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Dublin Jerome Tops Olentangy Orange 2-0 to Claim 2013 Blue Jackets Cup

Connor Willette Earns Shutout & Allows Only 3 Goals During the Tournament

Sunday, 02.10.2013 / 10:00 PM / Features
By Staci Pawlak  - BlueJackets.com





There’s something about playing for your school, according to the head coach of the Dublin Jerome Celtics, Pat Murphy.  That certainly was true today for the Celtics, who beat the Olentangy Orange Pioneers 2-0 to win their second consecutive Blue Jackets Cup championship this afternoon at the OhioHealth Ice Haus.

Chase Rose and Alex Booth scored the two tallies for the Celtics, while Jeff Davison and Coleman Mitchell picked up the assists.  The Celtics were also better in the shots category, registering 36 shots against the nine registered by the Pioneers. Goaltender Connor Willette posted a shutout to seal the win and allowed only three goals in the entire tournament, which started Thursday night.

“It was a team effort," Murphy told Blue Jackets radio announcer Bob McElligott after the game. "We really were able to dictate the play of the game from start to finish."

This is the sixth Blue Jackets Cup title for Dublin Jerome, who had to defend their title this year against several of Ohio’s top-ranked high school hockey programs, such as Olentangy Liberty and St. Charles.  Murphy, who is in his ninth season as head coach at Dublin Jerome, said the quality of play has grown as the Capital Hockey Conference continues to become more competitive year after year.

“When you compare yourself against some of the teams from Cleveland and Toledo, and you’re able to compete and win against those teams - it shows that the hockey in Columbus has certainly gotten stronger, and hopefully, it continues that way,” Murphy said.

The season isn’t over yet for the Celtics or any of the teams who participated in the Blue Jackets Cup.  They still face playoffs and the district tournament next week and must continue to win if they hope to compete in the OHSAA Final Four for the state championship on the Main Ice at Nationwide Arena.

“We always try to peak at the right time, and we’ve had some success in the playoffs at the end of the season.  As coaches, we’ve really just turned it over to the players and let them do their best on the rink,” Murphy said.

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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 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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