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Thursday December 10, 2015 at 6:30pm



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Membership Update

2015-16 Membership as of 09/18/2015

409 (35 New and 374 Renewals)

1,823 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

718 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season

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Stop by the Jacket Backers Table at Every Home Game!

It is usually located behind section 116, near the escalator from the McConnell Street Entrance, but may be relocated on a game-by-game basis at the Jackets' request.  Feel free to stop by at any game with your questions, comments or just to see what is going on with the Jacket Backers.

Community Power Play

$565 Raised in the 2015-2016 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

 The Jacket Backers will again team up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY POWER PLAY!!   For each Power Play Goal scored by the Blue Jackets, the Jacket Backers will make a donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation – and we’d love it if you’d join us and match!  Use the donation button below to show your support and Celebrate Life and Hockey.

For the first PP Goal scored in each game, we will donate $20 to the Foundation, for the second PP Goal we will donate $40 more, for the third PP Goal we will donate $60 more and so on. If a PP goal turns out to be our game winner, we will add another $100 to the Foundation.  Help us celebrate the joy of scoring more power play goals!

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Get Your Road Trip T-Shirts Here...

Don’t forget to purchase the Jacket Backers Official 2015-2016 Road Trip T-Shirt!

T-Shirts are available in sizes Small to 3XL. Quantities are limited and additional re-orders will depend on demand.

T-Shirts are $25 and available to be picked up at game watching parties.

Shipping is an additional $5.

Select Picked Up or Shipped and your size then Click "Buy Now"


LAKE ERIE MONSTERS - New Affiliate - New Trips January 22, 2016 & February 20, 2016

In addition to the NHL trips we are also planning to do a couple of trips to see our new AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.

Many of you have asked and we are pleased to announce that these select trips will be for All Ages. However, there will still be alcohol on the bus. (Legal Guardians are responsible for watching their own minors.)

If we have enough people to take multiple buses, one may be designated 18 and over however this will depend on how many people sign up.

1) LEM vs Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, January 22, 2016 7 pm – Up & Back

This is a separate bus than the one going to Boston.

Trip Cost - $60

Ticket Only - $20

2) LEM vs SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE on Saturday, February 20, 2016 7 pm – T-shirt Give-a-Way Night

This will be a day trip. We are working on discount tickets to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center. Bus will also drop off at the West side Market.

Trip Cost - $60 (subject to additional cost for museum admission).

Ticket Only - $20

Select Full Trip or Ticket Only


CAROLINA HURRICANES on Saturday, April 2, 2016 7pm - Overnight

Tail Gaiting is still permitted at this arena so plan on a party to celebrate the second to last weekend of the regular season.

Prices for this trip are:

Single Occupancy - $325

Double Occupancy - $260

Triple Occupancy - $240

Quadruple Occupancy - $230

Ticket Only - $75

Deposit - $150

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:


NASHVILLE PREDATORS on Saturday, March 26, 2016 7pm – Overnight 

Please be aware this is EASTER WEEKEND! Please only sign up for this trip if you are okay with having your Easter Egg Hunt on the bus.

Prices for this trip are:

Single Occupancy - $380

Double Occupancy - $275

Triple Occupancy - $250

Quadruple Occupancy - $235

Ticket Only - $80

Deposit - $150

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:


DETROIT RED WINGS on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:30pm – Up & Back


This is an up and back trip that will leave sometime around noon.

Something new: We will be collecting donations for a food pantry. Travelers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate. For each item donated you will receive an extra ticket for the raffle. The itinerary will include a list of items they are looking for.

Cost for this trip is $100

Ticket Only - $60

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

*Non-members add $25 

Select Full Trip or Ticket Only

BOSTON BRUINS on Saturday, January 23, 2016 7pm – 2 Nights 2 Games 

This will be a weekend trip beginning with a Lake Erie Monsters game on Friday night. 

We will leave Columbus about 3:00pm on Friday. After the game we will get back on the bus and travel overnight to Boston. The return from Boston will be all day on Sunday.

For those of you already in Cleveland, you will be able to join this trip and will be returned to the arena on the way home.

Prices for this trip are:

Single Occupancy - $500

Double Occupancy - $410

Triple Occupancy - $385

Quadruple Occupancy - $370

Deposit - $150

*Please note - This trip is already over half way full.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:


Game Watching Party - Big Cannon Blowout - Friday, October 10, 2015

BOOM! Come get PUCKED UP with us at Dick's Last Resort - Columbus (343 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215) this season! The Jacket Backers are teaming up with the CBJ Artillery and Dick's Last Resort to give you the first ‪#‎CBJ‬ Viewing Party of the 2015-2016 Season!

Come out October 10th for the BIG CANNON BLOWOUT. We'll be watching the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the NY Rangers in the Big Apple and give away great prizes to all you 5th Liners that night!

The first 50 5th Liners in attendance will receive FREE fried pickles.  There will be Yuengling Bucket specials.

We will have CBJ prize giveaways and raffles throughout the night!


Join or Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership for the 2015/2016 Season - Be Entered To Win Prizes

Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2015-2016 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

Click here to Join/Renew!


Join or Renew by the end of the First Rund of the NHL Draft (June 26, 2015) and be entered to win a Team Signed Mini Stick!

Join or Renew by the end of the 2nd Pre-Season Game (during Training Camp) (Tuesday, September 22, 2015) and be entered to win a Team Signed 3D CBJ Logo!

Join or Renew by the end of the First Home Game of the 2015-2016 Regular Season (Friday, October 9, 2015) and be entered to win a Autographed Game Used Nick Foligno Gloves!


Here’s the first trip of the season….

What better way to spend Columbus Day (October 12, 2015) than with the Jacket Backers in Buffalo as the Blue Jackets show the Sabres what “Columbus” Day really means.

This is a Monday game. Game time is 3:00pm so we will be leaving between 6am and 7am and returning before mid-night.

Cost for the bus and ticket is $150.

We are currently holding all of our tickets for bus passengers.  A limited number of ticket only options may become available.  Please contact travel@jacketbackers.org if you are interested in tickets only.

Keep watching this page for more information on this season’s trips……


Memorabilia Mart presented by Jacket Backers & RBar

Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 30th, 1-5pm. Doors will open at 11am for set-up and drop-off.  In case you don't remember our first Hockey Mart from a couple of years ago, here's the scoop. Whether you're interested in Buying, Selling or Donating... Do you have a bunch of hockey "stuff" you're looking to part with? Is there something you've always wanted that someone else might have?  Are you downsizing your "hockey cave" or ready to make room for new hockey collection items of your own?  Just want to give us some of your old "stuff" as a fundraiser?  Never fear - Hockey Memorabilia Mart is here!  This event is a fundraiser for our club and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.  This event is family-friendly & ok to bring your kids to!

To SELL items:  you can either 1 - name your price and consign an item(s) and 25% will go to the club or 2 - purchase an area of approximately 4' for $25 to better feature your own items!  Table space is limited - to reserve your spot and/or make prior arrangements to consign or donate items, please contact Julie at president@jacketbackers.org!

To DONATE items: you can either make arrangements to drop them off ahead of time or arrive early on the day of the sale to hand them over!  (If clothing, clean, gently-used items please.)

To BUY items: you can either show up and buy items outright or participate in our silent auction where select items will be featured!

There's no cost to attend.  R Bar is located at 
413 N Front Street, 43215 in the Arena District!  Plus you can take advantage of RBar's Sunday specials while you're there: 1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for only $14, and $3 Sailor Jerry drinks.

Jerseys/Street Banners/Pucks/Cards/Giveaways... there's no telling what new-to-you treasures you might find!