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Get Your Very Own Jacket Backers Playoffs 09 T-Shirt - Before or After Game Tomorrow or Email Your Order Today!
Don't miss out on your chance to help the Jacket Backers celebrate history by proudly wearing your very own Jacket Backers Playoffs 09 T-Shirt! You can get your t-shirt tomorrow before or after the game - please email your order request to firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your size. We will be either at R-Bar or the Garage Bar to deliver your shirts - please advise at which location you'd like to pick up your shirt. T-Shirts are $15 each if purchasing in person, or $20 each to have order mailed to you and cover mailing costs. You can pay via cash or check in person, or we'll send a PayPal invoice to you upon your request. Don't delay - get your t-shirt today! What a great gift for your favorite Jackets fan.
Shirts are 100% cotton preshrunk and come in adult sizes S - XXL with navy blue ringer style. Sizes 3XL and 4XL are available in all white via special order.
After last night's loss, the series is tilted badly against the Jackets. There's no arguing that.
It isn't over!
After such an incredible season, even after the pain we've felt recently, the team deserves to have its fans there Thursday Night, cheering them on, no matter what happens. Don't let it end without a fight! Don't let this season end with a whimper!
Stand up! Cheer! Get loud, and be counted!
Even if this first trip to the playoffs is likely to end soon, there's going to be a next year, and the Jackets are going to be right back in the hunt again!
Don't sell your tickets. Don't stay home and set your DVR. Don't sigh and just let this slip away.
Get down to the arena district, and show the team that we support them, no matter what!
LET'S! GO! JACKETS!
Seeking Volunteers and Attendees for the Ohio Hockey Celebration TOMORROW - April 19th at the Hyatt Regency - Arena District
A LIMITED NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE! CONTACT KENI MORGAN at email@example.com if interested as soon as possible. Volunteers would help with things like taking tickets, autograph line, and the interactive games. All volunteers will be rewarded with lunch from bd's Mongolian BBQ, free admission to the event, as well as a private meet and greet with ex-Jackets Geoff Sanderson and Kevyn Adams. Plus, you will also have a great day loaded with hockey memorabilia and game worn jerseys! Mr. Roehm has also added a bonus of a raffle for two tickets to a Jackets home playoff game!
Anyone who may be interested in the opportunity to volunteer for this event must contact Keni immediately as the spaces are about to be filled. See below for more information on this first-ever event! Also, FYI - playoff merchandise will be available at the event for those interested.
Fans attending the Ohio Hockey Celebration this Sunday, April 19th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in the Arena District will get two separate opportunities to win lower bowl tickets to the Blue Jackets up-coming home playoff games. The first opportunity is a raffle for two pairs of tickets—one pair to the Jackets first home playoff game in team history next Tuesday and another pair to next Thursday’s game. Tickets for the raffle will be $5 each and proceeds from the raffle will go to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. The event will also feature a hardest slap shot contest free with admission. The fan in attendance who has the hardest slap shot as clocked by radar will win two lower bowl tickets to next Thursday’s game at Nationwide Arena.
The Radar Cage is one of five interactive games at the Ohio Hockey Celebration brought in directly from Top Shot Interactive in Toronto, Canada. Other games include: Top Shot Hockey, an electronic full-sized hockey net which provides shooters an opportunity to play a variety of games testing their shooting accuracy; Road Hockey Warrior, a goaltending simulation where the contestant gets foam pucks shot at them and must prevent them from getting in the goal; Shut Out Virtual Goalie, a game in which the player faces off against virtual shooters on a TV monitor; and a Mini Rink complete boards, nets, foam pucks and plastic sticks for children to play hockey.
The event will also feature an exhibit from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada, a game worn jersey expo, a hockey memorabilia auction and an autograph session with former Blue Jackets Geoff Sanderson, Kevyn Adams and Brett Harkins and former Cleveland Baron Dennis Maruk. The FS Ohio Blue Line will be on hand selling team merchandise and game worn Blue Jackets jerseys.
Tickets for the event are available online at Ohio Hockey Celebration’s website (www.ohiohockeycelebration.com) and are $15 for adults and $10 for children. A portion of net proceeds from the event will go to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.
For additional information on the Ohio Hockey Celebration, visit: http://www.ohiohockeycelebration.com
Welcome Jacket Backers,
WE MADE IT!!! After 9 years and 8 seasons, the Blue Jackets have made it into the playoffs. There is no time to revel in our accomplishments this season as the second season begins this Thursday. A couple weeks ago, I made plans to travel to Seattle and attend the first playoff game in either Calgary or Vancouver. Unfortunately, we finished in seventh place and have to play Detroit in the first round. Good thing I don't travel to Vegas very often. I am still going to carry the flag to the west coast and root our boys to victory. I did see there would be a huge group going to Detroit. Here's hoping for a repeat performance like the last time we played there.
It has been said if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Detroit doesn't get any better. They are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions. One thing I do know is, in a short series, you are only as good as your goaltender. I think we have Detroit beat in that area. The Detroit defense can be stifling at times but we have held our own against them this year and split the season series 3-3.
The Army of the Ohio is strong and is continuing to grow. Coach Hitchcock repeatedly makes comments about how our fans affect the play of the team. Stand Proud and Be LOUD. The journey is about to begin and you can make a difference.
Here's to playing hockey in June
Dave Yatsco and the Jacket Backers
Help the Jacket Backers fight MS during the Playoffs!
s TThe Jacket Backers have sponsored the MS Walk team “Playoffs Baby” and donated $100.00 towards their efforts this Saturday – Melinda Ward and her brother Christopher have been club members for awhile and Melinda has been looking for people to walk or donate for the cause. Several of the officers have personally known Christopher for a few years and know of his struggles with multiple sclerosis that he has done his best to quietly keep moving forward with. As both she and Chris are ardent hockey fans, we thought this support was appropriate and thought we would ask members if they were interested in helping support the cause to donate additional funds directly.
If you would like to read more about the walk, or are interested in joining the fight or making a donation please follow this link or see the whole URL below for an explanation and a photo of Melinda and Christopher. Thanks for your support to help the Jacket Backers fight MS during the playoffs.
The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National MS Society is a collective of individuals who want to do something about MS now. To that end, we are committed to helping over 10,000 Ohioans impacted by MS to continue moving their lives forward. The Chapter raises funds locally to support programs and services for people with MS and their family and friends as well as the National MS Society’s research initiatives. Join us as we strive to achieve a world free of MS. Contact us at 800-667-7131 to learn more. National MS Society · Ohio Buckeye Chapter
6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131 * 800-667-7131 * firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jacket Backers made the front page of the Dispatch today. Thank you to everyone that spoke to Steve Wartenberg to help with the article. Thank you to Jeff and Anne for being so organized. Thank you to Andy for being the sleepless Blue Haired Guy. I guess I will have to deal with being low key.
Also if you missed it, many of the people on the front page last Thursday are members as well even if the paper didn't note they were Jacket Backers. Linda, in the foreground and caption, is a member along with Nancy, Jessica, Amber and the side of Julie's head.
If anyone is having trouble reaching us by email - we now have a traditional phone line - (614) 372-6093. Feel free to use this number to contact us.
Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings
Stanley Cup Playoffs
St. Louis beats Colorado, dropping Columbus to the 7th seed and a first round matchup against the Red Wings. We have contacted the Red Wings and have opportunities for Group Seating for Games 1 and 2. See post above. We know of a few people that have already acquired their tickets in Section 209 and plan to meet up at the Anchor Bar pre game for Game 1.
Feel free to use the comments area to post leads on tickets, seat locations, carpool options etc.
Carry the Flag
Let's Invade the Joe!