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Try-State AAA Program
by posted 04/14/2014
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Register for Tryouts today! 
NEW Website Released for Tri-State
Spartan AAA Hockey Club 
 
The Tri-State AAA Hockey Club is pleased to announce that registration for tryouts is now open and the NEW website has been released. Read about coaches, program structure and additional details. Register today for your shot at joining the Spartan Nation! Click Here to Start!
   
Tryout information is below: 
Tryouts will be May 10th and 11th SportPlus in Cincinnati. Tryouts are open to all players within the appropriate age division. Independent professional coaches, players and evaluators will be on hand to help aid Spartan coaches with the process.

See the table below for details

 
 
 
 
About Tri-State Spartans 
 
In this, the inaugural year for Spartan AAA hockey, we aim to expose the top level players in the TRI-STATE area to the vast hockey opportunities that are more readily available to the players in larger more traditional hockey markets. The Spartan AAA hockey program will help show a clear path of opportunities to both players and families, which will allow the players to showcase themselves both as hockey players and as young men to the hockey people at the next levels. The journey to get there is the most fun but challenging part. Spartan Nation will provide the environment for every player, and through their total commitment, hard work, passion and ability, move towards their athletic and academic goals.
 
 
 
 

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UPDATE: 2014-15 SWORDS SEASON
by posted 04/11/2014
 
2014-15 SWORDS SEASON KICKS OFF
CLICK HERE to Register beginning APRIL 11th
CLICK HERE FOR TRYOUT SCHEDULE
 
UPDATE:  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 
The Cincinnati Swords & Sabres board of directors is please to kick off our 2014-15 travel season with our Swords team tryouts.   Critical information for all skaters and their families is outlined below.
 
Tryout Schedule:  The tryout schedule has been posted on the website at www.swordshockey.com.  Please note that the first evaluation is an all-call by birth year.  This first all-call is the skills assessment portion of our tryouts and attendance is mandatory.  Please note that the tryout schedule is subject to change based on registration numbers and team formations (single birth year vs multiple birth year teams).  We will update the website as quickly as possible and bold all changes.
 
Coaches:  Our 2014-15 coaches will be announced on Monday, March 31.  This year we will announce head coaching groups rather than delegating a coach to a specific team.  This will better allow for coaches kids to be evaluated and placed properly rather than forcing a skater to play at the level selected for their parent to coach. 
 
Registration:  All travel team registrations will open on April 1, 2014.  This is the date that USA Hockey will open the 2014-15 registration.  You must have a 2014-15 USA Hockey number to register on our website.   Our registration fee remains the same at $50 and all registration fees are non-refundable even if the skater does not attend any of the tryouts.  However, the walk-up registration fee the day of the tryouts will be $75 which must be paid prior to the skater receiving a tryout number.  Also no call back number will be listed on the website until an on-line registration has been completed.
 
Excused Absence:   It is expected that all players trying out for any travel team attend the tryouts.  However, if a skater is injured or unable to attend a tryout, the skater must contact the travel commissioner, Doug Burgdorf, at .   The commissioner will work with the coaching committee and coaching staff to provide as fair an opportunity as possible.
 
Move Up:  If a skater would like to be considered for a team one birth year old, they must (1) register and pay for the tryout in their current age bracket, (2) send an email to and to let us know the skater’s name, date of birth and team they would like to be evaluated for  and (3) obtain and complete a Player Movement Waiver from the Swords office.  The waiver must be completed before the skater can take the ice with the older age group.  Please note, for a skater to be offered a position on a team one birth year old, the coaching committee must rate the skater as either a top 3 forward, a top 2 defender or the number 1 goalie. 
 
Jersey/Equipment Order At tryouts, we will have sizers for jerseys, socks, skate suits and other equipment that is available for purchase.  Beginning April 28, we will open an online store where items can be purchased as required by the team.  Each team will have their own requirements and a list will be provided to any player accepting a spot on the specific team.  All online orders must be placed by Monday, May 26.  This is a critical deadline as we must place the order by Tuesday, May 27 to be guaranteed delivery prior to the start of the season.  For our later picked teams, this is a very tight schedule and we will work with all families to be sure they process their information in a timely fashion. 
 
Spirit Wear:  We will work with Customize It again this year for our spirit wear.  Spirit wear will be available for sizing at the tryouts along with an order sheet.  The spirit wear will be ordered online and the families will have until June 15 to place their initial order.  Additional ordering opportunities will be available in late summer and again just prior to Christmas.
 
Team Financial Information Any player accepting a spot will be expected to pay an initial team deposit of $250 within seven days.  No refunds (or transfers) will be given for the initial team payment which signifies a skater’s acceptance of a spot on the team.  Additionally all Swords teams will have a monthly payment due on or before the first of each month (July through December).  Any additional payments made will be refunded only in the case where a skater relocates outside the greater Cincinnati area (more than 100 miles) or is unable to participate due to injury substantiated by a doctor.  In the case of relocation or injury, refunds will be prorated based on a calculation of the % of total ice time the team has utilized at the time a decision to not play is communicated to the affected head coach and the organization’s treasurer (less the tryout/registration fee and the initial team payment as outlined above).  Note that the Refund Policy is included in your initial registration and is also posted on the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com.
 
 
 
 


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2014-2015 TRAVEL TEAM HEAD COACHES
by posted 04/11/2014
 

 

The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce their travel team head coaches for the 2014-15 season.  We will continue to enhance our coaching staffs throughout the tryouts as we finalize our teams.


We plan to have the Coach Prospectus added by Monday, April 21st.
 

                 
  Midget U18   Mark Peterson   Peewee   Jeff Evans  
  Midget U16   Kyle Forte       Chad Willits  
      Scott Davis       John Clisham  
  Bantam   Barret Ehgoetz       Brian DeGroft  
      Doug Krejsa   Squirt   Jeff James  
      Mark Redden       Rob Ganz  
      Craig Hahn          
                 
                 
                 

**Coaches have been selected.  To be sure all skaters have an equal opportunity, coaches will be named at the appropriate time.
 
Please remember that all participants must register prior to attending their first tryout.  As part of the registration process, skaters will answer some general questions that the coaches will use during the selection process.  Registration is now open at www.swordshockey.com.  Click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side and scroll down to the age-appropriate registration.
 


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2014-15 SWORDS TRAVEL TRYOUT SCHEDULE
by posted 04/11/2014
 
2014-2015 SWORDS REGISTRATION
AVAILABLE ONLINE BEGINNING APRIL 11th
www.swordshockey.com

 
 
 If you are unable to attend a tryout, please contact the Travel Commissioner:  Doug Burgdorf (513) 266-4772 or
 
You must register and pay a $50 non-refundable tryout fee prior to the tryout, walkup registration will be $75. 

 
2005 SQUIRT THURS. MAY 8TH 6-7PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL  
    THURS. MAY 15TH 6-7PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY      
    THURS. MAY 22ND 6-7PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- MIXED 04 & 05 TEAM  
             
2004 SQUIRT THURS. MAY 8TH 7- 8PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL  
    THURS. MAY 15TH 7-8PM SPORTS PLUS - CAN INVITE ONLY  
    THURS. MAY 22ND 6-7PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- MIXED 04 & 05 TEAM  
             
2003 PEEWEE TUES. MAY 6TH 6-7PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL
 
 
    WED. MAY 14TH 6-7:15PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY - TEAM 1  
    MON. MAY 19TH 6-7:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY - MIXED 02 & 03 TEAMS  
             
2002 PEEWEE TUES. MAY 6TH 7:00-8:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL  
    WED. MAY 14TH 7:15-8:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY - TEAM 1  
    MON. MAY 19TH 6-7:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- MIXED 02 & 03 TEAMS  
             
2001 BANTAM MON. MAY 5TH 6-7:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL  
    MON. MAY 12TH 6-7:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY  
    THURS. MAY 22ND 7-8:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY - MIXED 00 & 01 TEAMS  
             
2000 BANTAM MON. MAY 5TH 7:30-8:30PM (A-L) SPORTS PLUS- CAN
8:30-9:30PM (M-Z) SPORTS PLUS- CAN
ALL CALL  
    MON. MAY 12TH 7:30-9PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY-2000 TEAM 1  
    THURS. MAY 15TH 8-9:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- 2000 TEAM 2  
    MON.  MAY 19TH 7:30-8:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- 2000 TEAM 3  
    THURS. MAY 22ND 7-8:30PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- MIXED 00 & 01 TEAMS  
             
U16 MIDGET THURS. MAY 8TH 8-9:30PM SPORTS PLUS- USA ALL CALL  
    WED. MAY 14TH 8:30-10PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY - TEAM 1  
    MON. MAY 19TH 8:30-10PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY- TEAM 2  
             
             
U18 MIDGET MON. MAY 12TH 9-10PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN ALL CALL  
    THURS. MAY 22ND 8:30-10PM SPORTS PLUS- CAN INVITE ONLY  
        ADDITIONAL TEAMS WILL BE ADDED AT ANY LEVEL WHERE NUMBERS DICTATE    
             
        ALL BOLDED TIMES ARE TIME AND OR DATE CHANGES    
 

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NEW AAA TEAM TRI-STATE SPARTANS
by posted 04/10/2014
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
New AAA Team Tri-State Spartans 
 
For Immediate Release - (Cincinnati, Ohio) The Queen City Hockey Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey Club. This collaborative effort between Queen City Hockey Association and five associations in support of the Tri-State Spartans will use a "Multi-City Model" to provide a local Tier I AAA option for players. Total Package Hockey (TPH) has been placed under contract by the new program to oversee and execute all day to day operations. Specializing in player development and advancement for over 12 years, TPH will provide a full time Director of Hockey Operations for the Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey Club as part of the contractual agreement. 

The associations in support of the Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey Club in addition to Queen City Hockey Association are: Butler County Youth Hockey Association, Central Kentucky Hockey Association, Evansville Youth Hockey Association, Indian Hill Winter Club, and Kentucky Amateur Ice Hockey Association. The Tri-State Spartans AAA Hockey Club is pursuing and in discussions with additional programs in the Tri-State foot print about possible participation. 

This new "Multi-City Model" Tier I program will allow players to train locally during the week, cut back on windshield time and live at home while competing at the top level of youth hockey under the current USA Hockey structure. Furthermore, it will provide players with access to the deep coaching resources spread out in the area. Several former professional and NCAA DI players have retired in the Tri-State region, eager to give back and teach the game to players and families interested in making the commitment. 

Spartan Director of Hockey Operations, Iain Fraser said, "Our philosophy is simple, gather the best from the region together as one, train together as one, learn together as one, compete together as one and achieve and excel together as one nation, the Spartan Nation." 

The programs will be overseen by a three member executive committee, consisting of Don Biggs, Iain Fraser, and Chris Lipsett. They will provide long term guidance for player development and advancement. Furthermore, they will provide oversight and guidance with business operations, sponsorships and insure fiscal responsibility for long term success. Don Biggs said, "It's good for the growth of our sport when organizations like these come together to provide a new avenue for players to grow and develop so they can reach their goals. The model that has been established here will help players in multiple cities create and achieve their goals in an environment that promotes skill development, competition and sportsmanship. I look forward to working with everyone involved." Representatives from each of the partner associations will sit on an Advisory Committee that will work closely with the Executive Committee.
 
 
 
2014/2015 Coaches and Staff 
 

 

2000 Team Coaches and Staff

Danny Wood (Head Coach)

Iain Fraser (Associate Coach)

Chris Lipsett (Associate Coach)

Danny Wood Biographical Information

· Played 3 years professional hockey in Europe 
· Played 2 years NCAA Div III collegiate hockey at St Mary's University (Minnesota)
· Played 3 seasons junior hockey NAHLa & EJHL
· Played 2 seasons Shattuck St Mary's Academy
· Captain England National U14a & U16 team
· Owner/Head Instructor hockey camp 4 years

 

2001 Team Coaches and Staff

IaIn Fraser (Head Coach)

IaIn Fraser Biographical Information

· 18 years professional hockey in the NHL, AHL, Europe Elite Leagues
· Won a Memorial Cup (Canadian Junior A) Oshawa Generals OHL 1990
· Memorial Cup Tournament MVP and OHL Player of the Year
· Had 40 points (20 goals and 20 assists) as an NHL Rookie in the 1992-93 season
· Played 1000 pro games

 

2002 Team Coaches and Staff

Alexandre Boikov (Head Coach)

Kelly Perrault (Associate Coach)

Alexandre Boikov Biographical Information

· Played 18 years professional hockey with over 700 games in NHL, IHL, AHL and Russian Elite KHL
· Won 2 professional hockey championships
· Played 4 years Canadian Major Junior hockey

 

2003 Team Coaches and Staff

Chris Lipsett (Head Coach)

Chris Lipsett Biographical Information

· Played four years NCAA Division I college hockey at Clarkson University
· Played 15 seasons and over 800 games of professional hockey in the AHL, Europe, ECHL and CHL
· Current CKHA (Lexington) Director of Hockey

 

2004 Team Coaches and Staff

Kelly Perrault (Head Coach)

Kelly Perrault Biographical Information

· Was a first team All-American at NCAA Div I Bowling Green State University
· Professionally, was an All Star for seven seasons in the AHL, ECHL, IHL, UHL, and Germany
· Won Championships with the Quad City Mallards and Fort Wayne Komets
· Played over 650 pro games
· 2013-14 Head Coach Dayton Stealth Squirt AA

 

Jarrod Skalde (Coaching Advisor/ Consultant)

Pat Macleod (Skills Consultant)

Derek Crouch (Power Skating Consultant)

 

 

 
 
 
 
Tryouts 
 
Tryouts will be May 10th and 11th SportPlus in Cincinnati. Tryouts are open to all players within the appropriate age division. Independent professional coaches, players and evaluators will be on hand to help aid Spartan coaches with the process. 

Find out more about at: TriStateSpartans.com
 
 
 
About Tri-State Spartans 
 
In this, the inaugural year for Spartan AAA hockey, we aim to expose the top level players in the TRI-STATE area to the vast hockey opportunities that are more readily available to the players in larger more traditional hockey markets. The Spartan AAA hockey program will help show a clear path of opportunities to both players and families, which will allow the players to showcase themselves both as hockey players and as young men to the hockey people at the next levels. The journey to get there is the most fun but challenging part. Spartan Nation will provide the environment for every player, and through their total commitment, hard work, passion and ability, move towards their athletic and academic goals.
 
 
 
About Total Package Hockey 
 
Total Package Hockey is one of the largest hockey service providers in the country, providing programs to over 4,000 players and supporting more than 200 coaches, administrators, and volunteers each year. We manage and support youth and adult hockey programs from Detroit to Atlanta. We specialize in skill based player development from grassroots/outreach programs that introduce the game to elite programs with a track record of moving players to junior and college hockey. We staff our programs with highly qualified elite hockey professionals from all levels of the game and from throughout North America and Europe. 

Find out more about TPH at: TotalPackageHockey.com
 
 
 
 

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UPDATE: SWORDS and SABRES KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
by posted 04/08/2014
 

 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2014-15 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 2013-14 account.

If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2014-15 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
 
The Cincinnati Swords & Sabres  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 & Sabres families will participate to help offset their hockey costs.  If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at or call 513-979-4590.  You must register by May 1 to maximize your benefits.  If you are currently participating under CAHA or a Queen City team, you must re-register with the new NPO number 81074.
 
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 the specific skater.  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.
 

 


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CHARITYMANIA HOOPS MANIA WINNERS
by posted 04/08/2014
 

We are pleased to announce that the Swords & Sabres had the overall grand prize winner in the CharityMania Hoops Mania fundraiser and four additional winners. 

Grand Prize - $1,000 (Dreama Kirby)

Top 45 - $20 (Dreama Kirby)

Top 45 - $20 (J. Knox sponsoring the Merk family)

Top 45 - $20 (M. Hausfeld sponsoring the Merk family)

Top 45 - $20 (M. Frazer sponsoring the Merk family)

Congratulations!   It’s great to see those that help our families are being rewarded in return.  Keep in mind we will run the CharityMania NFL fundraiser in the summer.


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COLUMBUS SHOOT-OUT SHOWCASE
by posted 04/07/2014
 

Swords Squirt Team- Dick  and Pee Wee Team- Clisham win inaugral Shoot-Out Showcase in Columbus

 

 

The Squirt Swords faced the EYHA Dragons during the first intermission of Sunday’s Blue Jackets game in the final of the Show-Case Shootout. The Swords and Dragons went to sudden death tied at 2-2. EYHA chose to shoot – if they score they win, if the Swords save they win. Tensions were high but Goalie Jack Frambes came up big with the save giving the Swords Squirts the victory. Players participating were Goalie – Jack Frambes and shooters Jack Ruch, Willie Seibel and Alex Dick

 

The Pee Wee Swords faced off against the CCYHA Blue Jackets during the second intermission. Once again the Swords came away with the victory due to clutch goaltending and pinpoint shootin. The Pee Wee’s won

2-1 with Goalie Blake Mitchell stoning the Blue Jackets on their last two chances and Kyle Weingartner scoring the game winner on the last shot. Players participating were Goalie – Blake Mitchell and shooters Jaxson Perkins, Colin Smith and Kyle Weingartner

 

Congratulations to both teams.


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SABRES AND SWORDS 2013-14 MERCHANDISE CLEARANCE SALE
by posted 04/01/2014
 

SABRES AND SWORDS 2013-14 MERCHANDISE CLEARANCE SALE

 

We have limited quantities of Sabres and Swords merchandise on sale.  We are trying to reduce the final inventory before we head into the new season.   Below is the list of available items.  All prices are cash only.  If you would like to pay by credit card, please add $1.00 to each item.

 

If interested, please contact Michelle at to arrange payment and pick up.

 

ITEM QUANTITY AND SIZES PRICING
SABRES OLD DESIGN BLACK HOODIES 1YM, 1AS, 1AM, 3AL $15.00
SABRES OLD DESIGN LONG SLEEVE TEES (BLK) 3YM, 1YXL, 1AXL $10.00
     
SABRES LADIES GLITTER BLACK SHORT SLEEVE 1 LADIES SMALL $10.00
SABRES LADIES LONG SLEEVE 1 LADIES SMALL BLACK, 1 LADIES SMALL BLUE $10.00
SABRES LADIES BLUE FLEECE 1 LADIES LARGE $15.00
SABRES BLACK YOUTH GOLF SHIRT 1 YOUTH XL $10.00
     
SABRES BLUE SHORT SLEEVE TEES 1YL $5.00
SABRES BLUE HOODIES 1YM, 1YXL $10.00
     
SWORDS OLD DESIGN BLACK LONG SLEEVE TEES 1YM,1YL, 1YXL,1AS,1AM $10.00
SWORDS OLD DESIGN BLACK HOODIES 2YM $15.00
SWORDS OLD DESIGN BLUE TEES 1AS,1AM $5.00
SWORDS OLD DESIGN BLUE HOODIE 1AM $15.00
SWORDS BLACK DRY FIT (SHORT SLEEVE) 1 (3XL)  $15.00
     
SWORDS LONG SLEEVE BLUE GLITTER 3M $10.00

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SWORDS SPRING POD COACHES AND SCHEDULE
by posted 03/10/2014
 
2014 SPRING POD SCHEDULES
                     
 # POD  Coaches Birth Years Day of Week Weekly Time RINK Week-End Weekend Time 4/5 Schedule Change RINK
                     
                     
                     
2 Squirt Jim Lanier/S. Garibay/B. Cornic/S. Mercalde 2004/2005 Wed. 7:10-8:10 PM NL Sat 8:00-9:00 AM 10:30-11:30 AM USA
3 PeeWee Travel Brian Degroft/D. Reiss 2002/2003 Tues. 7:40-8:40 PM NL Sat 9:15-10:15 AM 12:25-1:25 PM CAN
4 PeeWee House R. Clark/E. Unger/E.Dalton/T.Adrien 2002/2003 Mon. 6:10-7:10 PM NL Sat 9:10-10:10 AM 11:40-12:40 PM USA
5 Bantam Travel M. Logue/C.Hahn/P. Chick/            B.Ehgoetz/ A. Heldt 2000/2001 Thurs. 7:00-8:20 PM NL Sat 11:15-12:35 PM 1:35-2:50 PM CAN
6 Bantam House E.Dalton/J. Friedl/T. Steffen 2000/2001 Mon. 7:20-8:20 PM NL Sat 10:20-11:20 AM 12:50-1:50 PM USA
7 U16 S.Davis/E.Metz/ T. Steffen 1998-1999 Tues. 8:50-9:50 PM NL Sat 11:30-12:30 PM 2-3 PM USA
8 U18/HS/Midget M.Peterson/J. Sorensen/R. Wocks 1995-1999 Thurs. 8:30-9:30 PM NL Sat 12:40-1:40 PM 3:10-4:10 PM USA
                     
Note 1   Pods will meet twice a week starting the week of 3/17 and running thru 4/24 plus 5/3 and 5/10            
Note 2  We will not have Spring Hockey on April 19th due to the Easter Holiday and April 26th          
Note 3  April 5th time change                

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SWORDS SQ/PW ELITE TRAINING - CLOSED OUT
by posted 03/10/2014
 
 
 
SWORDS SPRING ELITE TRAINING
 
CLOSED OUT

The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce that we have added an Elite training session for our Squirt and Peewee aged skaters this spring.  Don Biggs will be running this program for us.  The weekly sessions are geared to players motivated to play at the highest level possible.  The sessions are intense on-ice workouts with emphasis on individual improvement.  To give enough individual attention, the session is limited to the first 27 (25 skaters and 2 goalies) paid registrations.  We have set the schedule so it does not conflict with the Squirt and Peewee spring pods.
 
Don Biggs has had an extensive professional career including playing for the Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.  He has coached at the JR A hockey level and has been active in Cincinnati youth hockey for many years.  He has taken both our JR A team and a Bantam level team to the US Nationals.  Don is noted for his on-ice instruction.
 
Training Schedule:
 
Thursday, March 20                6:30-8pm         Sports Plus – USA
Thursday, March 27                6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - USA
Thursday, April 3                     6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - CAN
Thursday, April 10                   5:30-7pm         Sports Plus - CAN
Thursday, April 17                   6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - CAN
Thursday, April 24                   6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - CAN
 
 
The training is open to birth years 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002.  The registration fee  is just $175 for 9 hours of on-ice instruction.  To register and pay, go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. 
 
If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Chris Knecht at .  If you have issues regarding registration, please  contact the Swords office at or 513-979-4590.
 
 
DON’T MISS OUT – REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 25 SKATERS & 2 GOALIES!

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SWORDS SPRING ELITE TRAINING - CLOSED OUT
by posted 03/06/2014
 




SWORDS SPRING ELITE TRAINING

OUR ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BANTAM & MIDGETS IS SOLD OUT!

 
 
The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce that Don Biggs will be running an elite training program for Bantam and Midget age skaters this spring.  The weekly sessions are geared to players motivated to play at the highest level possible.  The sessions are intense on-ice workouts with emphasis on individual improvement.  To give enough individual attention, the session is limited to the first 25 paid registrations.
 
Don Biggs has had an extensive professional career including playing for the Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.  He has coached at the JR A hockey level and has been active in Cincinnati youth hockey for many years.  He has taken both our JR A team and a Bantam level team to the US Nationals.  Don is noted for his on-ice instruction.
 
Training Schedule:
 
Tuesday, March 18                 6:30-8pm         Sports Plus – CAN
Tuesday, March 25                 6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - CAN
Tuesday, April 1                      6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - USA
Tuesday, April 8                      6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - USA
Tuesday, April 15                    6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - USA
Tuesday, April 22                    6:30-8pm         Sports Plus - USA
 
 
The training is open to birth years 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996.  The registration fee  is just $175 for 9 hours of on-ice instruction.  To register and pay, go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. 
 
If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Chris Knecht at .  If you have issues regarding registration, please  contact the Swords office at or 513-979-4590.
 
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TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
by posted 02/25/2014
 
 
                                                                                                            
 TNT DynaMite          
Hockey Skills Program
Individual Skills-Based Training

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
 
 Who:          Any & all Mite players 2006- 2009 birth years

                       Coaches:      The Mite Coaching Staff                            
                     


What:          Individual Skills Based Training includes:

                       Advanced Skating
                       Passing & Receiving
                       Puck Control
                       Shooting
                       Attacking skills
                       Defending skills
 
                      Format:

                      Station Teaching: players will rotate stations & each station will have one to two coaches
                      Scrimmaging will be used to reward players that work hard during practice
                      Adapted to individual skills level & age
                      Coaches will incorporate small games & fun activities to keep players engaged & having fun
                      High coach to player ratio
 
When:        Wednesday nights March 19th to June 25th & July 30th to Aug. 27th 5:30-7pm
                       (total of 30 hours of ice)           
 
Where:        Northland               
 
Cost:            $325 (early bird discount of $25.00 if you register and pay on or before February 28)
 
Exploding to the Next Level!
For more information or questions, please contact Scott Mercalde at 513-313-6087.

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SWORDS CONCUSSION AND BASELINE TESTING
by posted 03/03/2013
 
All Swords Families:
 
Swords is very committed to making ice hockey not only an enjoyable sport but a safe one as well. We have all read about the growing body of knowledge on the short and long term impacts of concussions and the continuing efforts of everyone associated with our sport to ensure we properly diagnose and treat any player who may have sufferred from a concussion. Swords has taken several proactive steps to assist our coaches in recognizing the symptoms, responding appropriately and insisting on medical clearance before allowing players to retake the ice. In an effort to do even more to protect our skaters, Swords is very pleased to announce that we have now joined forces with the University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Program to offer free on-line ImPACT Concussion Testing to all registered Swords skaters. UC's newly instituted Sports Concussion Program is a recognized expert in concussions and sports related injuries and has developed a comprehensive program of initial baseline testing combined with subsequent medical evaluation services. Once a baseline test has been conducted, this program will be uniquely positioned to compare subsequent ImPACT test results against a Swords skater's baseline test results to more accurately evaluate the impact of the injury and to recommend when a skater should return to the ice. Without a baseline test to compare to, it is very difficult for any medical provider to fully assess the impact of these types of injuries.
 
Our voluntary program is compromised of the following key elements:
 
> all skaters are STRONGLY encouraged to take the free on-line baseline ImPACT test
> the skater's test results will be stored electronically and password protected
> if a skater is suspected to have incurred a head injury, the family can then call a special 800 number for a free triage where it will be determined if the skater should go to an emergency room or be scheduled for a medical evaluation with a UC Sports Medicine physician
> If scheduled for an appointment with a UC Sports Medicine physician, UC will conduct a medical evaluation which could include taking a repeat ImPACT test to compare with the baseline results already stored. The cost for this visit would be similar to most other doctor visits.
 
All costs associated with this baseline testing program will be absorbed by Swords and UC Sports Medicine. Please help us take every step possible to protect our skaters and to ensure they have access to the best care possible in the event an injury does occur.  Click Here for instruction sheet.
 
 
Swords is very grateful to Peter Iacobell for helping spearhead this program and this partnership with Swords. The goal of both parties is to become a proactive leader in this area and to demonstrate the value of this type of proactive program to other hockey organizations across the country.
 
Tom Thornley & Chris Knecht
President 's Swords

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