POD 2021

South Metro Sports announced today Fri 2/26/21 at 1pm that all POD games tonight will start 1/2 hour later than originally scheduled.  New start times are noted below:

3rd ANNUAL POST OHSAA DISTRICT (POD) HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
THE “POD”
Feb 26,27,28-2021: All games at South Metro Sports
10561 Success Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45458

Friday Feb. 26, 2021

5:30pm6:00pm– Beavercreek v Worthington Kilbourne
7:10pm7:40pm– PHA Prowlers v Alter
8:50pm9:20pm– Kent v Lake

Saturday Feb 27, 2021
7:00am- PHA Prowlers v Beavercreek
8:40am- Lake v Alter
10:20pm- Kent v Worthington Kilbourne

5:30pm- Lake v PHA Prowlers
7:10pm- Beavercreek v Kent
8:50pm- Alter v Worthington Kilbourne

Sunday Feb 28, 2021
5th v 6th- 12:30pm  5th v 6th
4th v 3rd-   2:05pm  3rd v 4th
1st v 2nd-  3:40pm  1st v 2nd: Championship

2021 POD Rules

3nd ANNUAL POST OHSAA DISTRICT (POD) HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
THE “POD”
Feb 26-28, 2021 at South Metro Sports- 10561 Success Ln, Dayton, OH 45458

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!

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” says Matt Belmonte, Academy Hockey Club Board member,  “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 Feb 26-28 at South Metro Sports- 10561 Success Ln, Dayton, OH 45458.  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,” says Greg Gutterman, the Academy Hockey Club’s President.

2021 Fee- $1450 with a four game guarantee

Apply with an email to: Bill Daniels- veritable@aol.com or Greg Gutterman- academyhockeyoh@gmail.com

– $500 deposit due ASAP to confirm your spot.  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

2022 POD High School Hockey Tournament Information:

IMPORTANT: **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 4-game POD, since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total.

– 2022 Dates TBA- Most likely after the weekend after the first two OHSAA state tournament rounds
– Currently up to 6 Teams and expanding in 2022
– 4 Game guarantee
– For lower half of OHSAA teams based on myhockeyrankings.com
– Tourney Fee: Estimated to be approx. $1500 per team
– Applications Due no later than December 15, 2021 with a $500 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
Again, request information for next year by email or contact us with any questions at: academyhockeyoh@gmail.com