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Redmann Saves 39, Junior Blue Jackets Score 2-1 Victory

December 16, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets battled to a 2-1 victory over the Lincoln Stars at Nationwide Arena Saturday. Goaltender Troy Redmann made 39 saves to secure the win for the home team.

Defenseman John Ryder scored with a little more than 14 minutes remaining to give the Junior Blue Jackets (2-17-5, 9 pts.) their second lead of the game. Forwards Charles Brockett and Derek Roehl were credited with assists on the play. Ohio held the lead behind the play of Redmann, who stopped 16 shots in the final frame and collected his first win of the season.

Forward Sean McCauley scored Ohio's first goal on a rebound, in the opening period, after defenseman Nolan Ryan took a shot from the right point. For McCauley, it is his second straight game with a goal and gives him 11 points, tying him for the team lead.

The Stars (13-8-1, 27 pts.) had 40 shots on goal, but only scored once, in second period to tie the game at one apiece. Defenseman Kyle Follmer was the only player to beat Redmann with a shot, tallying at the 5:05 mark of the second.

The Junior Blue Jackets play host to the Lincoln Stars Sunday, game time is set for 6 p.m., before going on a 12-day break. The team resumes play Dec. 29 at Chicago, when they face the Steel for the first time this season.

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 and 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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