Academy Hockey Club

Academy Hockey Club HS Fall League Game Time Change!


 Academy Hockey Club High School Fall League 2018


After a very successful second year, Year Three 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 2018-19 is required.

Our format:
> – Academy Hockey Club High School Fall League
> – September 9 – October 21
> – Up to 5 Teams (arranged for competitive play within OHSAA rules)
> – 9 Games guaranteed including playoffs, with a 10th hockey session for all
> – Saturdays 11am, Noon start times and Sundays 10am, 11am start times
> – All games at South Metro Sports, Centerville OH
> – Open to all SWOHSHL, regional High School and USA High School Players
> – Cost per player: The same as last year- $250.00 (a GREAT deal thanks to our Sponsors!)

Tentative 2018 AHC Fall League Schedule (most likely will not change):

South Metro:
–  9 Sep  Sat 11am, Noon
– 10 Sep Sun 10am, 11am
– 22 Sep  Sat 11am, Noon
– 23 Sep Sun 10am, 11am
– 29 Sep  Sat 11am, Noon
– 30 Sep Sun 10am, 11am
–  6 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
–  7 Oct Sun 10am, 11am
– 13 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon
– 14 Oct Sun 10am, 11am
– 20 Oct  Sat 11am, Noon- Playoff Games
– 21 Oct Sun 11am- Championship Game
– 21 Oct Sun Noon- Scrimmage hour for all players, follow by Pizza Party/Season Wrap-Up


Background and 2016 first year’s info:

INTRODUCING ACADEMY HOCKEY — a Pre/Post season opportunity for all Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Hockey Players and youth players in the Greater Dayton Area!

The purpose of the Academy Hockey Club is to provide an all-inclusive educational hockey program to improve the overall hockey experience for youth and high school hockey players in the Greater Dayton Area thereby creating value-centered citizenship.

The goals and objectives of the Academy Hockey Club (hereto after, Club) is to:
(1) provide Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) hockey players an all-inclusive pre/post season hockey program,
(2) provide an opportunity for, and grow, youth hockey participation in the greater Dayton/Cincinnati area,
(3) improve players’ skills (skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling), and
(4) provide a fun environment for the players to play/learn/enjoy the great game of hockey, and
(5) teach our participants life lessons (e.g. character, teamwork, discipline, loyalty, perseverance, grit, work ethic) thereby creating better citizenship.


The feedback is in…and we are listening!  Our SWOHSHL and USA Hockey Players requested a better balance between hockey and their other Fall High School activities.  As a result, Academy High School Hockey decided to provide a different format for the 2016 Fall League. We believe this allows players to balance their Fall activities at a much better cost AND get in some great/fun hockey and be better prepared for the season!

New format:
> – Academy High School Hockey Fall League
> – Early September – Late October
> – 4-8 Teams (arranged for competitive play within OHSAA rules)
> – 7 Games and 2 Skill Sessions (-intro night & team selection night) Guaranteed
> – 1 game per week with referees– days and times to be determined
> – All sessions and games at South Metro Sports, Centerville OH
> – Open to all SWOHSHL and USA High School Players
> – Cost: $200.00

Lead Coaches: Tony Thomas & Scott Mathis, former Div I Air Force Academy Players

Teams will be set just prior to the start of play.  Tentative 2016 schedule:

Date Event Time Location
8-Sep-16 BLUE v SILVER 8:30p S. METRO
11-Sep-16 BLACK v WHITE 11:00a S. METRO
15-Sep-16 SILVER v WHITE 8:30p S. METRO
21-Sep-16 BLUE v BLACK 9:00p S. METRO
22-Sep-16 WHITE v BLUE 8:30p S. METRO
25-Sep-16 BLACK v SILVER 11:00a S. METRO
29-Sep-16 BLACK v WHITE 8:30p S. METRO
2-Oct-16 SILVER v BLUE 11:00a S. METRO
6-Oct-16 BLUE v BLACK 8:30p S. METRO
9-Oct-16 WHITE v SILVER 11:00a S. METRO
13-Oct-16 SILVER v BLACK 8:30p S. METRO
16-Oct-16 BLUE v WHITE 12:30p S. METRO








27-Oct-16 1ST v 2ND PLACE 8:30p S. METRO
29-Oct-16 SKILLS 9:30a S. METRO
30-Oct-16 SKILLS 11:00a S. METRO

Open to all area High School players
2016-17 USA Hockey registration # (Register here: )
Liability Waiver
Medical Consent to Treat with Insurance Information provided

INTERESTED?  CONTACT US TODAY: Greg Gutterman 937-422-6827  — GO FALCONS!!  Due to OHSAA rules, please include the High School you play for in your email to us.  Payments should be made out to “Academy Hockey Club” and mailed with all forms to 2182 Bandit Trail, Beavercreek OH 45434.

Please download, complete, and mail the following forms with payment:

Academy Hockey Club- Info

Academy Club Hockey Registration Form




Parents Guide To Concussions

More Information:

Academy Hockey is a new and exciting opportunity for area high school players to improve skills and continue enjoying the game of hockey off-season.  Academy Hockey Program goals are open opportunity (no tryouts), skills development (max touches/reps),  and fun!  This program is available to all area high school players and is endorsed by your Dayton area High School coaches (Alter, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and Troy).  The program meets all OHSAA pre/post criteria — and former Division I Hockey players form the core of our coaching staff:

Academy High School Hockey Club proudly announces Coach Tony Thomas will lead the September -October 2016 Pre-season league at Dayton’s South Metro Sports arena. Coach Thomas is a former NCAA Division I player and currently works at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Read more at:

Academy High School Hockey Club is proud to announce the addition of Coach Scott Mathis to the ice! Coach Mathis is a former NCAA Division I Air Force Academy player and currently working at Wright Patterson AFB. He Joins Coach Tony Thomas for both the July Camp and Fall League. See more at:

Academy High School Hockey Club is proud to announce Goalie Coach Doug Lantry has joined the Academy Club’s Coaching Staff.  Coach Lantry brings 30 years of playing and youth coaching experience to the program.  He is USA Hockey certified and trained Goalie Coach.


SPECIAL NOTE:  Academy Hockey fully endorses Dayton Nugs led by Mike Maletic ( for those seeking higher end play in addition to Academy Hockey.  Contact Mike for tryout information.