Triple Trouble

By wbng sports

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:29 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton)

Jordan, Christopher and Jason O'Brien were born a total of 2 minutes apart.

And the triplets have stayed pretty close together ever since.
Like most teenagers they battle over bragging rights and car privileges, but they also battle on the ice.

The 3 are a big part of the Chenango Forks hockey team, and as we find out in this week's action sports spotlight, while they may be triplets, they are nothing like each other on the ice.

As a father of 5, Jim O'Brien says he got off easy only having to take his 3 sons to the same team practice throughout their hockey career.
Besides the travel, there is another big reason why.

Jim says, " It's probably better that way. I would hate to see. They're very competitive with each other as siblings are. I would hate to see what would happen if they played against each other. "
Even on the same team, the triplets still manage ways to battle.

Defenseman Jordan says, " It's fun playing against each other because you get to hit them and score on each other and rub it in their face. But it's always fun when you make a play and they're a part of it. A family and you score. "

It is difficult to separate just who is the best, partly because even as triplets they are completely different.

" Chris is more finesse, Jason is a grit iron, puts his nose to the ground in the corners, and Jordan is a defenseman. They're all a little bit different. "

Jason says, " Growing up it was really hard trying to see who is the better player and it's always a competition to see who has the better line. We're always competing and telling each other who is better. "

Off the ice, they are typical teenagers.
Chris says he has the highest GPA, but the bigger battle comes down to simple math, 2 cars for 3 boys.

Chris says, " Pretty much it's whoever has money to put gas in the car."

The O'Briens may have to battle over who drives them to the rink, but they do get along on the ice, enough to help make the Blue Devils a contender when the playoffs start this weekend.

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