COLUMBUS – FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets are excited to once again feature youth hockey players from all over Ohio in the return of the “Shootout Showcase,” presented by Scotts Miracle-Gro.
This season, sixteen youth hockey clubs from around the state entered teams to compete in the single elimination shootout tournament. Each team consists of three shooters and one goalie. The following organizations will be represented: The Columbus Chill Youth Hockey Association, Columbus Blue Jackets Girls Hockey, Easton Youth Hockey Association, Newark Ice Hockey Association, Columbus Ice Hockey Club, Capital Amateur Hockey Association, North Kentucky Youth Hockey Association, Butler County Youth Hockey Association, Findlay Amateur Hockey Association, and Troy Bruins Youth Hockey.
On Friday, March 1st, when the Blue Jackets head to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks at 8:30pm, FOX Sports Ohio will air the first shootout during the Blue Jackets Live pregame show at 8pm. Highlights from this first shootout between Easton Youth Hockey Association and Columbus Blue Jackets Girls Hockey will also air during an intermission and in the postgame edition of Blue Jackets Live.
The network will continue to air one shootout every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Blue Jackets game through Sunday, April 21st, whittling down to the final two teams. The final two teams will compete live at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, April 27th, when the Jackets host the Predators at 7pm. FOX Sports Ohio will televise the final shootout live.
All of the shootout segments will also be available on FOXSportsOhio.com and BlueJackets.com.
The “Shootout Showcase” will additionally be featured with a recap during Slap Shots, the 30-minute week-in-review magazine show that highlights the Jackets recent matchups. A new episode of Slap Shots airs on FOX Sports Ohio every Monday at 6pm.