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Storm weather Junior Jackets 5-2

December 9, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Ohio Junior Blue Jackets News Release

Columbus, OH. - Ohio scored first but it was the only lead it held as the Tri-City Storm defeated the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 5-2 at the Dispatch Ice Haus Sunday night.

Ohio forward Clark MacLean opened the scoring at 5:35 of the first period, pushing in a behind-the-net pass from forward Derek Roehl to give the Junior Jackets (4-11-5, 13 pts.) an early 1-0 lead. But Tri-City (9-11-1, 19 pts.) came storming back, as forward Alex Hudson netted his second power-play goal in as many games less than five minutes later to tie the game at 1-1.

Tri-City forward Josh Berge gave the Storm a 2-1 lead at 7:31 of the second when he beat Ohio goaltender Pasquale Terrazzano, but the Junior Jackets answered 21 seconds later when forward Andy Taranto tied the game with his first goal of the season on assists by Brett Perlini and Charles Brockett. The Storm then used special teams to break the game open, as forward Jordan Willert tallied a power-play goal and forwards Mario Lamoureux and Jordan VanGilder added shorthanded goals to give the Storm the 5-2 victory.

Terrazzano finished with 32 saves on 37 shots in the loss while Tri-City goaltender Nick Hopper turned away 33-of-35. The Storm took advantage of two of their six power play opportunities as Ohio was 0-for-4.

Ohio will travel to Omaha to take on the Lancers for the first time this season on Friday and Saturday. Both games are set to begin at 7:05 p.m.

Ohio Junior Blue Jackets individual game tickets for 2007-08 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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