COLUMBUS, OHIO – Team Canada continued its dominance of the Canada Russia Super Series with an 8-1 victory over Team Russia in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday night. It was the fifth game of the eight-game series, and first in Canada, which Canada now leads 5-0.
Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Stefan Legein, the Blue Jackets’ second pick, 37th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft was scoreless for Canada, but had four penalty minutes. He has recorded 3-0-3 with 18 penalty minutes in five games.
After stopping 45-of-47 shots in the fourth game of the series, Blue Jackets prospect Steve Mason, the club’s second pick, 69th overall in the 2006 Entry Draft, was given the night off for Canada. Maxim Mayorov, the Blue Jackets’ fifth pick, 94th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft was scoreless for Russia.
The Canada Russia Super Series is 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 will be played in Canada (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Vancouver). The series continues with the sixth game tonight at the Credit Union Center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET.
The Blue Jackets will begin preparations for the 2007-08 NHL season by participating in the annual Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan September 7-11. The club 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.
- CBJ -