Prizm News / February 25, 2019 / By Prizm News

By Prizm News

The Columbus Blue Jackets have never lost when the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus sings the National Anthem for the crowd at Nationwide Arena.

OK, so it’s only been twice, but still, we see a pattern developing.

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The chorus joined the Jackets’ regular anthem singer, Leo Welsh, on Saturday for the team’s second annual Hockey Is for Everyone Night, which welcomes LGBTQ fans and others who add diversity to the sport.

Players warmed up before the game against the San Jose Sharks with rainbow-taped sticks, which were later auctioned off to raise money for You Can Play, an international group that works to erase anti-LGBTQ language and biases from youth, college and professional sports.

The Jackets won, 4-0, to stay in the thick of the NHL playoff hunt. When they get there, they should think about bringing their good-luck charms back for s return engagement.

Posted by Bob Vitale on Monday, February 25, 2019
Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.