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Ohio Loses To Waterloo 3-2 In Shootout

October 26, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

Columbus, OH. - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets scored the first two goals of the game but surrendered the next two before losing in a shootout 3-2 to the Waterloo Black Hawks at the Dispatch Ice Haus Friday night.

The Junior Jackets (2-2-2, 6 pts.) opened the scoring when forward Alexei Dostoinov put one past Waterloo (3-3-1, 7 pts.) goaltender Matthew DiGirolamo at 5:40 of the first period. Ohio forward Derek Roehl extended the lead to 2-0 midway through the second period.

The Black Hawks answered when forward Jordan Samuel-Thomas scored a power-play goal on Ohio goaltender Pasquale Terrazzano with 50 seconds remaining in the second period. Waterloo forward Brock Montpetit tied the game at 9:10 of the third to send the game into overtime.

After a scoreless extra session, the clubs faced off in a shootout. Montpetit and Ohio defenseman Pat Goebel exchanged shootout goals in the first round before Waterloo forward Craig Smith scored in the second round. Roehl tied it in the fourth round, sending the shootout to sudden death. After Black Hawks forward Scott Pavelski netted one in the seventh round, Junior Blue Jackets forward Brett Perlini had a chance to extend the game, but his shot hit DiGirolamo's pad and trickled off the post to preserve the victory for Waterloo. DiGirolamo made 18 stops on 20 shots while Ohio goaltender Terrazzano finished with 36 saves on 38 shots.

The two teams face each other again Saturday afternoon at the Dispatch Ice Haus. Game time is set for 1 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 for information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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