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2018-19 TRYOUT SCHEDULE
04/26/2018
Tryout Schedule - Click HERE  PDF - Click HERE 2018-19...
SPRING SPIRIT WEAR SALE NOW OPEN
04/22/2018
The Spring Spirit Wear Sale is open now through May 14th.  We...
SWORDS TRYOUT REMINDERS
04/19/2018
  Schedule Change – tryouts kick off on Saturday...
U8 (Mite) Summer FUNdamentals
04/19/2018
Summer FUNdamentals Program: We will kick off our 2018-19 season...
U8(Mite)/ADM PROGRAM UPDATE
04/19/2018
At last night’s board meeting, the ADM Commissioner, Ellen...
INTRODUCING FREE MONDAY CLINICS
04/15/2018
INTRODUCING FREE CLINIC MONDAYS
Mite ADM 2018-19 PROGRAM UPDATE
04/13/2018
Ellen Metz, ADM Commissioner, has met with some of the past ADM coaches...
MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE
04/13/2018
This program update is a result of a review of the 2018-19 U18/Varsity...
2018-2019 COACH PROSPECTUS
04/02/2018
U10 Level (birth year 2008 and 2009) 2008    Kirk...
END OF SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
03/27/2018
Team Gick – Bantam BTHL Team Gick ended their season on...
SUMMER CAMPS
03/26/2018
SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS NOW BEING ADDED TO OUR LESSONS, CAMPS...
CINCINNATI SWORDS 2018-19 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT
03/17/2018
CINCINNATI SWORDS 2018-19 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT The Cincinnati...
2018-19 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION
03/17/2018
The Cincinnati Swords are very excited to announce our new and newly...
LINDSAY'S LAW - OHIO REQUIREMENT
09/21/2017
Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least...
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
 
2018-19 TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Tryout Schedule - Click HERE  PDF - Click HERE

2018-19 TRYOUT SCHEDULE
             
GOALIE SATURDAY - April 28, 2018
Goalie Evaluation - U10&U12 6:00pm-7:00pm     USA Rink    
Goalie Evaluation-U14&U16/18/HS 7:00pm-8:00pm     USA Rink    
             
SKILLS & DRILLS SUNDAY - April 29, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 7:30am-7:45am     Ice Cut 7:45am-8:00am  
2009's - All Players 7:45am-9:15am All   2007's - All Players 8:00am-9:15am A-L
Ice Cut 9:15am-9:30am     2007's - All Players 9:15am-10:30am M-Z
2008's - All Players 9:30am-10:30am A-L   Ice Cut 10:30am-10:45am  
2008's - All Players 10:30am-11:30am M-Z   2006's - All Players 10:45am-11:45am A-L
Ice Cut 11:30am-11:45am     2006's - All Players 11:45am-12:45pm M-Z
2004's - All Players 11:45am-12:45pm A-L        
2004's - All Players 12:45pm-1:45pm M-Z        
Ice Cut 1:45pm-2:00pm         All
2005's - All Players 2:00pm-3:00pm A-L   Ice Cut 3:15pm-3:30pm  
2005's - All Players 3:00pm-4:00pm M-Z   2003's & 2002's All Players 3:30pm-5:00pm All
        Ice Cut 5:00pm-5:15pm  
        2000's & 2001's-All Players 5:15pm-6:30pm All
             
BATTLE DRILL MONDAY - April 30, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 5:30pm-5:45pm     Ice Cut 5:45pm-6:00pm  
2008's - All Players 5:45pm-6:45pm A-L   2006's - All Players 6:00pm-7:00pm A-L
2008's - All Players 6:45pm-7:45pm M-Z   2006's - All Players 7:00pm-8:00pm M-Z
Ice Cut 7:45pm-8:00pm     Ice Cut 8:00pm-8:15pm  
2004's - All Players 8:00pm-9:00pm A-L   2000's & 2001's-All Players 8:15pm-9:15pm All
2004's - All Players 9:00pm-10:00pm M-Z        
             
BATTLE DRILL TUESDAY - May 1, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 5:30pm-5:45pm     Ice Cut 5:45pm-6:00pm  
2009's - All Players 5:45pm-6:45pm All   2007's - All Players 6:00pm-7:15pm A-L
Ice Cut 6:45pm-7:00pm     2007's - All Players 7:15pm-8:30pm M-Z
2005's All Players 7:00pm-8:00pm A-L   Ice Cut 8:30pm-8:45pm  
2005's All Players 8:00pm-9:00pm M-Z   2002's & 2003's All Players 8:45pm-9:30pm A-L
        2002's & 2003's All Players 9:30pm-10:15pm M-Z
             
SCRIMMAGE WEDNESDAY - May 2, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 5:30pm-5:45pm          
2008 U10 Major - Invite Only 5:45pm-6:45pm     U18-Invite Only:  Moved see 5/6    
Ice Cut 6:45pm-7:00pm          
2007 U12 Minor - Invite Only (LC) 7:00pm-8:00pm          
Ice Cut 8:00pm-8:15pm          
2006 U12 Major - Invite Only (LC) 8:15pm-9:15pm          
             
SCRIMMAGE THURSDAY - May 3, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 5:45pm-6:00pm     Ice Cut 6:00pm-6:15pm  
2005 U14 Minor - Invite Only 6:00pm-7:00pm     2009 U10 Minor - Invite Only 6:15pm-7:15pm  
Ice Cut 7:00pm-7:15pm          
2004 U14 Major - Invite Only 7:15pm-8:15pm     U16-Invite Only:  Moved see 5/6    
             
SCRIMMAGE FRIDAY - May 4, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 5:30pm-5:45pm          

2006 U12 Major-Invite (BTHL)

Ice Cut

2007 U12 Minor-Invite (BTHL)

 

5:45pm-6:45pm

6:45pm-7:00pm

7:00pm-8:00pm

 

   

2007 U12 Minor-Invite Only (BTHL)-

MOVED TO CAN RINK

   
             
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - MAKE UP SESSIONS IF NEEDED - SPRING HOCKEY RESUMES
             
SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY -  May 6, 2018
  CAN Rink       USA Rink  
Ice Cut 9:30am-9:45am     Ice Cut 9:45am-10:00am  
U10 MYHL Scrimmages 9:45am-11:15am     U18-Invite Only 10:00am-11:00am  
Ice Cut 11:15am-11:30am     Ice Cut 11:00am-11:15am  

U12 MYHL Scrimmages

 

 

11:30am-1:00pm

 

 

   

U14 BTHL Mixed/MYHL Scrimmages

Ice Cut

U16-Invite Only

11:15am-12:30pm

2:00pm-2:15pm

2:15pm-3:15pm

 

 


 


by posted 04/26/2018
SPRING SPIRIT WEAR SALE NOW OPEN

The Spring Spirit Wear Sale is open now through May 14th.  We are again partnering with Customize It to provide our spirit wear and are offering a variety of options.  Below are a few of the new items that are being offered for the spring sale.

Most items are available in both adult and youth sizes.  Check out our Shop at www.customizeitcincy.com.  To enter the Swords Shop select Shop Login in the top right corner of the Customize It homepage and enter SWORDS for the username and HOCKEY for the password.    


by posted 04/22/2018
SWORDS TRYOUT REMINDERS

 

  1. Schedule Change – tryouts kick off on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 28.  The online schedule has been updated.  Changes have been bolded. 
     
  2. Traffic – Sunday, April 29 there will be a car show in downtown Sharonville from 9am-3pm.  Please be sure to take that into consideration for travel to the rink.
     
  3. Blackout – our parent rep committee made a recommendation to the board of directors to remove parents from the rinks during tryouts.  The pros and cons were debated by both the parent rep committee and the board of directors.  We have decided to do a pilot program this year and ask that no parents remain in the rinks while their skater is on the ice.
     
  4. Check In/Pinney – there will be check in set up between the rinks at Sports Plus.  Each skater will receive a set of instructions including a call back number and a pinney.  The pinney is used for all sessions including the Skills All Call, Battle Drills and Scrimmages.  Be sure your skater does not misplace his/her pinney.  We use a separate number than the pinney number for invitations back to scrimmages.  This is to protect your skater’s privacy.
     
  5. Independent Evaluators – we are asked every year about the evaluators.  Our plan is to have evaluators that have a strong hockey background AND do not have a vested interest in the skaters being evaluated (their skater, their team, their skater’s age group).  Coaches for the age group may be in the rink reviewing and taking notes but they are not part of the official evaluation.  The skill and battle drill All Calls create the list of skaters invited back to the scrimmages.  The scrimmages are independently evaluated and then the coach in conjunction with the hockey commissioner and coaching committee makes the final team selections.
     
  6. Registration – while we continue to keep registration open during the tryouts, all skaters must be registered before we assign pinney and call back number.  It will help your skater, who is already nervous about the tryouts, if this is done in advance and his/her check-in is not delayed.  Almost every year, we have a family come in and one parent thought the other parent had completed the registration.  Please consider double checking before you come to the rink.  You can do this by going to www.swordshockey.com and clicking on “My Account/Payments”.  Once you do that you will be able to double check that your skater is registered.
     
  7. Team Option Comparisons – If you are coming from another organization, we want you to have all the information to make a good decision on why your family should choose the Cincinnati Swords Hockey organization.  While most organizations can’t say with certainty how much practice ice each team will get until they know the final number of teams, consider this, we have determined that our U8/ADM program is now scheduled for two weekly ice practices.  The ice will be shared by only 2 teams.  If we have an odd number of teams, we add 30 minutes. Other organizations offer 2 sheets for an hour and put all their mites on the ice.  Our Little Caesars and BTHL teams will have 2 practices a week.  If we have to do a shared practice again we increase the ice time from 60 to 90 minutes.  At High School - we intend to offer 2 x 60 minute practices for an individual team while others orgs may only offer a 30 minutes Varsity, 30 minutes Var&JV, followed by 30 minutes JV only.  We are now offering free clinics on Monday and we have a fitness center available as well.  We try to include as much in the upfront pricing as we can. There is no add-on preseason fee or additional charge for tournaments.  Please do the comparisons and you should find Swords to be the best value and organization for your skater.
     
  8. Skater Preparation – take a few minutes a couple of days before tryouts and talk through a tryout with your skater.  Important preparation steps from USA Hockey include reminding your skater to (1) Pay Attention and Work Hard; (2) Be First In Line; (3) Show No Lazy Habits; (4) Stay Positive and (5) Have Fun.  We would add be sure your skater is well fed and well rested.

Good Luck and see you next weekend!


by posted 04/19/2018
U8 (Mite) Summer FUNdamentals

Summer FUNdamentals Program: We will kick off our 2018-19 season with an optional summer FUNdamentals program which includes eight 90 minute ice sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm (July 23 through August 15).  This is a great way to get your skater(s) back on the ice and knock off the rust before the evaluations.  The cost of this program is $150 if registered on or before May 15.  After May 15, the cost is $200.  
 
Registration for both our Summer FUNdamentals and our Fall/Winter Programs will open on April 20.  To register, please go to www.swordshockey.com and click on Register Online on the left-hand side.  We will include an early registration discount to encourage early registration.  
 
We are very excited about the upcoming 2018-19 season.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ellen Metz at emetz28@roadrunner.com or Jennie Tiemeyer at swordsoffice@gmail.com.


by posted 04/19/2018
U8(Mite)/ADM PROGRAM UPDATE

At last night’s board meeting, the ADM Commissioner, Ellen Metz, presented a revised U8/ADM program for the 2018-19 season.  Ellen met with several ADM coaches to review the past program and incorporate several new items.  The board approved the program.  Changes/additions to the program include:

  1. Teams:  Planning for 4 teams
  2. Monday nights:  On-ice ADM sessions (2 teams per 60-minute session)*
  3. Friday nights:  On-ice team sessions (2 teams per 60-minute session)*
  4. Saturdays:  16 weekends of 2 hours (each team will receive 8 60-minute sessions)
  5. League Play:  Teams will participate in MYHL with home and away games
  6. League Tournament:  Teams will participation in the EOS MYHL tournament
  7. Post Season Tournament:  Each team will participate in a tournament after the MYHL season
  8. Season Length:  Extend season 8 weeks by kicking off on Friday, Sept. 7 vs Oct. 30 last year
  9. Fee:  Anticipated fee is $995 (will be adjusted based on registration between $950 and $1,050)
  10. Weekly Cost:  Last Year - $53; This Year - $44
  11. Early Registration Deadline:  Moved to May 15 for planning purposes

Registrations for the U8 Summer FUNdamentals Program and the U8 Fall/Winter Program are now open at www.swordshockey.com click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  First 10 players that register will receive a small Swords token at the August evaluations.

We are very excited about the updated program and hope you are as well.  Questions?  Please feel free to reach out to Ellen Metz, at or the Swords office at .

 

*If numbers dictate an odd number of teams, Mon/Fri sessions may include 3 teams but allotted time will be increased to 90 minutes.


by posted 04/19/2018
INTRODUCING FREE MONDAY CLINICS

INTRODUCING FREE CLINIC MONDAYS


by posted 04/15/2018
Mite ADM 2018-19 PROGRAM UPDATE

Ellen Metz, ADM Commissioner, has met with some of the past ADM coaches and has a proposal to present to the Board of Directors.  We anticipate an ADM update and registration opening no later than Friday, April 20.

Be on the look out for more information!


by posted 04/13/2018
MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE

This program update is a result of a review of the 2018-19 U18/Varsity and U16/JV program with parents and Swords representatives as well as consideration of potential play outside our league.

Our initial proposal this year was to form a U18 and a U16 team with expanded rosters for practice players-who would also participate in tournament play.  At this point, we still plan to form a U18 and U16 team and they may choose to pick a larger roster than 20 skaters due to the rate of injury/ absence.  However, in place of a tournament team, the Cincinnati Swords has determined that if the registration numbers support, we will form a third independent midget team. 

This 3rd independent team will practice twice a week and will primarily play regional teams with a home and away series.  We have not been able to get commitments to actual games as teams do not have coaches selected this early.  We do feel that there are enough teams available outside the Cincinnati League to plan for a season of ~16 games.  Upon registration, Players will be able to choose to be considered for this team only as part of the registration.  If applicable to you, be sure to select this option under “Team Preference”. If you have already registered, please let Jennie Tiemeyer know if you would like your preference changed to “Independent Team Only” and she can update your skater’s profile.  Her contact email is

To provide extra time for our families, our U18 and U16 early registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 17.  If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Chris Woycke, Hockey Commissioner, at .


by posted 04/13/2018
2018-2019 COACH PROSPECTUS

U10 Level (birth year 2008 and 2009)

2008    Kirk Andreae
2009    Jeff Evans 
Mixed   Jeff Johnson and Rich Luongo

U12 Level (birth year 2006 and 2007)

2006    Dan McDonald UPDATED
2006    Rob Clark
2007    Andrew Backen
2007    Coaching Team of Armand Luzi/Brian Shiverdecker
Mixed   Kurtis Lindemann 

U14 Level (birth year 2004 and 2005)

2004    Rob Schoonover
2005    Rob Ganz
Mixed   Todd Gick 
Mixed   TBD (coaching announcement at a later date)

U16/JV Level (birth years 2002 and 2003)

Mixed   Greg Drach

U18/Varsity Level (birth years 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)

Mixed  Coaching Team of Don Biggs, Dave Reno and Scott Davis


by posted 04/02/2018
END OF SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Team Gick – Bantam BTHL

Team Gick ended their season on a high note placing 1st in the BYHL Bantam A Silver Lower Championship on February 24th!  They earned Bronze in the Olympic Showdown skills competition at the Nashville Showdown tournament on March 2nd. (Picture with hats).  They also placed 1st place in the Nashville Country & Western Showdown Tournament in Nashville on March 3rd. They went 4-0 against teams from Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, and Indianapolis in the Bantam B Division. 

 

Team Clark – Peewee MYHL

Team Clark ended the regular season as the #1 seed in their division, with a 15-1 record.  They reached the end of season tournament finals, but lost to West Virginia.  As a team they played in 5 total tournaments (including the EOS Goggin) during the season. Making it to the finals in 4 of the 5 tournaments with a win in the Cleveland tourney finals.  The team also had the opportunity to skate at US Bank Arena with the Cyclones, practice and scrimmage.

 

Team Erdmann – Peewee BTHL

The Cincinnati Swords PW3 team led by coaches Evan Erdmann and Brandon Fackey ended their season as BTHL Silver division champions with a record of 19W, 3L and 2 ties. They also took the Silver medal in the end of season BTHL division champions, losing a hard fought game against the Indy Racers. On a whole the team played 65 games this year and ended up with a 37W, 27L, 4T record, winning a tournament in Detroit and having 2 second place medals in tournaments in South Bend and Pittsburgh. The team had a great year of growth as hockey players and as friends.  At the end of season party the team got together and presented their teammate Mitchell Reh a shadow box frame housing a team picture and medals from all 3 of our tournaments this year to replace the medals lost in their home fire. 

 

Team McDonald – Peewee BTHL

It was a hard fought season for Coach McDonald's team, playing BTHL U12 A Gold division in their first year as Peewees. In league they contended for the league championship down to the last weekend.  Out of league they consistently played tough against AA and AAA teams. The boys grew a lot over the entire season ending in our end of season championship where they beat the Dayton Stealth 4-0 (they were 0-7-1 against them during the season).

 

Tournament Highlights:

  • Team Nations Cup Champions 2017 - having 2 points in the seeding round was instrumental in USA beating Canada
  • Oxford Tournament Runner-ups
  • BTHL EOS Tournament - Gold Lower Tournament Champions


by posted 03/27/2018
SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS NOW BEING ADDED TO OUR

LESSONS, CAMPS & CLINICS PAGE, SO BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT.

The Lessons, Camps & Clinics Page can be found in the left navigation panel on the Home page. 


by posted 03/26/2018
CINCINNATI SWORDS 2018-19 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT

CINCINNATI SWORDS 2018-19 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Cincinnati Swords is pleased to announce the coaching staff for our 2018-19 teams. After reviewing all received applications and the end-of-the-season survey results, prospective coaches were contacted for interviews and to finalize roles and objectives.  The commissioner then presented recommendations to the full board of directors for review and approval.  These coaches bring the desire and expertise to help our hockey players continue their hockey development. 

SPECIAL NOTE:

  1. New this year, in some cases we have announced coaching teams.  The decision to announce multiple coaches for a team is based on our discussions with the individuals and their commitment to working together to lead the team.
  1. Final team numbers and league placement will be determined based on registration numbers and evaluations.
  1. Coaching prospectuses will be updated and added to the website before we open registration. 
     
  2. Our tryout schedule, tryout instructions and program details are now posted on the website at www.swordshockey.com.  We plan to open registration on April 2, 2018.

U10 Level (birth year 2008 and 2009)

2008    Kirk Andreae (plans to play in Little Caesars League)
2009    Jeff Evans (plans to play in Little Caesars League)
Mixed   Jeff Johnson and Rich Luongo (team(s) placement in MYHL/Hybrid program)

U12 Level (birth year 2006 and 2007)

2006    Dan McDonald (plans to play in Little Caesars League)
2006    Rob Clark (plans to play in BTHL)
2007    Andrew Backen (plans to play in Little Caesars League)
2007    Coaching Team of Armand Luzi/Brian Shiverdecker (plans to play in BTHL)
Mixed   Kurtis Lindemann (plans to play in MYHL/Hybrid program)

U14 Level (birth year 2004 and 2005)

2004    Rob Schoonover (plans to play in BTHL)
2005    Rob Ganz (plans to play in Little Caesars League)
Mixed   Todd Gick (plans to play in the BTHL)
Mixed   TBD (plans to play in MYHL/Hybrid program; coaching announcement at a later date)

U16/JV Level (birth years 2002 and 2003)

Mixed   Greg Drach

U18/Varsity Level (birth years 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)

Mixed  Coaching Team of Don Biggs, Dave Reno and Scott Davis

U8/ADM Program - We will not announce the coaching staff for our 2018-19 U8/ADM program until early summer. However details about the summer and the fall/winter programs can be found on the website.


by posted 03/17/2018
2018-19 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Cincinnati Swords are very excited to announce our new and newly revised 2018-19 programs.  Here are Word and PDF links to all the programs.  Please be sure to read the overall tryout instructions as well as any programs applicable to your player(s).  

 

2018-19 TRYOUT INSTRUCTIONS - CLICK HERE     PDF VERSION

2018-19 U8/ADM FALL/WINTER AND SUMMER FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2018-19 MYHL/HYBRID PROGRAM (U10, U12 & U14) - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2018-19 BTHL PROGRAM (U10, U12 & U14) - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2018-19 LITTLE CAESARS PROGRAM (U10, U12 & U14) - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2018-19 U18/VARSITY & U16/JV PROGRAM - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

 


by posted 03/17/2018
LINDSAY'S LAW - OHIO REQUIREMENT

Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least one parent and all coaches (head, assistant, on-ice helpers) must comply with OH Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law).  Below is general information about the bill and the requirements.  Even if you do not live in Ohio, if you are participating on a Swords team, you must complete the requirements. 

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Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Who is Lindsay?

Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

 

Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

For coaches:

  • If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.
  • If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

 

ODH Contact Information

Ohio Department of Health
School Nursing Program
246 North High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-466-1930

Email:     


Page Updated: 7/10/2017

 


by Melanie Luft posted 09/21/2017
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2016-17 year.  ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS must re-enroll to continue earning community rewards.  To re-enroll log into your Kroger account and on the Account Summary page under "Community Rewards" at the bottom you have the option to re-enroll.  Please be sure your organization is listed as Queen City Hockey Association and the NPO number is 81074 as there are several Queen City Hockey Association listings.  Your re-enrollment period will begin May 1 even if you re-enroll now.  This re-enrollment does not have an impact on your 2015-16 account.

If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2016-17 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
 
The Cincinnati Swords have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program for the upcoming year and are pleased to offer ALL members the opportunity to participate.  You must register your Kroger Plus Card Number online and select Queen City Hockey Association (NPO Number 81074) as your participating organization (see detailed instructions below).  Once you are registered, you only need to use your Kroger Plus card and you will accumulate rewards.  Quarterly, Kroger will distribute $1,000,000 to all participating organizations based on their percentage of spending.  Our allocation of the Kroger funds is outlined below.
 
We hope that all Swords families will participate to help offset their hockey costs.  If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at or call 513-407-0222.  You must register by May 1 to maximize your benefits.  You must register with the NPO number 81074; old CAHA or Queen City team participation numbers are void.
 
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
 
The Kroger Co. will distribute funds on a quarterly basis with statements and donations being sent on or before September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15. 
 
Families will need to provide an email copy of Kroger funds earned each quarter and funds will be applied directly to a skater's program.  Funds can be used for any Swords or Sabres online registration.  Your friends and family may also sign up on your behalf but will need to provide the necessary information to us each quarter for you to receive credit.

 If a skater’s family decides to no longer participate with Queen City Hockey Association  and has outstanding funds, all funds will be allocated to the general fund as we are not allowed to distribution funds to individuals and all funds must be used for our organization’s purpose which is youth hockey.  Funds can be held for up to four cycles.  After that, any unused funds will be transferred to the general fund.
 
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Already a Kroger Community Rewards Participant?
 
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com

Click on “Sign In” and log into your account

Under Community Rewards click Re-enroll and enter Queen City Hockey Association in the Search bar

Be sure to select Queen City Hockey Association 81074 and click Enroll at the bottom
 
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and have a Kroger Plus Card?
 
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click “Create An Account”
Enter your email address and create a password
Enter your Store Preference (be sure to do this)
Enter your Kroger Plus Number or Alternate ID

Click Enter – this creates a general account and then you need to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards outlined above.
 
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and do NOT have a Kroger Plus Card?
 
You must obtain a Kroger Plus Card at your local Kroger Store and then complete the steps above.
 

 


by posted 04/07/2015
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In the Swords Little Caesars/BTHL Travel Team Jerseys/Socks and Equipment
GOLD JERSEY ONLY

NOTE: THIS IS FOR JERSEY ONLY; NO SOCKS. Team Instructions: