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Recurrence: Ohio loses to Omaha in shootout 3-2

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets scored two power play goals, forced overtime after being down a goal and for the second straight night came up on the short end of a shootout, in a 3-2 loss to the Omaha Lancers. The shootout finished 2-1 in favor of the Lancers.

There was little difference between Saturday and Sunday for both Ohio and Omaha. One difference was the Junior Blue Jackets scoring first when a point shot by defenseman Chris Reed found its way into the back of the net. Reed's first goal of the season was assisted by forward Charles Brockett (Yale) and defenseman Adam Comrie and came on the power play.

Less than two minutes later, Lancers forward Mark Olver (Northern Michigan) tied the game at one. The teams went back and forth in the second period, until Omaha defenseman Kier Ross broke the tie. However, the Junior Blue Jackets kept coming on their power play. The work paid off with :08 second left in period two, with the man-advantage, when a low hard shot by Comrie got by the screened Lancer goaltender Scott Gudmandson (Wisconsin).

After finishing regulation and overtime both teams lined the benches for a second consecutive shootout. Omaha scored first, but Junior Blue Jackets forward Clark MacLean slid the puck past Gudmandson to tie it in frame three. Drew Palmisano made 34 saves, but could not stop Omaha's final shooter Ben Arnt. Forward Tim Hall missed Ohio's final attempt.

Ohio moved ahead of Chicago in the standings, to fifth in the East, and will continue an eight-game home stand 7 p.m. next Saturday at Nationwide Arena against Cedar Rapids.

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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