Features

Quebec Pee Wee Blue Jackets Update No. 1

Saturday, 02.16.2008 / 11:27 AM / Features
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

After a long bus ride, the Blue Jackets arrived in Quebec at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The players dropped their hockey equipment at the Colisée, and met the billets who they are going to be staying with the duration of the tournament.

On Friday, in the first ever game of a Columbus team playing in Class AA, the Quebec Blue Jackets played a close game against the Deux-Rives team, but lost 3-2. The Blue Jackets out shot their opponent but were met by a strong Deux–Rives goalie.

In this tournament format, the teams play a period lengths of 10, 10 and 15 minutes of no check hockey. The first period started with a fast pace and ended with Deux-Rives 1, Quebec Blue Jackets 0.

The second period went just as quickly with Deux–Rives playing a strong fore-checking style of hockey. The hard work of Julian Ebner lugging the puck through the neutral zone to the offensive end, releasing a strong shot on net and setting up the Blue Jackets first goal scored by Cameron Cristofoli with assists going to Cole Cassels and Travis Studzinski. Score at end of 2: Deux-Rives 2, Blue Jackets 1.

The third period starts with a fresh sheet of ice and 15 minutes of time to work with. The Blue Jackets played with a bit more "rub out," picked up a penalty and the penalty killers worked hard deep in the defensive zone and managed to push the puck out. An aggressive Connor McDonald claims the puck in the neutral zone and heads for the offensive end. Splitting the defense and with a back checker on him he releases a shot and scores a shorthanded unassisted goal. Still on the kill, the Blue Jackets were close to even strength but a Deux-Rives player manages to get a shot off and scored a power-play goal. With seven minutes remaining the Blue Jackets worked to get scoring chances. At about one minute left the goalie was pulled and another skater was put on the ice. The team's hard work in the offensive zone caused Deux-Rives to pick up a tripping penalty with 11 seconds left in the game. However, the Blue Jackets six skaters run out of time against the Deux-Rives four skaters.

Final score: Deux-Rives 3, Blue Jackets 2.

The Quebec Blue Jackets next game is an exhibition game on Saturday against Gatineau.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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