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CYCLONES FIRST FACE OFF TICKET OPPORTUNITY
09/20/2018
SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES – OPENING NIGHT (OCTOBER...
BLUE JACKET ON-ICE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR YOUNGEST PLAYERS
09/19/2018
The Blue Jackets and Kroger have partnered to bring a once-in-a-lifetime...
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS
09/11/2018
Week 2 has been updated with the weekly winners.  Congrats! Week...
MID-AM UPDATE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
09/11/2018
Mid-Am Hockey in conjunction with USA Hockey requires any adult that...
CLINIC UPDATE
09/11/2018
The board met on September 5 and a discussion point was the Monday...
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...
 
CYCLONES FIRST FACE OFF TICKET OPPORTUNITY

SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES – OPENING NIGHT (OCTOBER 13, 2018)

 

If you are receiving this and have already placed your order with your team manager, THANK YOU.  If you are just now seeing this there is still time to order.

The Cincinnati Swords and the Cincinnati Cyclones are pleased to announce a special evening of fun and hockey for our families.  Saturday, October 13 is opening night for the Cyclones.  We have been invited to participate and we could not be more pleased.

The Cyclones are offering us discounted tickets PLUS at the conclusion of the game all the Swords players and their families are invited to participate in an open skate on the "big ice" at U.S. Bank Arena.  As an added bonus, opening night is also $1 hot dog, pizza, sodas and beer night!

Our Mites will be center ice for the opening ceremonies – what a special honor to kick off their hockey careers!  The kids will line the goal line and JD will announce each player and then do Cyclones player introductions.  

The Cyclones are providing us with tickets to sell at a reduced cost again this year.   Tickets will be $11 vs the general admission price of $15-$27.50.   Ticket expenses will be charged to your player’s account.  You will be required to pay for the tickets the next time you log in to make a payment.

Please let your team manager know by September 21 if you would like to order tickets for this event.  All team orders will be seated together.  This is the only way to ensure that this happens.  If you miss the deadline please email Jennie Tiemeyer at  to order tickets.

We are so very excited to work with the Cyclones on a family-fun evening for the Swords!


by posted 09/20/2018
BLUE JACKET ON-ICE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR YOUNGEST PLAYERS

The Blue Jackets and Kroger have partnered to bring a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hockey players and goalies ages 9-12 for a chance to stand alongside the Blue Jackets during the National Anthem as part of the Kroger Kid Starter program. Feel free to pass along the information below to your families. Deadline to submit an entry is October 4th.

 

Kroger Starter Kid

Hockey parents – here’s a unique opportunity for your hockey player or goaltender between the ages of 9 to 12 to enter to win the chance to be the official Kroger Kid Starter and be on the ice with the Blue Jackets starting lineup.

Each Kroger Kid Starter winner will receive:

  • The opportunity to stand with the Blue Jackets starting lineup for the National Anthem
  • Four (4) Lower Bowl tickets to the game
  • An exclusive gift from Kroger

 

Deadline to enter to win is October 4, 2018. Learn more at www.bluejackets.com/kidstarter


by posted 09/19/2018
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS

Week 2 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

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 09/11/2018
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
CLINIC UPDATE

The board met on September 5 and a discussion point was the Monday night clinics.  We had previously received feedback from sources that the players/families were not keen on being at the rink three nights a week plus weekends and also that our MYHL teams wanted to be on the ice more than one day a week.  In addition, a key stumbling block was that we could not raise the volunteers needed to help with the Monday clinics.  Based on this, the board moved to transition the Monday night ice to those teams with only one practice night.  However, we will continue to look for opportunities to supplement our programs with skills training.


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.
 

 


by posted 04/07/2015
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