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October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm (date change)


Old Bag of Nails, 63 Mill St.

Gahanna, OH 43230


Wednesday, 11/16 (tentative; location TBD)

RSVP please to Susan at vice_president@jacketbackers.org 

so we can save you a seat.



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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.

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$1505 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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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

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

Due to lack of interest and other confounding factors, the bus trip has been cancelled.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 


Exclusive Members Only Ice Skating Event - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Members, family members and guests (within reason) of Jacket Backers members are invited to join in this free event.  We will be sharing the ice at Nationwide this evening with arena volunteers.  Free skate rental will be provided.  Skaters of all abilities welcome.  Enjoy figure skating or try your hand at making a few shots on goal!
Please RSVP to Jessica at activities@jacketbackers.org and let her know how many adults and children will be attending, or if you have any other questions on the event.
If you haven't joined/renewed for the 2015-2016 season, you can do so here, your membership will include the remainder of the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 season.
Hope to see you there!

LAKE ERIE MONSTERS - New Affiliate - New Trip February 20, 2016

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

Many of you have asked and we are pleased to announce that this trip 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.

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


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 over


Holiday Get Together / Game Watching Party - Gresso's

Game Watching Party

When: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Where: Gresso's - 961 S. Hight St., Columbus, OH 43206 (Parking is available on the street, there is also a open parking lot across the street).

Time: 7:30pm - Pre-Game / 8:00pm - Drop of the Puck

RSVP: RSVP preferred to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org (by Monday, December 7, 2015) so we can save you a seat and plan accordingly for a few appetizers - But last-minute attendees (members, friends and family) are welcome as well!!!  This is a family friendly event, all ages are welcome!

Games/Giveaways: Do you have a player signed item, team signed item or any hockey item that you are unsure what you were going to do with it?  Wrap it up and bring it with you!  We will be having an optional White Elephant CBJ/Hockey themed exchange during 1st intermission!  In addition, during 2nd intermission, we will have an optional ornament exchange.  Just bring any unwrapped ornament with you (hockey or not) to hang on our tree and we will do an ornament exchange (similiar to the white elephant style).  And last, but not least, sometime during the 3rd period, we will be giving away door prizes to some lucky winners, including a Team Signed Jacket Backers Sign and a (non-game used) Signed Sergei Bobrovsky Stick.  (Winners MUST be present)!


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"


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!