Next Planning Meeting


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Panera Bread
6665 Perimeter Loop Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

 RSVP preferred to Julie at so we can save you a seat!

Membership Update

2013-14 Membership as of 8/27/14

728 (273 New and 455 Renewals)

1,446 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

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

$1,700 Raised This Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation!

The Blue Jackets' 62 Power Play Goals mean $1,400 donated by the Jacket Backers plus an additional $300 of generous donations collected for the CBJ Foundation.  Thank you for your support!

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Hit The Road With Us For Opening Night 2014 - In Buffalo!

Opening Night In Buffalo!

Are you ready for opening night?

It's in Buffalo you say?

Who Cares!

The Jacket Backers are going!

Join us on Thursday October 9th for a trip to Buffalo for Opening Night!

The cost is $140 and includes ticket and bus (returning after the game - early Friday morning)

Email Chris at for more information.

Click below to reserve your seat now! 

Select Full Trip or Ticket Only


Join/Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership - Win Prizes

Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2014-2015 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

Click here to Join/Renew

CONGRATULATIONS to our first membership drive winner.  The winner has been notified!!!!!

Join or Renew by the end of the NHL Draft (Saturday, June 28, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Table Sign!

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Join or Renew by the end of the Training Camp (Date TBD) and be entered to win a Team Signed 3rd Logo 3'x5' Flag! 

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Join or Renew by the end of the 2014-2015 Regular Season Home Opener (Saturday, October 11, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Sweater!

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Join us at Blue Jackets Night with the Clippers! - SOLD OUT


It may be the off-season for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Jacket Backers, but why not spend a summer evening with the Jacket Backers at a Columbus Clippers game for Blue Jackets Night with the Clippers, Thursday, July 31st.  As part of the festivities, Brandon Dubinsky is scheduled to throw out the Opening Pitch.

In addition, it is Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark.  Take advantage of these drink specials all game long: 32 oz. Domestic Draft Beer - $9.50, 32 oz. Premium Draft Beer - $10.50, 32 oz. Soft Drink - $4.50

The Jacket Backers will have a block of limited amount of tickets in the one of the Reserved seating areas, Sections 21-25. Tickets will be $5.00 each (adult, child and/or senior).

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you can contact Jessica Jones at with how many tickets you would like to purchase and any additional questions you may have.


Announcing our Red, White & BOOM! Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our lucky prize winners who stopped by to enter our prize giveaways on Nationwide Plaza at this year's Red, White & BOOM! on July 3rd!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Red, White and Blue Yuengling Golf Bag and Jacket Backers Membership Prize Pack (1 year joint membership, JB puck and JB pin) - Art J.


2013 - 2014 Team Signed CBJ License Plate - Sara H.

Dalton Prout Signed Hat - Noelle L.

James Wisniewski Signed Photo - Morgan L.

Jack Johnson Signed Puck - Danny W.

Cam Atkinson Signed Hockey Beats Down Puck - Libby E.

All prize winners have been notified - thank you to the Three Legged-Mare and everyone who helped make our day at BOOM! a success!



Volunteers needed for Red White & BOOM Beverage Stands on Nationwide Plaza

The Three-Legged Mare is once again a sponsor of this year's Red, White & BOOM! on July 3rd and they have invited the Jacket Backers to man some of their beverage stands to help us spread the word about our club and raise tips for a fundraiser!  We are looking for volunteers of all ages, you don't have to be 21 or over!!!

They will be running all of the beverage stands on Nationwide Plaza and the street will be blocked off and a stage nearby. Click here for a map and stage schedules. We will be allowed to help promote the club as well as sell memberships, etc. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible. It sounds like a great time and great way to meet a lot of new faces.

We'll need people from around 2 pm - midnight and you would be helping in shifts, minimum of 3 hours, but feel free to stay as long as you would like.

Everyone who volunteers for at least 3 hours will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Three-Legged Mare; we will also have a limited number of wristbands to share giving us access to the sponsors' hospitality tent (which includes foods & drink)!

The Three-Legged Mare or Jacket Backers may provide free tee shirts. Please respond ASAP if you can help out to Jessica at and let her know what hours you would be available to help! The more help we can get, the more funds we can raise!


Announcing our new slated officers for 2014 - 2015!

Thank You to all of you who participated in our Offseason Planning Meeting and Officer Elections!  Please welcome our slated officers for the upcoming 2014 - 2015 season:

President - Julie Maurer

Vice President - Jason Harrison

Secretary - Carrie Rasmussen

Assistant Secretary - Anna Matney

Treasurer - Brian Maurer

Assistant Treasurer - Amber Rodriguez

Technical - Sara Hale

Community Service - Keith Risley

Travel - Chris Hapanowicz

Membership - David Baker

Arena Table Coordinator - Adam Wallace

Activities - Jessica Jones

Communications/Social Media - Michelle Harklau

Marketing/Promotions - Bethany Beaman

Creative Director - Andrew Kranek

Merchandising/Playoffs - Patrick Erlenbach

Regional Chapter Coordinator - Jennifer Earley

Officer at Large - Janice Burns



JB now accepting Committee Volunteers and Officer Nominations!

Join us at our next planning meeting, our Offseason Get Together and Officer Elections to be held on Wednesday, June 18th, 6:30 pm at Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods.  (See left sidebar for more info on location - we are in a private meeting room so YES, if there is a Game 7, we can watch together, game starts at 8 pm!)

We've recovered from last season's end and are ready to take care of offseason planning!  We miss you all... it would be great if you'd come and talk hockey and join us as we begin to plan for our next successful season.

We are currently accepting volunteers for our committees - Community Service, Travel, Membership/Arena Table Assistance, Activities, and Communications/Promotions.  What are you good at?  What would you like to try?  Let us know!  See you at the meeting or send a message to Julie at and let us know how you'd like to help.

We've changed our officer responsibilities a bit and added a few new ones - if you are interested in being an officer, nominations are currently open - send your nominations to  (You can head here for info on officer responsibilities and here for info on our elections process.) Nominations we've received to date are listed below - check back as we will continue to update this page until the day prior to elections.  We will also accept additional nominations on the evening of elections.  Thank you and good luck to those running!


President - Julie Maurer

Vice President - Jason Harrison

Secretary - none yet received

Assistant Secretary - none yet received

Treasurer - Brian Maurer

Assistant Treasurer - Amber Rodriguez

Technical - Sara Hale

Community Service - Keith Risley

Travel - Chris Hapanowicz

Membership - David Baker

Arena Table Coordinator - Adam Wallace

Activities - Jessica Jones

Communications/Social Media - Michelle Harklau

Marketing/Promotions - Bethany Beaman

Creative Director - Andrew Kranek

Merchandising/Playoffs - none yet received

Regional Chapter Coordinator - Jennifer Earley

Officer at Large - Janice Burns


Jacket Backers Summer Blood Drive - Saturday, June 14th!

The Jacket Backers are sponsoring a Blood Drive at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, June 14th!

Join us at 2435 Eakin Road, Columbus, OH 43204 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium!

Click here to make an appointment or call 1-800 RED CROSS to select your preferred donation time.  Walk-in donors are also welcome.  Donors are especially needed for the 10:30 - 11:30 am time slots. 

The American Red Cross and the Jacket Backers Thank You in advance for giving the gift of life this summer.  Help up to three central Ohio families while qualifying to win CBJ memorabilia provided by the Jacket Backers.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community.  Nationwide, someone needs a pint of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

If you'd like to volunteer for the registration table, please contact Keith at .  If you are planning on attending and would like to bring a snack to share at the refreshments table, you are welcome to do so.

**SAVE THE DATE...  Mark your calendar now for the 6th annual #3 Ryan Salmons Day of Giving/Blood Drive scheduled for December 13th (not the 6th as originally advertised).  More details forthcoming later this year.  For more information, contact drive coordinator Chris Tucker at (614) 309-6686.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Adopt-A-Highway Pickup on June 7th

Do you think you'd look good in a fluorescent yellow vest?  Ever wonder what the oddest thing you'd find along the side of the road might be?  Have you just always wanted to use one of those picker-upper things?

We've decided last-minute to pick up trash TOMORROW MORNING,  Saturday, June 7th, 9 am - wrapping up sometime before noon.  We may head out to grab a bite to eat afterwards.  If you'd like to help with our adopted highway, please contact Julie at and we'll send you the meet-up address and answer any other questions you may have.

Our Section of Highway is on I-71 between North Broadway and Hudson St.  Come help us keep Columbus beautiful!


Round 1 - Game 6 Tickets Now Available

SOLD OUT!!! - ****We Have Playoff Tickets Available - SOLD OUT****!!!

Round 1 - Home Game 3

Monday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Section 208 - Rows M & N
Please read Details below carefully.
The Jacket Backers have purchased a block of 40 tickets for each of the home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  We are offering these tickets as a service to our members that are not season ticket holders or who have not been able to obtain tickets through other pre-sale methods.  We ask that you respect this and do not purchase these tickets for resale or if you have other ticket opportunities.
Ticket sales will be limited to a total of 2 tickets per paid member.
Purchasers' current paid member status will be verified.  If not a current paid member, you will be given an opportunity to bring your membership current.  If your membership is not made current, your purchase will be refunded and the tickets will be made available to the next purchaser.  If you know your membership is not current, you can renew now online.
The tickets will be sold on a first come - first served basis via the Paypal Button Below.  Please select the appropriate tickets you wish to purchase and click on the "Buy Now" Button.
Your tickets will be delivered electronically in pdf format to the email address specified and you will need to print them yourself.
We will fulfill as many of your requests as possible, but we expect demand to be high and we may sell out.  If we have received your request or payment and tickets are no longer available, we will notify you ASAP and refund your money in full.

Thank you and ENJOY THE GAME!!  GO JACKETS!!