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Penalty killing aids in Ohio's 5-1 defeat

November 25, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets gave up three power-play goals for the second straight game in a 5-1 loss to the Indiana Ice at Nationwide Arena Saturday.

Indiana again dominated play early, firing 18 shots on goal and scoring once on the power play in the first period. Ice leading goal scorer, Garrett Roe, netted another goal after scoring the game-winner on Friday night.

Near the end of the second period, the Junior Blue Jackets had a goal disallowed because it was ruled to be kicked into the net. The goal would have tied the game at two goals apiece. Mike Del Mauro scored an even-strength goal, approximately two-minutes into the period and Ohio's Tim Hall answered with a power-play goal of his own. It was his first goal of the season.

In the third period, Indiana got two goals from Jake Skjodt and a goal and two assists from John Kemp. Ice goalie Alex Kangas made 22 saves and secured the win for the visitors. Ohio net minder Troy Redmann saved 39 of 43 shots.

The Junior Blue Jackets play the Ice 1 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Arena, before heading out on another four-game road trip to Omaha and Sioux City. Ohio returns home Dec. 12 to face off against the Green Bay Gamblers.

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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