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REF SCHEDULE 12/14 THRU 12/20
12/13/2017
  Date & Time       Site Home Away 12/16/2017   Sat 10:30...
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS
12/12/2017
Our CharityMania football mania fundraiser is off and running.  Our...
WEATHER RELATED RINK CLOSING
12/09/2017
The winter season and thus winter weather is upon us.  Travel...
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY NIGHT AT USBANK ARENA
12/02/2017
Looking for a unique way to spend a Thursday night?  Join the...
CINCINNATI ICEBREAKERS EVENT
10/29/2017
Ever wonder what sled hockey was like?  Well now is your chance...
ALPHA HOCKEY HOLIDAY CLINICS
10/29/2017
2017 Alpha Holiday Hockey Clinics   Clinic Focus: ...
LINDSAY'S LAW - NEW OHIO REQUIREMENT
09/21/2017
Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least...
UPDATE: 2017-18 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION
06/06/2017
Below are links to each of our 2017-18 programs.  Updated information...
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
 
REF SCHEDULE 12/14 THRU 12/20

 

Date & Time       Site Home Away
12/16/2017   Sat 10:30 AM Sports Plus CAN SW MY U10 Luongo TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 1:00 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U10 Crouch TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 2:15 PM Sports Plus CAN SW MY U10 Luongo TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 3:30 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U12 Erdmann TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 4:45 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U10 Crouch TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 6:00 PM Sports Plus CAN SW MY U14 Bogard TBA
             
12/16/2017   Sat 9:00 AM Sports Plus USA SW MY U14 Siuda TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 10:15 AM Sports Plus USA SW MY U12 Clark TBA
12/16/2017   Sat 12:45 PM Sports Plus USA SW U12 Erdmann TBA
             
12/17/2017   Sun 10:45 AM Sports Plus CAN SW U18 Clisham TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 12:15 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U10 Crouch TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 1:30 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U18 Clisham TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 6:45 PM Sports Plus CAN SW U18 Drach TBA
             
12/17/2017   Sun 8:00 AM Sports Plus USA SW U10 Crouch TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 9:15 AM Sports Plus USA SW U12 McDonald TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 10:30 AM Sports Plus USA SW MY U14 Bogard TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 11:45 AM Sports Plus USA SW U12 McDonald TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 2:00 PM Sports Plus USA SW MY U12 Clark TBA
12/17/2017   Sun 4:45 PM Sports Plus USA SW MY U12 Clark TBA
             
12/20/2017   Wed 9:00 PM Sports Plus USA SW U18 Reno/Biggs TBA

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 12/13/2017
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS

Our CharityMania football mania fundraiser is off and running.  Our families raising over $11,000 to help with their hockey expenses.  Weekly winner will be posted each week.

Week 1 - $25 winner - R. Chambers sponsoring the Christini family

Week 2 - $25 winner - T. Hugenberg sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 2 - $50 winner - K. Moreno sponsoring the Moreno family

Week 3 - $400 winner - J. Grady sponsoring Team Backen

Week 4 - $25 winner - L. Groh sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 4 - $25 winner - T. Baioni sponsoring Team Backen
Week 4 - $25 winner - N. Richmond sponsoring the Das family

Week 5 - $400 winner - W. Gearing sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $200 winner - T. Murray sponsoring the Merk family
Week 5 - $100 winner - T. Scheben sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $25 winner - L. Robinson sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 6 - $25 winner - R. Dorn sponsoring the Robinson family
Week 6 - $25 winner - G. Baker sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 7 - $25 winner - G. Baker sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 7 - $25 winner - E. Polkow sponsoring the Polkow family
Week 7 - $200 winner - N. Fry sponsoring Team Backen
Week 7 - $400 winner - P. MacRae sponsoring Team Backen

Week 8 - $50 winner - G. Haywood sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 9 - $200 winner - T. Merk sponsoring the Merk family

Week 10 - $25 winner - K. Brennan sponsoring Team Backen

Week 11 - $50 winner - T. Johnson sponsoring the Johnson family
Week 11 - $400 winner - T. Johnson sponsoring the Johnson family
Week 11 - $200 winner - K. Norus sponsoring the Norus family

Week 12 - $25 winner - C. Schneider sponsoring the Merk family

Week 13 - $25 winner - J. Arnold sponsoring the Ropp family

Week 14 - $25 winner - J. Fausto sponsoring Team Backen
Week 14 - $25 winner - A. Talbott sponsoring the Robinson family
Week 14 - $50 winner - L. Cinderella sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 14 - $100 winner - D. Newlin sponsoring Team Backen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 12/12/2017
WEATHER RELATED RINK CLOSING

The winter season and thus winter weather is upon us.  Travel can become difficult at times and families should take that into consideration when making decisions.  As a reminder Sports Plus will only close if Hamilton County declares a Level 3 snow emergency but attending practices/games during inclement weather is a family decision.  If you are unable to attend, please be sure to let your coach know as soon as possible.


by posted 12/09/2017
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY NIGHT AT USBANK ARENA

Looking for a unique way to spend a Thursday night?  Join the St Xavier Bombers and the Moeller Crusaders on Thursday December 14th at US Bank Arena.  The Noelle Braun Foundation and the Broken Bus Ministry will also be on hand accepting donations.  Come out and support the teams the charities.

 


by posted 12/02/2017
CINCINNATI ICEBREAKERS EVENT

Ever wonder what sled hockey was like?  Well now is your chance to see it first hand and maybe even give it a try.  The Cincinnati Icebreakers are holding a special sled hockey game against the Cincinnati Firefighters on December 30th with an open skate after, details below.  So come on out cheer them on as they take on the Cincinnati Firefighters.


by posted 10/29/2017
ALPHA HOCKEY HOLIDAY CLINICS

2017 Alpha Holiday Hockey Clinics
 

Clinic Focus:           Gym on Ice (Carousel, Springboard & Parallel Bars), Stickhandling, Power Skating, Battle Drills    
Location:                 Sports Plus
Birth Years:            2008 to 2002
Skill Level:              House, Select & Travel

Dates:
December 21 5-7pm
December 22 5-7pm

Cost: 
$50 Per Session - Skaters
$35 Per Session – Goalies

$90 Both Sessions – Skaters
$60 Both Sessions - Goalies

Limited to 40 Skaters  - Register Now!

 


by posted 10/29/2017
LINDSAY'S LAW - NEW 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. 

For skaters and at least one parent, once you have completed the requirements, please log into the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  You will see a registration entitled “LINDSAY’S LAW PARENT/ATHLETE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT”.  Please complete this registration so you can continue to participate in all team activities.  You should be able to compqelete one registration for all the skaters in your family.

For all coaches (head, assistant, on-ice helpers), once you have completed the requirements, please log into the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  You will see a registration entitled “LINDSAY’S LAW COACHES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT”.  Please complete this registration so you can continue to participate in all team activities.  NOTE:  IF YOU COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AS A PARENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE THE COACHES REGISTRATION. 

 

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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."

http://ohiosenate.gov/republicans/press/hite-joins-former-miss-ohio-to-announce-passage-of-lifesaving-bill-addressing-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-student-athletes

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
UPDATE: 2017-18 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION

Below are links to each of our 2017-18 programs.  Updated information has been included for our High School, MYHL and Mite/ADM programs.

 

2017-18 INDEPENDENT/BTHL TRAVEL TEAM (SQ, PW & BT) PROGRAM - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2017-18 MYHL PROGRAM (SQUIRT, PEEWEE AND BANTAM) - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2017-18 MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL - CLICK HERE    PDF VERSION 

2017-18 ADM/MITE PROGRAM - CLICK HERE  PDF VERSION


by posted 06/06/2017
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

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

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

 

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

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

Click on “Sign In” and log into your account

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

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

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

 


by posted 04/07/2015
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