2020 AHC Fall League and NUGS update: 7/25/2020

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UPDATE- July 25, 2020:
Registration for tryouts for the NUGS 2020 Fall Pre-Season team for higher skilled players is now open.  Tryouts are:  Session 1: at Northland Ice Center, Saturday August 8 at 11:00am-12:30pm; and Session 2: at South Metro Sports, Saturday August 15 at 12:30pm-1:50pm. Cost $50 per player (covers both sessions- no single session option).  Players are encouraged to make both sessions, but tryouts are scheduled a week apart to accommodate vacation schedules, ACT/SAT exam days, etc. so only one session is required.  Register by clicking on this link: https://ahshc.sportngin.com/register/form/848113866
Please keep in mind that the schedule will be subject to changes due to government mandates, etc.  Season fees will be based on practices and games played.  Note from Head Coach Tony Morris:  I have reached out to several teams and it appears we can make a schedule. I’m not 100% sure how many games we will get in at this point but we will try our best to get as many games as possible on the calendar. Shooting for 15. Playing teams like the PHA Prowlers, Westerville, Dayton Stealth, NKY, NE Storm, and Team Cbus.
UPDATE- July 9,2020:
Registration for the 2020 Academy Hockey Club Fall League is OPEN.  Register by clicking on this link: https://ahshc.sportngin.com/register/form/356180745
NUGS tryout information will be posted soon.
UPDATE- July 1, 2020:
Please keep in mind as time goes on that everything regarding sports programs such as this is subject to change according to State of Ohio, local, and CDC directives, and dates may change to accommodate any changes to the OHSAA hockey schedule.
With that in mind, the 2020 Academy Hockey Club Fall League is tentatively scheduled to run from September 12 & 13, 2020 through October 24 & 25, 2020 with no games on one of those weekends (which will be announced soon).  All games for the season will be played at South Metro Sports on Saturdays & Sundays with game times of 11am and 12Noon both days.
Registration on-line for the 2020 Academy Hockey Club Fall League should be open next Thursday July 9, 2020.
NUGS Update:  NUGS tryouts are still in the planning stage and will announced soon.
June 17, 2020:
Regarding the upcoming 2020 Academy Hockey Club Fall League and NUGS Pre-Post team, the desire is there and our intent is to have the Fall League and NUGS team again.  The unknowns, though– such as what rinks will be available, what rules and procedures that will need to be followed, etc.– make it still too early to give any definite dates or sign-up information.
We hope to know some answers soon, hopefully by the end of June, so we can start making plans and letting players and parents know what to expect, so please check back for updates.

Inaugural SWOHSHL All-Star Game!- 6pm Sat. March 7, 2020

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The first annual Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL) All-Star game was played Saturday March 7, 2020 at 6:15pm at the beautiful Steve Cady Arena within the Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, OH and ended in spectacular fashion with a 3-2 overtime win by the Red team!

Congratulations to all the players selected, and a special thank you to the Talawanda High School program for hosting the first annual game at the premier rink in the SWOHSHL– the Miami University’s Steve Cady Arena within the Goggin Ice Center– and to the Academy Hockey Club for their sponsorship of the game.

2020 POD Finals- Sun. March 1, 2020

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2020 POD Finals Schedule

Sunday March 1, 2020 at South Metro Sports
5th v 6th 2:00pm Centerville (1) vs Sycamore (2)
4th v 3rd 3:30pm Indian Hill (2) vs LaSalle (3)
1st v 2nd 5:00pm – Championship: Beavercreek (2) vs Alter (0)

Congratulations to the 2020 POD Tournament Champs:
First Place: Beavercreek High School Varsity Hockey
Second Place: Archbishop Alter High School Varsity Hockey
Third Place: LaSalle High School Club Hockey


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The Academy Hockey Club is proud to announce an exciting new tournament for Ohio High School Athletic Association and Ohio Club participating ice hockey programs…THE POD TOURNAMENT!

Feb 28, 29, March 1, 2020 at South Metro Sports
10561 Success Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45458

THE POD (Post OHSAA District) is intended to provide a post OHSAA District tournament option for teams ranking in the lower half of the state according to myhockeyrankings.com (which basically constitutes Division 2 in other OHSAA sports).  “We just can’t stand to see a high school senior end their career on the wrong side of a lopsided state tournament game” said Matt Belmonte on the Academy Hockey Club Board.  “So we created the POD as an option for the teams to have a better end-of-season experience, and for senior players, a better end of career experience.”

Games will be played at South Metro Sports in Dayton OH, February 28, 29, March 1, 2020.  Other OHSAA teams have expressed interest in participating and the POD plans to grow in coming years. “You just have to make sure not to exceed the season 35-game limit set by OHSAA administrators,” said Greg Gutterman the Academy’s President.

This year Beavercreek High School, Archbishop Alter (Dayton), Centerville High School, LaSalle High School (Cincinnati), Sycamore High School (Cincinnati) and Indian Hill Winter Club are participating in the 2nd annual POD Tournament.

Friday Feb. 28, 2020
6:30pm-8:00pm Beavercreek v IHWC
8:10-9:30pm LaSalle v Centerville
9:40pm-11:00pm Sycamore v Alter

Saturday Feb 29, 2020
11:00am-12:20pm Centerville v Alter
12:30pm-2:00pm LaSalle v Beavercreek
2:10pm-3:30pm IHWC v Sycamore

5:30pm-6:50pm Alter v LaSalle
7:00pm-8:30pm Sycamore v Beavercreek
8:40pm-10:00pm Centerville v IHWC

Sunday March 1, 2020
5th v 6th 2:00pm Centerville (H) vs Sycamore (V)
4th v 3rd 3:30pm Indian Hill (H) vs LaSalle (V)
1st v 2nd 5:00pm – Championship Beavercreek (h) vs Alter (V)

Request information for next year’s POD or email with any questions to: academyhockeyoh@gmail.com

2021 POD High School Hockey Tournament Information:

**Please plan ahead when scheduling for your season, as OHSAA teams must have 31 or fewer games scheduled (not counting OHSAA post-season district games nor pre-season games) to be eligible for THE POD, since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total.

– 2021 Dates TBA- Most likely after the weekend after the first two OHSAA state tournament rounds
– Currently up to 6 Teams and expanding in 2021
– 4 Game guarantee
– For lower half of OHSAA teams based on myhockeyrankings.com
– Tourney Fee: Estimated to be $1350 per team
– Applications Due no later than December 15, 2020 with a $350 deposit
(make checks payable to “Academy Hockey Club” a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization) and mail to:

Academy Hockey Club
435 Danbury Place
Xenia, OH 45385

– Accepted teams/applications will be notified via email

Email with any questions to: academyhockeyoh@gmail.com


AHC High School Fall League 2019

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First Place 2019: BLUE
Second Place 2019: GREEN
Thurd place trophy presentation.

2019 AHC Final Standings:

Blue Champs!71060221
Red 3rd place3502427
Green 2nd place52133215
KRC Sat 9/7/2019 11:00am Green 5 Red  3
KRC Sat 9/7/2019 Noon White 2 Blue 7
KRC Sun 9/8/2019 4:00pm Red  8 Blue 9
KRC Sun 9/8/2019 5:00pm Green 8 Black 1
KRC Sat 9/14/2019 3:00pm Black 7 White 1
KRC Sat 9/14/2019 4:00pm Blue 2 Green 4
KRC Sun 9/15/2019 3:00pm White 0 Green 14
KRC Sun 9/15/2019 4:00pm Black 7 Red  6
S. Metro
Sat 9/21/2019 11:00am 3:00pm Red Green 7 Black White 1
S. Metro KRC Sat 9/21/2019 Sun 9/22 Noon 3:00pm Green Red. 6 White Black 13
S. Metro KRC Sun 9/22/2019 11:00am 4:00pm White Green 2
Black Blue 13
S. Metro KRC Sun 9/22/2019 Noon 5:00pm Green White 5
Blue Black 3
S. Metro Sat 9/28/2019 11:00am Red White
S. Metro Sat 9/28/2019 Noon Blue Black
S. Metro Sun 9/29/2019 11:00am Blue White
S. Metro Sun 9/29/2019 Noon Red Green
S. Metro Sat 10/5/2019 11:00am Black Blue
S. Metro Sat 10/5/2019 Noon White Red
S. Metro Sun 10/6/2019 11:00am Black Green
S. Metro Sun 10/6/2019 Noon Blue Red
S. Metro Sat 10/12/2019 11:00am Green Red
S. Metro Sat 10/12/2019 Noon White Blue
S. Metro Sun 10/13/2019 11:00am Red Blue
S. Metro Sun 10/13/2019 Noon Green Black
S. Metro Sat 10/19/2019 11:00am Red  9 White 3
S. Metro Sat 10/19/2019 Noon Blue 8 Green 3
S. Metro Sun 10/20/2019 11:00am Blue 9 Red. 5
S. Metro Sun 10/20/2019 Noon Green 3 Black 3
S. Metro Sun 10/20/2019 1:00pm Blue  10 Red  3
S. Metro Sun 10/20/2019 2:00pm White 3 Black 4
S. Metro Sat 10/26/2019 11:00am Black 3 Blue 11
S. Metro Sat 10/26/2019 Noon Red 8 White 4
S. Metro Sun 10/27/2019 11:00am Third Place Game

Black 1 v Red 5

S. Metro Sun 10/27/2019 Noon Championship

Blue 5 v Green 4

2019 AHC Fall League Rosters:

Shrider, A
Shrider, B
Reilly, L
G- Wagel
G- Russell

Augustine, J
Morgan, E
Neill, Jack
Neil, Jason

Crowley , Pete
DeRosa, Ted
DeRosa, Alex
Martin J
G-Peterson, S
G-Peterson, R

Augustine W
Morgan S
G-Schmidt, Z

Schmidt, C
Cox B
Cox, C
Webb, E


After a very successful third year, Year Four is fast approaching for the Academy Hockey Club “High School Fall League” at South Metro Sports. We offer a great pre-high school season playing opportunity that meets current OHSAA regulations for SWOHSHL, regional High School, and USA Hockey players in fun 4 v 4 non-checking format with USA Hockey certified referees.

This program is the perfect opportunity for all high school players (and particularly new high school players) to get a feel for the speed of the high school game in a low contact environment, with lots of open ice and fully refereed games.

Our program allows all area high school players an opportunity to get in some great/fun hockey at a reasonable cost (while balancing their Fall activities) in order to be better prepared for their high school try-outs and season.

USA Hockey registration for 2019-20 is required.

Our format:
> – Academy Hockey Club High School Fall League
> – September 8 – October 21
> – 5 Teams (arranged for competitive play within OHSAA rules)
> – 9 Games guaranteed including playoffs, with a possible 10th playoff game
> – Saturdays 11am, Noon start times and Sundays 11am, Noon start times
> – All games at South Metro Sports, Centerville OH (unless renovations are not complete)
> – Open to all SWOHSHL, regional High School and USA High School Players
> – Cost per player: TBD. We hope to be able to keep the cost the same as the last two years, which was $250.00 (a GREAT deal thanks to our Sponsors!)

FINAL 2019 AHC Fall League Schedule:

At Kettering Rec Center:
–  7 Sep  Sat 11am, Noon (at Kettering Rec Center)
–  8 Sep  Sun 4pm, 5pm (at Kettering Rec Center)
–  14 Sep  Sat 3pm, 4pm (at Kettering Rec Center)
–  15 Sep  Sun 3pm, 4pm (at Kettering Rec Center)
– 21 Sep  Sat 3pm
– 22 Sep  Sun 3pm,4pm,5pm
At South Metro Sports:
– 28 Sep  Sat 11am, Noon
– 29 Sep  Sun 11am, Noon
–  5 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
–  6 Oct  Sun 11am, Noon
– 12 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
– 13 Oct  Sun 11am, Noon
– 19 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
– 20 Oct  Sun 11am, Noon
– 26 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
– 27 Oct Sun 11am- Third Place Game
– 27 Oct Sun Noon- Championship Game

NUGS 2019- Tryout Registration

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The Academy Hockey Club will again be operating the 2019 NUGS Pre-Post High School hockey team for higher skilled area High School players.  Tryouts are required. $50 Fee for tryouts includes both sessions.  We are excited to announce former Springboro High School Head Coach Tony Morris will be continuing Head Coach in 2019, and also excited to announce Erich Schreiner and Brandon Moravec will serve as Assistant Coaches again in 2019.


 — 2019 NUGS Tryouts at South Metro Sports. Saturday June 29 at 2:00pm-3:30pm, and Saturday July 13 at 2:00pm-3:30pm. Cost $50 per player (covers all sessions- no single session option).
Tentative- Preliminary 2019 season information, subject to changes:
— Nugs Practices. Tuesday nights, all practices at South Metro:
8/6/19   -8:00-9:20pm
8/13/19 -8:30-9:50pm
8/20/19 -8:00-9:20pm
8/27/19 -8:00-9:20pm
9/3/19   -8:00-9:20pm
9/10/19 -8:00-9:20pm
9/17/19 -8:00-9:20pm
9/24/19 -8:00-9:20pm
— Nugs Home Games: Up to 8 home games. Weekends between early September and late October.
— Nugs Away Games: TBD Up to 8 away games, which may include weekend tournaments.
— Nugs Pre-season cost- TBD, but we hope to keep cost the same as last year at $550.00

NUGS Post Team Goes 3-1 in Cleveland!

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The NUGS Post Team, revived in 2019 by Head Coach Tony Morris after a nearly decade long hiatus, finished 3-1(!) in the Rock-N-Roll Cup Tournament in Cleveland, OH March 22-24, 2019.  The NUGS opened the weekend with a rocking 4-3 victory over Stick-Fix Cleveland AA on Friday, and on Saturday rolled over the Pittsburg Huskies A Major 6-4 and the Ohio Prospects A/AA 6-2.  The NUGS battled with the Cleveland Sharks AA and had a 3-3 tie going with 4 minutes left in the final game, but fell 3-6 with two empty net goals tacked on at the end.

Overall it was a fantastic showing for the NUGS against some very solid competition from Ohio and Pennsylvania select teams.  Great work team, and a special thanks to Coach Morris for his efforts!

No Academy Hockey Skills Camp in 2019

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There will be no Summer Academy Hockey Club Skills Camp in 2019 as in past years, but keep watching for updates on Summer 2019 Academy Hockey Club skills sessions, training sessions, fun hockey time, and learn-to-play-hockey opportunities.

NUGS-Post Team is BACK in 2019!!

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With some much appreciated interest and effort NUGS Head Coach Tony Morris has resurrected an old tradition of a NUGS-Post team.  The NUGS are once again truly a Pre-Post Team playing a Post-Season tournament in Cleveland the weekend of March 21-23, 2019.  Best of luck to NUGS-Post in 2019 and hats off to Coach Morris for bringing the post season tradition back!

Inaugural POD Tournament: March 1,2,3 2019

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Congratulations to POD 2019 Champions: Archbishop Alter High School !

POD Tournament 2019 Final Standings

3Dayton Stealth43100
4Indian Hill41300
6La Salle41300
The inaugural POD (Post Ohio District) High School Hockey Tournament is Fri-Sat-Sun March 1-2-3 with all games at the Springfield NPTRD Chiller, 301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504
6:20-7:50pm Alter v Stealth
8:00-9:30pm Indian Hill Winter Club v Troy
9:40-11:10pm Beavercreek v LaSalle
10:10-11:40am Troy v Alter
11:50am-1:20pm LaSalle v Stealth
3:40-5:10pm Beavercreek v Alter
5:20-6:50pm Stealth v IHWC
7:00-8:30pm LaSalle v Troy
8:40-10:10pm Beavercreek v IHWC
10:10-11:40am Troy vs La Salle
11:50am-1:20pm Dayton Stealth vs Indian Hill
5:00-6:30pm Beavercreek vs Alter
Admission for all games: $5 single game, Weekend Pass $10 (good for ALL games).  Admission is FREE for all students, high school or younger.

Contact Bill Daniels with any questions (veritable@aol.com), and we hope to see you out at the inaugural POD Tournament!

2019 POD Tournament Rules
TOURNAMENT RULES: The official National Federation of State High School Associations Ice Hockey Rules Book
2018 – 2019, as supplemented by Ohio High School Athletic Association Sports Regulations, shall be used in the
Tournament except as noted below:
1. TIME OF PLAY: Games shall be of standard 15-minute stop-clock period length with a game limit of 1 hour and 40
minutes. If it appears that stopping the clock will result in exceeding the allotted game time limit, the official timer
will advise both teams and the on-ice officials that a no-stop clock shall be instituted until the end of the game. No
time-outs will be allowed when a no-stop clock is instituted.
A one-minute rest period will be provided between periods one and two. If time permits, a ten-minute rest
period with an ice cut will occur between periods two and three.
2. TEAM ROSTERS: A maximum of 18 skater and 2 goalies may be on the bench.
3. TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION: The Coach or a Team Official must check in with the Tournament Director. A
point of contact should be assigned for updates.
4. PLAYER CHECK-IN: Teams must be present NLT 45 minutes prior to game time. Teams will warm up for 5 after
ice resurfacing from the preceding game. When the official is ready to start the game, both teams shall be ready to
play, or a forfeit will result. Due to scheduling considerations, games may start earlier than depicted on the
published schedule; therefore, all teams must be prepared to begin their warm-up 15 minutes prior to the published
game time in the event the preceding game concludes earlier than anticipated.
5. PLAYER’S BENCH: Only team players and a maximum of five team officials will be permitted on the player’s
bench per OHSAA policy. All players and any minors in the bench area shall wear a helmet at all times.
6. PENALTY BOX: Each team shall furnish one individual to supervise their players in the penalty box and maintain
penalty box door closure. This individual is a Game Official; therefore, this individual’s conduct while serving in this
capacity shall be above reproach and exhibit the highest standard of sportsmanship.
7. CAPTAIN AND ALTERNATE: The Coach or a Team Official shall provide the names of the Captain(s) and
Alternate Captain(s) to the referee or official scorer prior to the start of each game.
8. PROFANE LANGUAGE: Profane language will not be tolerated from any player, team official, parent, or fan.
9. UNIFORM COLORS: The HOME team shall wear either white or predominantly light colored jerseys.
10. EQUIPMENT: All players participating in the POD Tournament must wear equipment that meets the requirements
of the National Federation of State High School Associations Ice Hockey Rules Book 2018-19. All players must
wear mouth guards and approved helmets with operable and fastened straps.
11. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Emergency medical assistance will be available at each game.
12. PENALTYS/SUSPENSIONS: The National Federation of High School (NFHS) Ice Hockey rule book shall be used
for assessing and determining penalties. The Tournament Director has included the following points of emphasis
with additional tournament penalties to ensure safe/respectful play during the tournament.
GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTIES: A GAME MISCONDUCT penalty requires immediate removal from the
game. (NFHS Section 5, Article 1).
A player who incurs 5 penalties (any combination) in the same game shall be assessed a GAME
MISCONDUCT penalty and removed for the duration of the game. (NFHS Section 5, Article 2).
GAME DISQUALIFICATION PENALTIES: A game disqualification penalty requires immediate removal from the
game plus that player/coach is ineligible to play/coach the next TWO games. (NFHS Section 6, Article 2 as
Amended for POD Tournament)
Any player who incurs 5 Major and/or Misconduct penalties during the tournament, in any combination of Majors
and/or misconduct penalties (e.g. 5-minute penalty with a 10-minute misconduct for same infraction counts as 2
penalties under this tournament rule), will be assessed a GAME DISQUALIFICATION penalty and be
immediately removed from the game being played plus that player/coach is ineligible to play for the next TWO
tournament games. (NFHS Section 5 and Section 6 as Amended for POD Tournament)
Each game in the tournament counts as one game toward any penalty suspension.
Any Coach, Manager, or Team Official who has received a game disqualification penalty and/or suspension
shall not sit close to his/her team while the suspension is in effect.
Physical abuse of any official will result in a game disqualification penalty/suspension from that game and
all remaining games in the tournament.
13. TOURNAMENT SCORING: Each team will be guaranteed 4 games. The tournament’s QUALIFYING
GAMES shall be played on day 1 and 2 in order to determine the day 3 championship round
seedings. Championship round seedings are based on total accumulated points during the qualification
games. Each Qualifying Game has 5 possible points available awarded as follows:
1. One (1) point is awarded for each period won; One-half (1/2) point is awarded for each period tied.
2. Two (2) points are awarded for each game won; One (1) point is awarded for each game tied.
3. Zero (0) points are awarded for each period or game lost.
14. QUALIFYING GAMES TIE BREAKERS: If the score is tied at the end of a qualifying game, the game shall
end in a tie (there will not be an overtime or shootout to determine the winner).
If two or more teams conclude the 3 qualifying games of the tournament with identical accumulative point
totals, the following order of precedence will be used to break the tie and set the final championship seeding:
1. Head-to-head game score
2. Head-to-head game points
3. Won-Loss record
4. Goal Differential (goals scored minus goals allowed- max 5 per game)
5. Fewest goals allowed
6. Lowest total team penalty minutes during the tournament
7. Coin toss
15. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: Teams shall be ranked based on their total accumulative points earned during
the qualifying round (using tie breakers as applicable). The team that wins the game is declared the winner
(qualifying games period scoring does not apply).
3rd v 4th 3rd PLACE GAME
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND TIE GAMES: Games tied after the 3rd period shall play a sudden death
overtime period. Format is 3 vs 3 with a 5-minute run-time period. Clock stops on penalties so a 4 vs 3
powerplay opportunity is presented. If penalty expires, the player comes out of penalty box and 4 vs 4
continues until first stoppage of play at which point 3 vs 3 play shall resume on the ensuing face-off.
The CONSOLATION GAME ends in a tie after the OT period.
The CHAMPIONSHIP and 3rd PLACE GAME shall proceed to a shootout if the game remains tied after
the OT period. Format is 3 shooters per team. No player shall shoot twice unless all players listed on the
scoresheet have already shot during the shootout. Coaches or Managers shall designate the 3 shootout
primary players on the scoresheet BEFORE THE SHOOTOUT begins. If shootout continues beyond 3
shooters, the #4 shooter must immediately proceed to center ice for their shot or they forfeit their chance.
16. MERCY RULE: Since the score of each period played is relevant to tournament scoring and tiebreakers,
there is no mercy rule in effect for the Tournament and a game’s goal differential will not lead to a
change from normal stop-clock time keeping.
17. PROTESTS: NO PROTESTS WILL BE PERMITTED. If, during the course of the Tournament, rules
interpretations or clarifications are needed, the Tournament Director will provide the interpretation
or clarification and the Tournament Director’s decision will be FINAL.