Few fans are more loyal than the 5th Line. With the beginning of the renewal period for 2018-19 season tickets, the Blue Jackets held the annual #CBJSTH "Meet The Team Party" at Nationwide Arena for full season ticket holders.
To start the day, season ticket holders were given copies of the 2017-18 Team Yearbook and were able to watch the Blue Jackets practice on the main ice, which is usually closed to the public. Complimentary food and drinks were available at the concession stands and various prizes, like a trip on the team place, team-signed jerseys and gift cards, were all up for grabs for some lucky attendees. After practice, the players swapped skates for Sharpies and took their places at various stations around the arena.
There were many different stations, including air hockey, taking shots on the ice, card tables and, of course, plenty of autograph stations.
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When fans watch the Jackets fly around the ice, it's easy to forget how young some of the players really are. Take Zach Werenski for example. At just 20-years old, Werenski is the same age as most juniors in college. It makes sense that the perfect place for him at this event was on the sticks playing NHL 18 with fans.
We'll send a pass along the blue line to check out what Werenski's defensive partner was up to during the event. Here's Seth Jones posted up by the main entrance getting some mini-hoop in.
Fans were also allowed down on the ice to take some shots on goal. Check out Jodi, who added some flair to this event with a backhand rather than a straightforward wrister like most would try.
Good form Jodi, we can barely tell the difference from this recent backhand gem.
One STH named Todd got his Star Wars stormtrooper helmet signed by almost the entire team. This was one of, if not the most, unique items the players signed at the event.
This phone case is definitely in the running too though.
Want to talk about guts? This kid went head-to-head against two pros in the faceoff circle. Word on the ice is the centers were very impressed with this young man's technique.
A huge thank you to all full season ticket holders! If you want to see more from the event, make sure to head over to Twitter and search #CBJSTH.