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POD Tournament! March 1-3, 2019

POD 2019

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

To date, Beavercreek High School and LaSalle (Cincinnati) have committed to the POD tournament, while Troy (OH) High School, Archbishop Alter High School (Dayton) have expressed interest.

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 (which constitute 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 tournament game” said Matt Belmonte on the Academy Board. “So we created the POD as an option for the teams to have a better end-of-season, and for senior players, a better end of career experience.”

Games will be played at the NTPRD Chiller in Springfield OH, March 1-3, 2019. “Three Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League teams have already expressed interest,” said Jeff Duford, the Academy Treasurer, “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.

March 1-3, 2019 NTPRD Chiller
301 W. Main Street, Springfield, Ohio 45504

Friday, March 1 games begin at 6:20pm
Saturday, March 2 games throughout the day
Sunday, March 3 games end in the afternoon

– Up to 6 Teams
– *4 Game guarantee
– For lower half of OHSAA teams based on
– Tourney Fee: $1350 per team
– Applications Due no later than December 15, 2018 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 Pl Xenia, OH 45385
– Accepted teams/applications will be notified via email no later than December 19, 2018
– Apply by email or with any questions to:
– Questions? Contact Bill Daniels 937-705-0500 Cell/Text or
*OHSAA teams must have 31 or fewer games scheduled (not counting OHSAA district games) to be eligible for THE POD (since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total)

Black beats Blue in 2018 Championship!

Black beats Blue 6-2 to win the 2018 AHC Tournament! Gold defeated Green in the Consolation game 7-6.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 AHC Fall League including the players and their families, our sponsors, and our hard working volunteers.  Best wishes to all players and High School teams for a great season in 2018-19. Do well in the OSHAA tournament to represent South West Ohio varsity hockey, and if you unfortunately have an early exit your team can still end the season on a positive note in the post season AHC 2019 POD Tournament. See the link above for details. Good luck!

NUGS 2018- Tryout Registration

The Academy Hockey Club will begin operating the 2018 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 taking over the NUGS program as Head Coach in 2018, and also excited to announce Erich Schreiner and Brandom Moravec will serve as Assistant Coaches in 2018.


 — NUGS Tryouts at South Metro Sports. Saturday July 21 at 10:00am, and Sunday July 22 at 5:00pm. Cost $50 per player (covers all sessions- no single session option).
Preliminary 2018 season information:
— Nugs Practices. Tuesday nights, all practices at South Metro:
7/24/18 -8:30-9:50pm
8/7/18   -8:00-9:20pm
8/14/18 -8:00-9:20pm
8/21/18 -8:00-9:20pm
8/28/18 -8:00-9:20pm
9/4/18   -8:00-9:20pm
9/11/18 -8:00-9:20pm
9/18/18 -8:00-9:20pm
9/25/18 -8:00-9:20pm
10/2/18 -8:00-9:20pm
10/9/18 -8:00-9:20pm
— Nugs Home Games: Up to 10 home games. Weekends between early September and late October.
— Nugs Away Games: TBD Up to 10 away games, which may include weekend tournaments.
— Nugs season cost- $550.00

2018 Summer Skills Camp! June 25-29 at South Metro Sports


In order to maximize on-ice time for everyone, we have been able to go with two groups instead of three and give everyone more ice time for this year’s Summer Camp. Please note the time changes below:
Squirts & Pee-Wees: 10U– 2009, 2008, 12U– 2007, 2006
-M,Tu,Th,Fr 5:30-7:15pm all on ice, Wed 6:15pm-8:00pm all on ice
Bantam: 14U– 2005, 2004 AND
High School/ Midget16U– 2003, 2002, 18U– 2001, 2000
– M,Tu,Th,Fr 7:30-9:30pm all on ice, Wed 8:15pm-10:05pm-all on ice

Please note the time changes ABOVE.


WELCOME to the 2018 Academy Hockey Club Summer Skills Camp Registration!

June 25-29, 2018 at South Metro Sports

Due to some great fundraising efforts, the 2018 cost is the same as last year!


The Academy Hockey Club is proud to announce the Summer 2018 Skills Development Camps!  Our skills development camps are an affordable, fun and constructive environment for the Greater Dayton/Cincinnati area players. This after-work hours June 25-29, 2018 opportunity at South Metro Sports is for four age groups- Squirt U-10 (2008, 2009), PeeWee U-12 (2006,2007), Bantam U-14 (2005,2004), and High School/Midget U-16, U-18 (2003, 2002, 2001, 2000) players in the greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas.  “Our model is simple” said Academy Hockey Club President Greg Gutterman, “we focus on max touches/repetitions, lots of enthusiasm, and lots of movement.”  Squirt and Peewee sessions are planned to consist of 1 hour on ice followed by off ice instruction.  High school and Bantam players will get 90 minutes of ice daily, distributed between skills development and small area games.  Our coaches will focus on lots of touches and laughs, because “it’s always a great day for hockey!” –Coach Gutt

Space is limited, so get signed up today!

REMINDER: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS ON JUNE 10th!!! Register today below!

Squirts & Pee-Wees- M,Tu,Th,Fr 5:30-6:20pm on ice, with off ice until 7:30pm (Wed 6:15pm-7:05pm on ice, off ice until 8pm)-   $150 ($165 after June 10)

Bantam- M,Tu,Th,Fr 6:30-7:50pm on ice, Wed 7:15pm-8:35pm-  $175 ($190 after June 10)

High School (Midget)- M,Tu,Th,Fr 8:00-9:30pm on ice, Wed 8:45pm-10:05pm-  $175 ($190 after June 10)


NUGS 2017- Tryout Registration

The Academy Hockey Club will begin operating the 2017 NUGS Pre-Post High School hockey team for higher skilled area High School players.  Tryouts are required. $50 Fee for tryouts includes all sessions.


 — Nugs Tryouts at South Metro Sports. Sat. July 22 at 9:00am, Saturday July 29 at 9:00am, and Sunday July 30 at 10:20am. Cost $50 per player (covers all sessions).
Preliminary 2017 season information:
— Nugs Practices. One Weeknight TBD 9 pm or so. Start 6 Sep ends 18 Oct.  Cost was $550 for games and practices last year, and we hope to keep costs as close to that as possible in 2017
— Nugs Home Games: 10 home games. Weekends between Sept 9 and Oct 29 morning/afternoon.

Academy Hockey Summer Skills Camp kicks off YEAR 2!



INTRODUCING YEAR 2 OF ACADEMY HOCKEY — a Pre/Post season opportunity for all Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Hockey Players in the Greater Dayton Area!

Year 2 starts with our first developmental summer camp for Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and High School (Midget) level players July 24-July 28 at South Metro Sports in Centerville, OH.  On-line sign-up information coming soon!

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.

Standings: Fall 2016

(updated: 28 Oct 2016- Final Standings)
        Points   W-L-T   SO
 BLUE     5      2-4-0   1-5-0
 SILVER   15     4-1-1   6-0-0
 BLACK    5      1-5-0   2-2-2
 WHITE    11     4-1-1   1-3-2

Date               Event                Time      Location           Score    SO
8-Sep-16 Th   BLUE v SILVER 8:30p S. METRO         3-6    3-4
11-Sep-16 Su BLACK v WHITE 11:00a S. METRO      1-3    1-1
15-Sep-16 TH SILVER v WHITE 8:30p S. METRO       2-2    1-0
21-Sep-16 We BLUE v BLACK 9:00p S. METRO        Postponed
22-Sep-16 Th  WHITE v BLUE 8:30p S. METRO         8-5     3-4
25-Sep-16 Su  BLACK v SILVER 11:00a S. METRO    0-9     0-3
29-Sep-16 Th  BLACK v WHITE 8:30p S. METRO       1-4     3-3
2-Oct-16   Su   SILVER v BLUE 11:00a S. METRO      2-4     5-2
6-Oct-16   Th   BLUE v BLACK 8:30p S. METRO         4-2     2-5
9-Oct-16   Su   WHITE v SILVER 11:00a S. METRO    5-7     1-4
13-Oct-16 Th   SILVER v BLACK 8:30p S. METRO      4-3     3-2
16-Oct-16 Su   BLUE v WHITE 12:30p S. METRO       2-12   1-4
Please note the date and time changes below:
20-Oct-16 Th   BLUE v BLACK 8:30p S. METRO          1-4     0-2

23-Oct-16 Su   BLUE 4TH v BLACK 3RD 11:00a S. METRO    5-3
27-Oct-16 Th   SILVER 1ST v WHITE 2ND 8:30p S. METRO   6-9

29-Oct-16 Sat SKILLS 9:30am S. METRO
30-Oct-16 Su   SKILLS 11:00am S. METRO

Academy Hockey Fall 2016 Rosters & Info:

Welcome to the inaugural season of Falcon Hockey — We are absolutely thrilled to have 7 area high schools participating!!  We will have 4 teams assigned according to OHSAA rules and organized for fair play & parity: Blue, Silver, Red, White. Team assignments are posted below:

Whipple, Sr, Mason–Goalie
Wenrick, So, Troy
Marek, So, Cent
Swicki, Fr, Cincy
Sanders, Shane, Jr, BHS
Gutterman, Fr, BHS
Kaneps, Jr, St X
Hill, Fr, Alter
Hilliard, So, Sboro
Luongo-P, Jr, S tX

Bovair, So, BHS, Goalie
Winstel, So, St X
Kent, So, Cincy
Folga, Fr, BHS
Belmonte, Jr, BHS
Hoefler, Sr, Troy
Peacock, Jr, BHS
Weger, Fr, Sboro
Peters, Fr, Cent
Leisure, Fr, Cincy

Doherty, Jr, BHS, Goalie
Kosir, So, BHS
Benge, Jr, Troy
Derosa, Fr, Sboro
Surikov, Fr, Sboro
Sanders-B, Jr, BHS
Archdeacon, Jr, StX
Never, Fr, Alter
Donahue, Jr, BHS
Luongo-D, Fr, St X

Numbers, Fr, Cent, Goalie
Chambal, So, MVS
Duford, So, BHS
Meade, So, Cent
Martin, Sr, BHS
Myer, Fr, Cincy
Driscoll, Jr, StX
Logue, Fr, StX
Coyle, Fr, Sboro
Nelson, So, Troy

There are 7 league games per team and 2 skills sessions — the Schedule is already posted in another post below and at

Since this is a pre-season warm up league, player safety is paramount. Therefore:
– no checking format
– 4v4 to maximize icetime/touches
– 3 min warmup, 2-20 min periods, 5 min shootout
– 2 points for a win, 1 for a tie. All games end with a Shootout worth 1 point (3 points max per game)
– last league game is 1st v 2nd (championship) and 3rd v 4th
– skills session led by Coaches Thomas and Mathis and Lantry (goalies) to complete season and get players ready for high school tryouts
– USA hockey rule book (e.g. Fighting or other match penalties mean you are out for current game plus 1 game)

Let us know if you have a question, and Remember, It’s always a great day for hockey!

Falcon’s Staff

The Academy Falcons are a not for profit organization. Proceeds exceeding reasonable operating costs are donated in equal amounts to each of the founding high school hockey teams.