The Blue Jackets faced off with the Jaahonka Senators from Finland in exhibition play at 9 a.m. and beat them 6-3. Still energized from the previous day's victory over Grenoble France, the Jackets started early with goal from Sam Merriman, assisted by Jude Warner.
Jaahonka did not go easily, fighting back to a 2-1 lead before Jude Warner and James Eastep scored back-to-back goals with assists from Dar Faroughi and Nick Maley, respectively. Michael O'Connell scored the next goal, assisted by James Eastep. Sam Merriman added the fifth goal of the middle period and was assisted by Jude Warner.
Nick Maley added the final goal for the Blue Jackets with 46 seconds left in the game. Brennan Stewart was credtied with the assist.
The Team then went to a local snow park to enjoy the sunny winter day. The evening event was an excellent dinner/party with the parents, the players, and all of the billets. Tomorrow marks the second day of tournament play.