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CANADA GOES UNBEATEN IN WITH 6-1 WIN IN FINALE

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Stefan Legein was whistled for two penalty minutes as Team Canada took the eighth and final game of the Canada Russia Super Series 6-1 over Team Russia on Sunday night in Vancouver, British Columbia. Team Canada won the series 7-0-1.

Legein, the Blue Jackets’ second pick, 37th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft finished the tournament with three goals and 30 penalty minutes in eight games. He was named the Player of the Game for Canada in the second game of the tournament after scoring a goal.

Team Canada goaltender Steve Mason, the Blue Jackets’ second pick, 69th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, did not play in the final game. For the tournament, he went 2-0-0 with a 2.40 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in three games. Maxim Mayorov, the club’s fifth pick, 94th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft, finished the tournament with a pair of assists and two penalty minutes for Russia.

The Canada Russia Super Series was an eight-game series between the two countries under-20 teams. It was set up to commemorate the 1972 Summit Series between the teams. The series’ first four games were played in Russia (Ufa and Omsk), while the final four games were played in Canada (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Vancouver).

The Blue Jackets will open its seventh training camp in Columbus with physicals and strength & conditioning testing on Thursday, September 13 and on-ice workouts on Friday, September 14. Complete training camp information will be released in the coming days.

Tickets for 2007 preseason games are on sale now. Individual tickets for 2007-08 regular season home games go on sale Saturday, September 15 at 9 a.m. at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Blueline Team Stores at The Chiller Ice Rinks and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Season and group tickets are on sale now. For information, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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