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Ohio suffers fourth straight loss

October 22, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets were back at Nationwide Arena Sunday night, but that didn't matter to Sioux City. The Musketeers swept the weekend series by handing Ohio a 4-2 defeat.

The Junior Blue Jackets trailed 2-0, but tied the game at two in the third period. Forward Eric Rex got the scoring started for the Junior Blue Jackets with an unassisted goal. The goal was Rex's second on the weekend and gives him the team lead with three for the season. The second goal came less than a minute and half later, when forward Derek Danowski knocked the puck in the back of the net off a great pass by forward Derek Roehl. Defenseman Chris Reed also picked up an assist on the play.

After scoring one goal in each of the first two periods, the Sioux City Musketeers went quiet until just over two minutes left in the third period. University of Michigan commit Max Pacioretty scored the go ahead goal, which ended up being the game winner. He also assisted on the first goal and an empty net goal with 0:29 seconds left in the game.

Junior Blue Jacket goaltender Drew Palmisano stopped 32 shots and kept his team in the game throughout the first two periods. Ohio did not score on the power play, going 0-for-9 on the night.

The Junior Blue Jackets continue an eight game home stand next Sunday at Nationwide Arena against the Sioux Falls Stampede. Game time is set for 6 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 www.BlueJackets.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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