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LAST CHANCE TO GET TICKETS FOR SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS
07/27/2015
  CINCINNATI SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS IS THIS FRIDAY,...
UPDATED 2015-16 MYHL AND HIGH SCHOOL EVALUATION DATES
07/24/2015
  Back in March we announced the merger of The Cincinnati...
SWORDS ANNOUNCES NEW ROLES
07/23/2015
As we continue our 2015-16 season preparations, the Cincinnati...
SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS--LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY
07/20/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!!           Just...
CINCINNATI SWORDS GOALIE CLINIC: GOALIES AND SKATERS WANTED
07/18/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce a...
AUGUST SWORDS BOARD MEETING
07/17/2015
There will be a Swords board of directors meeting on Tuesday, August...
2015-16 MYHL COMMISSIONER - TODD ADRIEN
07/14/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce Todd Adrien as...
2015-16 MYHL and High School Program Descriptions
07/13/2015
Our MYHL and High School registrations are now open.  We are...
NEW FITNESS CENTER
05/07/2015
    CINCINNATI SWORDS WORKOUT CENTER UPDATE   Our...
UPDATE: SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
NEW 2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM
03/26/2015
2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM We are excited to offer a new...
2015-16 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION GUIDE
03/24/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS: ALL FOR ONE
03/14/2015
ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURE: SWORDS AND SABRES MERGER
03/12/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce an...
TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
02/13/2015
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LAST CHANCE TO GET TICKETS FOR SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS

 

CINCINNATI SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS

IS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 31st!

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30th IS LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS!

              

Just a reminder that we will be having our first Cincinnati Swords Day at the Reds this Friday, July 31, 2015.  The Reds organization is offering us great discounted rates on tickets for the Reds v. Pirates game at 7:10 p.m. on the 31st.  It is also a Fireworks Friday game for the Reds, so be sure to stay after and enjoy the fireworks!

For our BTHL and independent teams that have already been formed for the upcoming season, this is the perfect night for a team bonding event.  For teams that do not wish to use this as a team-building event or for those families with players on MYHL or High School Club teams, you can order tickets individually or in smaller groups.  All our Swords families are invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see a great Reds game!  

See the flyer we emailed all our families for details on ticket options available.  For groups of less than 20 tickets, tickets may be ordered online or via phone from Chris Herrell.  To order tickets ONLINE you will:

  1. Go to www.reds.com;

  2. Put your cursor over “TICKETS” and select “SINGLE GAME TICKETS”;

  3. Then go to the JULY 31ST game and click “BUY TICKETS”;

  4. You will then be asked to search for tickets on the map or to have the site find seats for you.You will need to click“FIND SEATS FOR ME”;

  5. You will then see a box for the unlocking our OFFER CODE on the bottom left of the page.Click on “GOT AN OFFER CODE” and enter our offer code “SWORDS”; 

  6. You can then order tickets from the TOP ROW of the listed ticket types which is called “PROMOTIONS &SPECIAL OFFERS:SWORDS”.For the price and section for our available seats, you will click on the arrows to the right of the words “BEST AVAILABLE” in the top row to select from the three ticket options available to the Swords and proceed to order tickets.Ticket prices are $13, $20 or $30, depending on where you want to sit.

For group ticket sales of 20 or more or to order via phone, you will have to contact Chris Herrell at the Cincinnati Reds to purchase your group block of tickets.  Chris can be reached at or at (513) 765-7053.  If you want to sit together as a group (whether large or small), you will need to purchase tickets for all members of your group in a single transaction to be able to sit together.    

Please join us for a great day at Great American Ballpark on July 31st and wear your Swords gear to the game!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Carla Venhoff, Director of Marketing, at


by posted 07/27/2015
UPDATED 2015-16 MYHL AND HIGH SCHOOL EVALUATION DATES

 

Back in March we announced the merger of The Cincinnati Swords and Sabres.  We are now pleased to kick off the first ever MYHL Swords program for the 2015-16 season and the continuation of our High School Program with new and exciting changes as well.  Registration will open June 1 for our MYHL and high school programs

Please note that to encourage all families to register early so we can order uniforms and secure enough ice, the fees posted here are for those individuals that register and pay their deposit of $250 on or before July 31.  After July 31 all fees will increase by $50.00.  After your deposit has been paid, the remaining fee payments will be spread over three months with payment dates of September 15, October 15 and November 15.   Evaluations are scheduled for August 16-23.  Mark your calendar as the DRAFT schedule is:

Sunday, August 16             5:30-7pm   (Northland)         Top Tier SQ Team  

Sunday, August 16             7-8:30pm   (Northland)         Top Tier PW Team

Monday, August 17          5-7:30pm   (Northland)         Checking Clinic

Monday, August 17          7:30-8:30pm  (Northland)      BT Evaluations

Wednesday, August 19    6-7:30pm  (Northland)           SQ Parity Teams

Wednesday, August 19    7:30-9pm   (Northland)          PW Parity Teams

Sunday, August 23              5:30-9:30pm   (Northland)    JV/High School Evaluation

Sunday, August 23           5:45-7:45pm (SP-USA)       Mite Evaluations

 

Please direct questions regarding the evaluations to the following people:

Mite-ADM:  Jeff Evans (JEvans@intertechdesign.net) / Julie Doxsey (juliedoxsey3@yahoo.com)

MYHL:  Todd Adrien (todd.adrien@gmail.com)

JV/Varsity:  Earl Dalton (blulyner@gmail.com)

 

Here’s a brief description of each program:
 
Mites –The program will include over 75 hours of ice throughout the season broken up into ADM sessions, practices and cross-ice games.  This program incorporates skill development and hockey knowledge while being sure that all the kids have fun.  The fee for the upcoming season remains $700.
 
Squirt – Our squirt teams will again participate in the MYHL.  For the upcoming season, we anticipate a top tier team but the final determination will be based on whether or not the league supports a top tier division.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost as this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
Evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater
 
Peewee - Our peewee teams will again participate in the MYHL.  We anticipate selecting a top tier team but again the final determination will be made by the league.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost because this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

Bantam – Our bantam teams will again participate in the MYHL.  Historically the league has not had a top tier division and based on that information we will draft on a parity basis.  If we are advised there will be two divisions, independent evaluators will evaluate all skaters with the potential of placing a team in the upper division.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $900.  Included in your fees are:

30 full ice practices
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

High School – Our high schools will once again compete in the CHSHL which includes our teams plus two or three teams from the area.  Earl Dalton is the new high school commissioner and can be reached at .  We are redesigning our program and details will be sent out as soon as we finalize the plans.  The fee structure will be revised to allow coaches the flexibility to adjust based on the number of participants selected to their teams.  We project the fees will be between $1,100 and $1,300 per team based on numbers and new program design.  We are also looking at ways to incorporate more double-rostering opportunities for all our midget-aged participants.

We are still in the early planning stages.  Please look for continued announcements and information in the coming weeks.  If you have any general questions, please contact us at and for financial questions, please contact us at .

 

Great Things Are Happening Here!

Cincinnati Swords

 


by posted 07/24/2015
SWORDS ANNOUNCES NEW ROLES

As we continue our 2015-16 season preparations, the Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce the following changes:

Scott Mercalde has accepted the role as Vice President for the Swords.  As Vice President Scott will work with Chris Knecht to oversee the day-to-day Swords operations.  Scott has previously run our Mite/ADM program and has shown a dedication and commitment to the entire Swords organization.

Jeff Evans has accepted the role as Mite/ADM Commissioner replacing Scott.  Jeff has been with the Swords and the Steam prior as a head coach of our 2002 Team.  Jeff has also served on the Swords board of directors for several year.  His older son has transitioned out of hockey and his younger son is just beginning his hockey play.  We are excited that a person with Jeff’s experience and commitment level has chosen to fill this role.

Julie Doxsey has agreed to assist Jeff with our ADM Program.  Julie’s children have played hockey with the Swords and Jr. Cyclones for many years.  Julie will work with Jeff to ensure that our Mite/ADM program continues at a high level.

As previously announced, Todd Adrien has accepted the role of MYHL Commissioner replacing Earl Dalton who has accepted the position of High School Commissioner.

We are very excited to have all these individuals stepping up to continue the success of the Swords organization.

 

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE!

 

 


by posted 07/23/2015
SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS--LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY

CINCINNATI SWORDS DAY AT THE REDS

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!!

         

Just a reminder that we will be having our first Cincinnati Swords Day at the Reds on Friday, July 31, 2015.  The Reds organization is offering us great discounted rates on tickets for the Reds v. Pirates game at 7:10 p.m. on the 31st.  It is also a Fireworks Friday game for the Reds, so be sure to stay after and enjoy the fireworks!

For our BTHL and independent teams that have already been formed for the upcoming season, this is the perfect night for a team bonding event.  For teams that do not wish to use this as a team-building event or for those families with players on MYHL or High School Club teams, you can order tickets individually or in smaller groups.  All our Swords families are invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see a great Reds game!  

See the flyer emailed to all our families for details on ticket options available.  For groups of less than 20 tickets, tickets may be ordered online or via phone from Chris Herrell.  To order tickets ONLINE you will:

  1. Go to www.reds.com;

  2. Put your cursor over “TICKETS” and select “SINGLE GAME TICKETS”;

  3. Then go to the JULY 31ST game and click “BUY TICKETS”;

  4. You will then be asked to search for tickets on the map or to have the site find seats for you.You will need to click“FIND SEATS FOR ME”;

  5. You will then see a box for the unlocking our OFFER CODE on the bottom left of the page.Click on “GOT AN OFFER CODE” and enter our offer code “SWORDS”; 

  6. You can then order tickets from the TOP ROW of the listed ticket types which is called “PROMOTIONS &SPECIAL OFFERS:SWORDS”.For the price and section for our available seats, you will click on the arrows to the right of the words “BEST AVAILABLE” in the top row to select from the three ticket options available to the Swords and proceed to order tickets.Ticket prices are $13, $20 or $30, depending on where you want to sit.

For group ticket sales of 20 or more or to order via phone, you will have to contact Chris Herrell at the Cincinnati Reds to purchase your group block of tickets.  Chris can be reached at or at (513) 765-7053.  If you want to sit together as a group (whether large or small), you will need to purchase tickets for all members of your group in a single transaction to be able to sit together.    

Please join us for a great day at Great American Ballpark on July 31st and wear your Swords gear to the game!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Carla Venhoff, Director of Marketing, at


by posted 07/20/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS GOALIE CLINIC: GOALIES AND SKATERS WANTED

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce a summer goalie clinic headed by Ellen Metz.  The clinic is open to all goalies registered on a 2015-16 Independent or BTHL team or registered in our 2015-16 ADM/MYHL/High School programs.  The clinic is free of charge to any Swords goalie but advanced registration is required.  To register, go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side to begin the registration.  Registration will close on Friday, July 24 so we can adequately staff and prepare the curriculum based on the participants’ backgrounds.

Dates:              Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7

Time:               8am-9:30am

Location:         Sports Plus

Focus for younger/newer goalies will be on fundamentals including: skating – especially the c cut, T-pushes, stance, tracking, positioning, dropping into a butterfly/ 1/2 butterfly, getting up, and blocker/glove saves.

Older/more experienced goalies will be working on continued skating development, stance, save selections, proper post position, glove/blocker saves, deflections, power pushes/slides.

We are also looking for 5-8 skaters to assist on-ice with the drills.  If interested in being a shooter, please register through the online registration as well.

We are very excited to bring this instructional opportunity to our goalies and hope they will all take advantage of the additional training.  Please keep in mind, you must be registered in a Swords 2015-16 Fall/Winter program to participate.

The Cincinnati Swords

Board of Directors

 

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE!

 


by posted 07/18/2015
AUGUST SWORDS BOARD MEETING

There will be a Swords board of directors meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at Sports Plus.  Public session will be 6:30-7pm and executive session will be 7-8pm.

All Swords families are invited to attend.


by posted 07/17/2015
2015-16 MYHL COMMISSIONER - TODD ADRIEN

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce Todd Adrien as the 2015-16 MYHL Commissioner.  We are very excited that Todd has accepted this critical role.  If you have any questions regarding our MYHL program please contact him at 513-560-3734 or todd.adrien@gmail.com.  Welcome aboard Todd!


by posted 07/14/2015
2015-16 MYHL and High School Program Descriptions

Our MYHL and High School registrations are now open.  We are looking forward to a very exciting 2015-16 as we merge all our teams under the Swords umbrella.  To secure your skater’s spot for the season, please go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  Note you will need a 2015-16 USA Hockey registration to register.  Instructions on getting your USA Hockey number can be found by going to www.usahockey.com and clicking on “Membership” in the top right.

Here’s a brief description of each program:
 
Mites –The program will include over 75 hours of ice throughout the season broken up into ADM sessions, practices and cross-ice games.  This program incorporates skill development and hockey knowledge while being sure that all the kids have fun.  The fee for the upcoming season remains $700 with the early bird registration ($750 after 7/31).
 
Squirt – Our squirt teams will again participate in the MYHL.  For the upcoming season, we anticipate a top tier team but the final determination will be based on whether or not the league supports a top tier division.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost as this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 with the early bird registration ($825 after 7/31) for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
Evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater
 
Peewee - Our peewee teams will again participate in the MYHL.  We anticipate selecting a top tier team but again the final determination will be made by the league.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost because this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 with the early bird registration ($825 after 7/31) for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

Bantam – Our bantam teams will again participate in the MYHL.  Historically the league has not had a top tier division and based on that information we will draft on a parity basis.  If we are advised there will be two divisions, independent evaluators will evaluate all skaters with the potential of placing a team in the upper division.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $900 with the early bird registration ($950 after 7/31).  Included in your fees are:

30 full ice practices
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

High School – Our high schools will once again compete in the CHSHL which includes our teams plus two or three teams from the area.  Earl Dalton is the new high school commissioner and can be reached at  .  We are committed to three or four varsity teams and one junior varsity team.  The fee structure has been revised to allow coaches the flexibility to adjust based on the number of participants selected to their teams.  We project the maximum high school fee will be $1,300 with the early bird registration ($1,350 after 7/31).  We are also offering a $500 discount for skaters double-rostered on another Swords travel team.  Included in your fees are:

30 full ice practices

1 scrimmage evaluation

10 home games (an increase of one game from last year)
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

If you have any questions contact us at swordsoffice@gmail.com and for financial questions contact us at  .

 

Great Things Are Happening Here!

Cincinnati Swords


by posted 07/13/2015
NEW FITNESS CENTER

 

 

CINCINNATI SWORDS WORKOUT CENTER UPDATE

 

Our new Workout Center is under construction!

 

Swords teams will have access to a state-of-the art training center starting with the 2015-16 season!

 

Special thanks to Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Exercise & Leisure, Koorsen Fire & Security & other generous donors who have made this possible for our Swords players free of charge!

 

GRAND OPENING

(mark your calendars)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

WELCOME BACK TO HOCKEY WEEKEND 2015

 

Click HERE to see our Concept Plan

 

CINCINNATI SWORDS-GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE!


by posted 05/07/2015
UPDATE: SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2015-16 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 2014-15 account.

If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2015-16 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
NEW 2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

We are excited to offer a new summer program for the Cincinnati Swords.  In the past our summer program has been an extension of our spring pod program; an opportunity for skaters to stay on the ice in an unstructured program.  We also know that many of our families participate in summer camps where the skater is on the ice for 3-5 days in a row but then has a month or more before they go back on the ice.  Our newly designed summer program addresses both these issues.

 

Our SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM will offer high level instruction over the course of 6 weeks.  Don Biggs (Bantam and Midget) and Derek Crouch (Squirt and Peewee) will head the programs with the targeted goal of having skaters raise their level of hockey skills and game knowledge.  We have split the program so attendees will have 3 sessions in the month of June, take a break in July and then have 3 more sessions in August just prior to the start of the season.  The sessions are open to all skaters who are willing to work hard and want to see their hockey skills improve significantly.  Our instructors’ years of training experience make them the right people to work across skill levels and pull the most out of each skater regardless of their starting point. 

         
  SQUIRT DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 11, 18 & 25; August 6, 13 & 20  
  TIMES:     6-7:30pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  PEEWEE DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 11, 18 & 25; August 6, 13 & 20  
  TIMES:     7:30-9pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  BANTAM DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 10, 17 & 24; August 5, 12 & 19  
  TIMES:     6:30-8pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  MIDGET DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 10, 17 & 24; August 5, 12 & 19  
  TIMES:     8-9:30pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         

 

To register for the SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.

NOTE:  We are opening the registration today so any skater that would like to use a 2014-15 USA Hockey number can register and pay prior to the April 1 USA Hockey registration switch to the 2015-16 USA Hockey number. 


by posted 03/26/2015
2015-16 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION GUIDE


by posted 03/24/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS: ALL FOR ONE


by posted 03/14/2015
ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURE: SWORDS AND SABRES MERGER

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce an organizational restructure for the 2015-16 season and beyond.  When Queen City Hockey Association and the Cincinnati Amateur Hockey Association merged, the two independent associations were in the process of moving their traditional house programs into the Midwest Youth Hockey League (“MYHL”).  After two years of participation, we are now comfortable that the MYHL is a good fit for our traditional house programs. 

However, the MYHL is a regional travel program since the competition is between associations and not a house program.  As such our participating teams are indeed regional travel teams.  Going forward all Queen City Hockey teams will now be Swords travel teams. 

The hierarchy for designation will be:

Swords Independent Travel Teams – top picked teams playing an independent schedule or a league outside the area

Swords Buckeye Travel Teams – teams registered in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League

Swords MYHL Travel Teams – teams registered in the Midwest Youth Hockey League

What does this mean for the MYHL process?  How will it change/stay the same?

First we need an MYHL commissioner to head this critical division.  Earl Dalton, last year’s commissioner, will be moving to our high school program and heading that program for the 2015-16 season.  We are looking to fill the critical role of MYHL commissioner and would like any interested individuals to contact Chris Knecht at .

Second MYHL team selection will remain similar to past years.  We will place all registered skaters on teams with an open evaluation in late summer/early fall.  We will develop top tier teams if the league supports a top tier division and our talent pool is appropriate to compete at this level.  All other teams besides the top tier team will be developed on a parity-basis.  Player jerseys will be similar to jerseys they have received in the past but with the Swords logo. 

We are confident that bringing all our teams together is another step in building the strongest youth hockey organization in the Midwest. 

The Cincinnati Swords Board of Directors

 

 

 


by posted 03/12/2015
TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
 
                                                                                                            
 TNT DynaMite          
Hockey Skills Program
Individual Skills-Based Training

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 
 Who:          Any & all Mite players 2007- 2010 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:        Tuesday nights March 24th to June 30th & July 28th to Aug. 25th 6:00- 7:30pm
                       (total of 30 hours of ice)           
 
Where:        SPORTS PLUS- CAN               
 
Cost:            $325 (early bird discount of $25.00 if you register and pay on or before February 27)
 

Exploding to the Next Level!
For more information or questions, please contact Scott Mercalde at 513-313-6087.

by posted 02/13/2015
ImPACT Concussion Test Online

Instructions to complete ImPACT Concussion Test Online

 

  • Put away/turn off all distractions: Cell phone, TV, Music, etc…
  • Go to https://www.impacttestonline.com/sportstest/index.cfm?id=6111
  • Click on “launch baseline test”
  • Authorization code: GSG2UCK35A
    • Make sure pop up blocker is turned off
    • If it is not, you will be prompted to do so: “allow all popups from this site”
    • You will then need to reenter code
  • You will then start the test
    • Pick language
    • Under “school/organization” select “Beacon Orthopaedics”
    • Fill out remaining demographic information and follow directions of test
  • On final page of Test, it will ask for an email confirmation, enter the following address:
  • Exit test

If there are any questions or concerns, Email Bobby Bair, ATC at or 330.612.8488 and he will follow up with you.


by posted 08/27/2014
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