joel Lundstrom 6-1 180 1/8/89 Parker, Colo. Pike Peak Miners Midget Tendered
Clark MacLean 6-0 163 12/4/87 Worthington, Ohio Cleveland Barons (NAHL) Protected
Sean McCauley 5-11 190 2/13/87 Naperville, Ill. Texas Tornado (NAHL) 4th pick, 52nd overall, 2006 Draft
Erik Rex 6-1 175 12/22/87 Fairview, Pa. Cleveland Barons (NAHL) Protected
Derek Roehl 5-11 170 4/20/88 Clinton Township, Mich. Cleveland Barons (NAHL) Free Agent
Jason Simota 6-1 180 7/24/87 Livonia, Mich. Youngstown (NAHL) 6th pick, 88th overall, 2006 Draft

- OJBJ -
Contacts: Ryan Holtmann, Gordy Haggard,
Manager of Communications Marketing Manager - Youth and Amateur Hockey
(614) 246-0288 (614) 246-4309

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