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SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYLCONES ON FEB. 24TH
02/02/2016
  TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR CINCINNATI SWORDS...
SWORDS 2016 SPRING PROGRAM
02/01/2016
Registration for the 2016 spring programs is now open! ...
2016 SPRING PODS AND SCHEDULE
01/31/2016
SPRING...
OVHOA SCHEDULE 1/27 THRU 2/4
01/27/2016
Below is the OVHOA schedule for 2/4-2/11.   Date   Day Time   Site Home Away 2/5/2016   Fri 8:55...
WEATHER RELATED RINK CLOSINGS
01/20/2016
The winter season is well under way as today's conditions remind...
HIGH SCHOOL END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT
01/16/2016
The schedule for the CHSCHL End of Season tournament:                   Game...
2/1/16 REVISED MYHL END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
01/11/2016
Note from Marc Webb, MYHL tournament coordinator.  You...
CHO YOUTH HOCKEY EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
09/28/2015
    ARE YOU A KID AGE 10 AND UNDER WHO PLAYS...
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
 
SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYLCONES ON FEB. 24TH

 

TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR

CINCINNATI SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES

ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016

 

THE CYCLONES TAKE ON THE ATLANTA GLADIATORS

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM

PUCK DROPS AT 7:30 PM

 

CHEER ON OUR VERY OWN MITE TEAM HYLAND AS THEY SCRIMMAGE DURING THE FIRST INTERMISSION!

 

ALSO, IT’S $1 BEER NIGHT AND FIRST 2000 FANS RECEIVE A CYCLONES BOTTLE OPENER!

 

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR SWORDS TEAMS TO HAVE AN END OF SEASON TEAM OUTING!

 

WE ASK THAT ALL OF OUR SWORDS TEAMS SUPPORT OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT THE CYCLONES AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT!

 

TICKETS ARE JUST $10

 $2 FROM EACH TICKET IS BEING DONATED BACK TO THE SWORDS ORGANIZATION

 

ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://cycloneshockey.com/swords

 

TEAMS/GROUPS THAT WANT TO SIT TOGETHER NEED TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ONE ORDER

*TICKETS FOR THIS OFFER CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE ABOVE LINK*


by posted 02/02/2016
SWORDS 2016 SPRING PROGRAM

Registration for the 2016 spring programs is now open!  We are excited to offer a significant discount to those skaters that register early for our spring program.  Please be sure to read all the details so you don't miss out.

Mite Program

We have worked to enhance the ADM DynaMITE program.  In the past we have had one program that ran from early spring through the end of August (July off).  This year we have broken spring and summer up as stand-alone programs for each session.  The spring session will be one day a week on Wednesdays with no weekend sessions.  This allows skaters to continue improving their skill set but also allows for them to participate in other sports such as baseball, lacrosse or soccer.  The program will be similar to the Monday ADM sessions.  Skaters will have off the months of June and July and we will have a summer program in August which meets twice a week.  Details about that program will be announced with other summer programs.

SQ, PW, BT & MG Program Format

We will continue our pod program with an emphasis on skater development.  All pods will meet twice a week for 65 minutes on ice (one time during the week and one time on Saturday morning) beginning the week of April 5 and concluding the weekend of May 14.  We are also attempting to run separate pods for Tier I/Tier II travel (Independent/BTHL) and recreational travel (MYHL) based on registrations.  A pod consists of 24-32 players with the emphasis on fun, friendship, and development. 

For Squirts and Peewees, pods will be divided in half with the first 30 minutes being skills and drills and the second half being game concepts and coach-controlled scrimmages.  For Bantams and Midgets/High School, the week day sessions will be skills/drills and game concepts and the Saturday morning sessions will be officiated scrimmages.

Checking Basics & Technique Clinic
A checking clinic will be offered to all age-appropriate spring participants and is mandatory for first time Bantam players and any player older than the 2002 birth year who is a first time hockey player.  Goalies must attend if they plan to skate out.  The clinic, coupled with the pod format of Spring Hockey, provides an excellent environment for the players to transition into this important skill.  It is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 at Sports Plus.  You must register for spring to participate in this checking clinic.  Another checking clinic will be scheduled for those skaters participating in the tryouts/evaluations in May.

Age Levels
USA Hockey age levels for 2016/2017 will be used in the Spring Program.  They are: Mite (08-11), Squirt (06-07), Pee Wee (04-05), Bantam (02-03), Midget (98-01).

Parents/Skaters
When registering online, parents/skaters must select their preference of pods.  Swords will form pods after the enrollment period that is based on these requests.  Players may play in two different pods (at the same level) if there is sufficient room.  Pods may be balanced by Swords as needed.  Every attempt will be made to place all skaters.  If you miss the cutoff date, your skater will be placed where openings exist not necessarily according to preference.

Important Dates
February 19th:              End of early registration discount

March 23rd:                   Checking Clinic (tentative)
March 26th:                   Registration cutoff
March 28th-30th:           Players notified of pod
March 23th:                   Checking Clinic
April 5-7:                      Season begins

Spring Fees Based on Full Registration AND Payment ON or BEFORE:   

 Early Registration by 2/19/16                        
         
Mite                               $125 (REDUCED FROM $150)

Squirt/Pee Wee               $190 (REDUCED FROM $250)
Bantam & Midget            $225 (REDUCED FROM $300)

 

After, February 19, the fees will be:

Mite                                      $150

Squirt/Pee Wee                      $250
Bantam & Midget                   $300


            
CLICK HERE to see dates/times of pods

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY AVAILABLE AT:
www.swordshockey.com click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side of the home page.  


by posted 02/01/2016
2016 SPRING PODS AND SCHEDULE
SPRING HOCKEY PODS
                     
    COACHING STAFF   RINK DAY TIME   RINK DAY TIME
MITE**   ADM Coaching Team CAN Wed 6-7:30pm       No Weekend
                   
SQUIRT   C. Sample/D. McDonald/ AJ Crouch/K. Norus CAN Tues 6-7:15pm   USA Sat 8-9:15am
                   
PEEWEE                  
Independent/BTHL Travel   S. Mercalde/R. Schoonover/D. Hyland CAN Tues 7:15-8:30pm   USA Sat 9:15-10:30am
MYHL   J. Das CAN Thurs 6-7:15pm   CAN Sat 9-10:15am
                   
BANTAM                  
Independent/BTHL Travel   J. Clisham/B. DeGroft/A. Heldt CAN Wed 7:30-9:15pm   CAN Sat 10:15-11:30am
MYHL   E. Dalton/T. Adrien/D. Floreani CAN Thurs 7:15-8:30pm   USA Sat 10:30-11:45am
                   
MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL                  
Midget Tier I & Tier II   P. Higgins CAN Tues 8:30-9:45pm   CAN Sat 11:30am-12:45pm
Midget High School   E. Dalton/C. Hahn/D. Floreani CAN Thurs 8:30-9:45pm   USA Sat 11:45am-1pm
                     
POD SCHEDULE:                
Week Day Schedule   Weekend Schedule**                
                     
Session 1:  April 5-7   Session 1: April 9                
Session 2: April 12-14   Session 2: April 16                
Session 3: April 19-21   Session 3: April 23                
Session 4: April 26-28   Session 4: April 30                
Session 5: May 3-5   Session 5: May 7                
Session 6: May 10-12   Session 6: May 14                
                     
** Mites:  Only 1 90 minutes session a week; no weekend session              

by posted 01/31/2016
OVHOA SCHEDULE 1/27 THRU 2/4

Below is the OVHOA schedule for 2/4-2/11.  

Date   Day Time   Site Home Away
2/5/2016   Fri 8:55 PM Midget (2man) Cash Sports Plus CAN SW HS Comets NK HS Bove
2/6/2016   Sat 9:40 AM Bantam (2man) Cash Northland SW MY BT Degroft TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 9:55 AM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus USA SW PW Schoonover TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 11:00 AM Squirt & Girls U12 (2man) Cash Cinti Gardens Annex SW MY SQ McDonald TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 12:40 PM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus USA SW PW Schoonover TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 1:25 PM Bantam (2man) Cash Sports Plus CAN SW BT Clisham TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 4:10 PM Midget (2man) Cash Northland SW HS Swords TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 4:25 PM Bantam (2man) Cash Sports Plus CAN SW BT Clisham TBA
2/6/2016   Sat 6:00 PM Midget (2man) Cash Sports Plus USA SW HS Thunderhawks IH HS O'Brien
2/7/2016   Sun 12:15 AM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus CAN SW MY PW Holland TBA
2/7/2016   Sun 9:40 AM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus USA SW PW Schoonover TBA
2/7/2016   Sun 10:10 AM Squirt & Girls U12 (2man) Cash Cinti Gardens Annex SW MY SQ Palmquist IH MY SQ Viles
2/7/2016   Sun 12:10 PM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus USA SW PW Schoonover TBA
2/7/2016   Sun 3:00 PM PeeWee & Girls U14 (2man) Cash Sports Plus CAN SW MY PW Holland TBA

by posted 01/27/2016
WEATHER RELATED RINK CLOSINGS

The winter season is well under way as today's conditions remind us.  We encourage all families to make the best decision for your family based on your local area conditions.

As a reminder, practices/games will go on as scheduled unless the rinks are closed.  Sports Plus closes for Hamilton County Level 3 snow emergencies.  Northland and the Gardens closures are based on current conditions.  

Head coaches also may cancel practices based on feedback they receive from team members and will communicate that to the team directly.

All changes/updates will be posted on the website ASAP.