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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS - SECOND QTR DISTRIBUTION
11/16/2018
PLEASE NOTE:  KROGER HAS CHANGED OUR NUMBER TO TT350. ...
REF SCHEDULE 11/15 THRU 11/28
11/14/2018
Date & Time Site Home 11/17/2018 7:15...
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS
11/14/2018
Week 8 has been updated with the weekly winners.  Congrats! Week...
HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR STORE OPEN NOW
11/06/2018
  ‘TIS THE SEASON TO START SHOPPING! What Better...
PERFECT NORTH CLUB DISCOUNTS
11/02/2018
Do you need something to do when you are not playing hockey this...
UPDATE: PEEWEE CLINIC - DECEMBER 2
10/12/2018
10/13/18 UPDATE - We are now on a waitlist for this clinic. ...
GOALIE CLINIC – NOVEMBER 19
10/10/2018
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce our...
USAH COACH HELMET REQUIREMENT
10/08/2018
USA Hockey Message to all Registered Coaches:              ...
MID-AM UPDATE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
09/11/2018
Mid-Am Hockey in conjunction with USA Hockey requires any adult that...
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
If you have not participated in the past but would like to details...
 
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS - SECOND QTR DISTRIBUTION

PLEASE NOTE:  KROGER HAS CHANGED OUR NUMBER TO TT350.  PLEASE BE SURE YOUR NUMBER HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE NEW NUMBER SO YOU CONTINUE TO RECEIVE CREDIT.  KROGER INDICATED IT WAS AUTOMATIC BUT I WOULD DOUBLE CHECK SO YOU HAVE NO INTERRUPTION IN RECEIVING YOUR CREDIT.   

We have received our second quarter distribution from Kroger.  I checked my personal account and it has been updated so I am assuming if you are participating yours has been updated as well.  Please send me your information if you are participating no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 11/27/18.  If you have not received a confirmation email from me by Thursday, 11/29, please resubmit your information.

Below are the directions for determining your Kroger funds.  Please follow them as stated below and if you run into any problems, please contact Kroger directly.  Please try to confirm that the amount has changed from your last submission as they do not date the information posted and it is difficult for me to check everyone's past balance.  These funds can be used for any 2018-19 program.  

 

  1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
  2. Log in by clicking on "Sign In" about 2/3 down the page.    DO NOT log in by the “Sign In” at the top.
  3. Enter your email address and password.
  4. The next page that comes up should read View Your Rewards Detail (click on this).
  5. The bottom box of information is labeled “Community Rewards”.
  6. Highlight the information in the entire box and copy it.  You can do this by highlighting and RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting copy or you can do this by highlighting and clicking CTRL C on your keyboard.
  7. Once you copy the information, open your email and where you would type text, paste the Community Rewards information.  Can be done by putting your curser in the text box and either RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting paste or by clicking CTRL V on your keyboard.
  8. In your email subject line, please type Community Reward, YOUR NAME, YOUR SKATER’S NAME and send the email to me at .

If you are someone who has multiple people helping you out, you may want to contact them and ask them for their log in and password information so you can get the information.  That is clearly up to you.  I can take the information from you or from them.

Here’s some general information Kroger’s passed along with their information email that the check was going to be coming soon.

We cannot enroll or create online accounts for supporters over the phone.  If you have a supporter who is experiencing issues with their online account please have them contact our dedicated online support team at 1-866-221-4141.

If they have forgotten their email address, need to update their Kroger Plus Card information or change their alternate I.D. (the phone number they use at the store) please have them contact our loyalty department at 1-800-576-4377, option 4, then option 3 to update.

If your supporters do not see the Community Rewards message at the bottom of their receipt, please have them contact us at 1-800-294-4438 option #2.  We will contact the appropriate personnel to have the problem corrected.  Supporters may also call us for previous cycle donation amounts or to double check that they are enrolled.


by posted 11/16/2018
REF SCHEDULE 11/15 THRU 11/28
Date & Time Site Home
11/17/2018 7:15 AM Sports Plus Arena, CAN rink SW U10 Johnson
11/17/2018 10:30 AM Sports Plus Arena, CAN rink SW U10 Johnson
11/17/2018 11:45 AM Sports Plus Arena, CAN rink SW MY U12 Luzi/Shiverdecker
11/17/2018 9:00 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW MY U12 Luzi/Shiverdecker
11/17/2018 10:15 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW MY U12 Clark
11/17/2018 11:30 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW MY U14 Palmquist
11/17/2018 12:45 PM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW MY U12 Clark
11/17/2018 2:00 PM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW HS JV Swords
11/18/2018 8:45 AM Sports Plus Arena, CAN rink SW U10 Evans
11/18/2018 7:45 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW U14 Gick
11/18/2018 9:15 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW U14 Schoonover
11/18/2018 10:45 AM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW U14 Gick
11/18/2018 12:15 PM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW U14 Schoonover
11/18/2018 2:45 PM Sports Plus Arena, USA rink SW U10 Evans

by posted 11/14/2018
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS

Week 8 has been updated with the weekly winners.  Congrats!

Week 1 - $25 winner - K. Pandilidis sponsoring the Gold family
Week 1 - $25 winner - J. Sun sponsoring Team Backen
Week 1 - $25 winner - R. Willging sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 1 - $25 winner - J. Kuckyr sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 1 - $50 winner - M. Beeler sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 1 - $100 winner - J. Piehowicz sponsoring St. X

Week 2 - $50 winner - K. Crowley sponsoring St. X
Week 2 - $100 winner - K. Mount sponsoring the Schneider family

Week 3 - $50 winner - H. Dixon sponsoring the Hare family
Week 3 - $25 winner - I. Gibbons sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 3 - $25 winner - M. Leever sponsoring the Leever family
Week 3 - $25 winner - T. Johnson sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 3 - $25 winner - D. Smith sponorsing the Lanier family

Week 4 - $25 winner - M. Murphy sponsoring the Fackey family

Week 5 - $100 winner - Tommy sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $50 winner - A. Tenley sponsoring Team Backen
Week 5 - $25 winner - T. Rollins sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $25 winner - S. Matthews sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 5 - $25 winner - E. Jackson sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $25 winner - T. Fletcher sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 6 - $25 winner - T. Fletcher sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 6 - $25 winner - K. Gibson sponsorhing the Lanier family

Week 7 - $400 winner - S. Minor sponsoring Team Backen
Week 7 - $25 winner - D. Shields sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 7 - $25 winner - C. Mains sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 7 - $25 winner - K. Higgins sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 7 - $25 winner - D. Forrester sponsoring the Becker family
Week 7 - $25 winner - C. Boutross-Wright sponsoring the Matthews family

Week 8 - $50 winner - T. Ward sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 8 - $25 winner - D. Hammons sponsoring St. X
Week 8 - $25 winner - R. Matthews sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 8 - $25 winner - J. Kuckyr sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 8 - $25 winner - G. Straub sponsorhing the Lanier family

Week 9 - $50 winner - A. Graham sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 9 - $25 winner - M. Coburn sponsoring Team Backen

Week 10 - $50 winner - B. Hedrick sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 10 - $25 winner - S. Stallworth sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 10 - $25 winner - J. Tyson sponsoring Team Backen


 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 11/14/2018
HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR STORE OPEN NOW



 

‘TIS THE SEASON TO START SHOPPING!

What Better Way To Show Your Swords Hockey Player You Love Them This Holiday Season Than With Swords Spirit Wear!

 

SWORDS SPIRIT WEAR HOLIDAY SALE NOVEMBER 6TH - 16TH

 

Once again, we will be partnering with Customize It, LLC to offer our Holiday Spirit Wear Sale.  There will be a variety of items available to order and delivered just in time for the holidays.

The sale opens today, Tuesday, November 6th and close Friday November 16th.  You can view and purchase items at www.customizeitcincy.com.  To log in click on “Shop Login” in the upper right-hand corner.  Our username is Swords and our password is Hockey.   

All orders will be processed AFTER the sale close date.  Items will be delivered to the Swords office on Monday, December 10.  Jennie will distribute to all teams that week.  Your purchase a gift?  If you need your item(s) pulled by Jennie so you can pick up from the office, please email Jennie at swordsoffice@gmail.com. 

So, there is no better time to start your holiday shopping than now.  Happy Shopping!

 

 

 


by posted 11/06/2018
PERFECT NORTH CLUB DISCOUNTS
Do you need something to do when you are not playing hockey this winter? Why not do some cross training at Perfect North Slopes. Tricia Stethem has volunteered to coordinate a Perfect North discount program for Swords families again this year. The program offers families a great savings on Perfect North passes for skiing, boarding & tubing. All passes are offered at a significant savings from everyday lift tickets and there are various options to choose from that fit each family's needs. Brochures are available at Sports Plus, however if you have any questions please reach out to Tricia at 513-520-1271. This can be a great gift for the Holiday Season. Anyone is welcome to take advantage of the saving our club offers so pass along to friends and family.
 
Below is a brief description of each pass offered. Please go to www.PerfectNorth.com for more details. THESE PRICES ARE 30% LOWER THAN THE REGULAR PRICES PASSES & WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER NOVEMBER 14, 2018.

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4-VISIT PASSES (2018-19)  First time lesson is included for those who are new to the sport. Add-on lessons are available to improve skills.
 
Four Visit Pass  = $100  Mon-Thurs 8 hrs once/week
 
Four Visit Pass = $130    Mon-Fri 8 hrs once/week
 
Add-On Lessons: Optional $40 for 4 (1 hr) progressive lessons for all levels ages 9+.
Children's Doodles Lessons (ages 4-13) $156-$210 (based on days/times)

Equipment rental for 4-Visit Club Pass is $60 which includes helmet
 
 
PERFECT NORTH SEASON PASSES (includes skiing, boarding & tubing)
 
 
PERFECT SEASON PASS = $367 (ages 13-59) /  $244 (ages 12 & under/ 60+) Unlimited access Mon-Sun; discounts on additional tickets M-Th

GOLD PASS = $315  (ages 13-59)   $209  (ages 12 & under/60+) Valid every day for up to 8 hours; $10 discounts on additional tickets M-Th  

SILVER PASS = $245  (ages 13-59)   $163  (ages 12 & under/60+) Mon-Fri & after 5:30 on Sun for up to 8 hours

BRONZE PASS = $175 (ages 13-59)   $116   (ages 12 & under/60+) Mon-Thurs for up to 8 hours Not available on Fri/Sat/Sun
 

ONCE-A-WEEK PASS = $227 (ages 13-59)   $151 (ages 12 & under/60+) Any day once a week for up to 8 hours  
 
EQUIMENT RENTALS FOR SEASON PASSES = $110 (includes helmet)
 
TUBING PASSES (Tubing only)
 
GOLD TUBING PASS  = $157 (ages 13-59)  $104 (ages 12 & under/60+)  Unlimited Tubing Mon-Sun
 
BRONZE TUBING PASS  = $87 (ages 13-59)    $58 (ages 12 & under/60+)  Valid Mon-Th, unlimited hours
 
 
To take advantage of these savings before November 14, 2018,  please go to Perfect North's website and follow the instructions below:

Go to www.PerfectNorth.com
Select "Club Log-In" in the bottom left corner of the home page
Search ABC chart and click on "S"
Click on "Swords"
Type password: hat trick (all lower case)
Check out the variety of passes and options by clicking on "Prices & Information"
Click on "Purchase Items" to check out
Be sure to "Add On" equipment rental (skis, boots, poles, snow boards, helmet), if needed
 

The PNS annual Ski Swap will be held from Friday, November 2, 2018, to Sunday, November 4, 2018.  This is a great opportunity to purchase or sell gently used ski equipment. Check the www.PerfectNorth.com for more details on exact times of the swap.
 
Please contact Tricia Stethem at 513-520-1271 if you have any questions regarding discounted PNS passes. Don't delay, these prices are only good until November 14, 2018!

by posted 11/02/2018
UPDATE: PEEWEE CLINIC - DECEMBER 2


10/13/18 UPDATE - We are now on a waitlist for this clinic.  Please continue to sign up and if we get enough skaters on the waitlist we will pull together another clinic.  If we list another clinic, anyone on the current waitlist will have first priority for registration.

 

We are pleased to announce our first clinic for skaters.  Danny McDonald and his coaching staff have agreed to run a clinic geared for peewee-age skaters.  The focus will be on power skating, proper shooting techniques and puck protection.  This clinic is free of charge to any skater registered on a 2018-19 fall/winter team.  You must register in advance and registration is limited to the first 25 skaters.  A waitlist will be kept after we reach 25.  Specific information includes:

Date:    Sunday, December 2
Time:    7am-8:30am
Location:  Sports Plus USA Rink

T
o register, please go to  www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  Registration is first-come, first serve and preference is being given to peewee skaters now until 5pm on Monday, October 15.  After that we will open the registration to other ages.  If we do not have a minimum of 25 skaters by 5pm on Wednesday, October 17, we will cancel the clinic to be sure we are utilizing the funds most efficiently.

We hope that your peewee skater will be able to participate.

Cincinnati Swords
Board of Directors


by posted 10/12/2018
GOALIE CLINIC – NOVEMBER 19

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce our first goalie clinic for the 2018-19 season.  We are thankful that several coaches have stepped up to lead the clinic and have been able to book enough participants to move forward with our first clinic.  The clinic is scheduled for Monday, November 19 (Thanksgiving break-no regularly scheduled team practices) from 7:00-8:30pm on the USA Rink at Sports Plus.  All Swords goalies are eligible to participate and should reach out to Jennie Tiemeyer at swordsoffice@gmail.com to confirm their participation if they have not already done so.

We hope to add additional clinics in the near future.

 


by posted 10/10/2018
USAH COACH HELMET REQUIREMENT

USA Hockey Message to all Registered Coaches:

              Safety is the top priority of USA Hockey each and every day. In 2006, USA Hockey took a significant step forward in enhancing safety by requiring coaches and volunteers to wear helmets when they are on the ice.

              While most are in compliance with the rule, this past June, USA Hockey’s board of directors added a 30-day suspension from all activities involving registered programs for failure to comply with the rule.

              The rule can be found on Page 144 Section A, of USA Hockey’s 2018-19 Annual Guide.

              Here’s to a fun and safe hockey season. Thanks for all you do to make hockey the greatest game on earth.


by posted 10/08/2018
MID-AM UPDATE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Mid-Am Hockey in conjunction with USA Hockey requires any adult that interacts with players to be sure to have the following items completed:

1.  Obtain a USA Hockey number.  This membership is free for team managers/volunteers.
2.  Complete Safe Sport training.  Completion will automatically attached to a managers'/volunteer's USAH number.
3.  Obtain a Mid-Am background screening.

 

Safe Sport Did you know? On February 14, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “Act”).   The Act includes amendments to the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (“VCAA”) (34 U.S.C. §20341) and “Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act” (36 U.S.C. §220501 et. seq.).  Amended 34 U.S.C. §20341(c)(9), under the VCAA, includes the phrase “covered individual” to mean “an adult who is authorized, by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or an amateur sports organization that participates in interstate or international amateur athletic competition, to interact with a minor or amateur athlete at an amateur sports organization facility or at any event sanctioned by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or such an amateur sports organization.  Youth hockey coaches, managers and volunteers who interact with players fall within definition of “covered individual.  Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. §20341(a)(2), “a covered individual who learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall” report the abuse within twenty-four (24) hours to law enforcement.  Failure to report subjects a covered individual to a fine and imprisonment of up to one (1) year under 18 U.S.C. §2258.  Also, under the Act, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has been tasked with formulating SafeSport policies. 

Screening – Screening will continue to be required of any adult who has “access” to minor aged hockey players.  Screening must be accomplished prior to access to children and must be renewed every two (2) years pursuant to requirements of Safe Sport.  For current screening, to go: www.midamhockeyscreen.com and follow the prompts.  See website for additional information.


by posted 09/11/2018
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

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

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
 
The Cincinnati Swords is 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 TT350) 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 You must register with the NPO number TT350; 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 TT350 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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