Chiller Thanksgiving tournament brings teams from across the Midwest

Friday, 11.23.2012 / 3:30 PM
By Staci Pawlak - BlueJackets.com / CBJ Today


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While most people are recovering from their Thanksgiving feast or out shopping for the holiday season, hundreds of high school hockey players will invade the Columbus area for the 14th annual Chiller Thanksgiving Classic this weekend.

Since its beginning, the tournament has grown into one of the largest high school hockey competitions in the country with 48 high school varsity and junior varsity (JV) teams participating in the event.

Hosted by The OhioHealth Chiller rinks in Columbus, the tournament spans three days across three different Chiller locations around around central Ohio.

Because the number of participating schools is so large, there are four different varsity divisions and two JV divisions, and each team gets a four-game guarantee against four different opponents. The tournament concludes on Sunday with championship games at Chiller Dublin, Easton, and North (in Lewis Center).

“We put a lot of time and effort into making it a first-class event,” said Jeremy Rogers, assistant general manager at The Chiller and the tournament's organizer.

Most of the participating teams are from local high schools or other areas of Ohio, including Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo. However, a few teams from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and even two teams from Canada will be participating in the tournament this year.

All participating teams are classified as either Varsity/JV Ohio or Varsity/JV USA, West or East. All Varsity Ohio teams will compete at the Chiller Dublin location while all Varsity USA teams will play at Chiller North. All JV/Ohio and JV/USA teams will play at Chiller Easton.

Visit the tournament page at the Chiller.com for more details on game times and locations.


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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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