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REF SCHEDULE 1/17 THRU 1/23
01/16/2019
There are no refs assignments for Jan 17-23
BRAND NEW CYCLONES FUNDRAISER - DON'T MISS OUT!
01/11/2019
   
DESPASQUALE FAMILY DONATION
01/11/2019
WEATHER RELATED RINK CLOSING
01/11/2019
The winter season and thus winter weather is upon us.  Travel...
BINGO FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
01/08/2019
  If you are looking for a way to offset some or all of your...
HIGH SCHOOL/MIDGET SPRING PROGRAM
01/01/2019
SWORDS SPRING HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TRAINING PDF Format - Click HERE PDF...
SQ, PW & BT SPRING TRAINING INFORMATION
01/01/2019
2019 SPRING TRAINING – SQUIRT, PEEWEE AND BANTAM   PDF...
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS
12/25/2018
We have finalized our CharityMania Football Mania fundraiser for...
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...
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
If you have not participated in the past but would like to details...
 
REF SCHEDULE 1/17 THRU 1/23

There are no refs assignments for Jan 17-23


by posted 01/16/2019
BRAND NEW CYCLONES FUNDRAISER - DON'T MISS OUT!

 

 


by posted 01/11/2019
DESPASQUALE FAMILY DONATION


by posted 01/11/2019
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 01/11/2019
BINGO FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

 

If you are looking for a way to offset some or all of your fees, please consider Mad Max BINGO.  You can start raising funds now for 2019.  Funds can be used for spring hockey, tryout registration or 2019-20 team fees.  Monies raised go directly to your player’s account.  We have had families working Bingo for some time and that can be you too!

Here's the general information.

 If you have specific questions, please reach out to Betsey Seibel at .

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Mad Max Bingo is seeking volunteers that are flexible and dependable for a fundraising opportunity.  Volunteers will sell instant tickets or call back BINGO's at Mad Max BINGO hall located on Harrison Road.  This opportunity is available year-round so funds can be accumulated through the off-season, as well as during the hockey season.

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Specifics:  Fridays (6-10pm) & Sundays (5:30-9:30pm)
Pay:        $50

BINGO Details:

o    BINGO is pre-scheduled in 1 month increments so you are able to provide availability to work.
o    BINGO Hall is on Harrison Avenue.

Funding Details:

o    Pay occurs every 2 months and will be posted to a Cincinnati Swords account which can be used for any hockey related expenses including spring hockey, tryout registration or team fees.  Anything paid to the Cincinnati Swords. 

o    Funds are set aside for your family and not a general account.  Funds are paid at 100% and are considered tax exempt under 503(c)(3) agreement.

o    Funds cannot be transferred to you as cash\check.

If you have any questions or are interested in this opportunity, please contact Betsey Seibel at bbseibel@gmail.com.

 

 


by posted 01/08/2019
HIGH SCHOOL/MIDGET SPRING PROGRAM

SWORDS SPRING HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TRAINING

PDF Format - Click HERE

PDF Schedule - Click HERE

The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce a newly-developed spring hockey program for our high school/midget aged skaters for the 2019 season.  Coach Drach will again be running our program and has expanded it to two sessions.  He and his coach staff plan to offer a weekday skills session that will focus on individual skill development and a weekend session broken up into 3v3 scrimmages.  Skaters will be divided into 6-8 squads of 7-8 players for scrimmages and each squad will have a jersey provided.  All sessions will be fast-paced and focus will be on making all players the best possible.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  1. Rising Freshman are allowed to register for the high school program even if their birth year is 2005. 
  2. Players will register for either the early or late weekday session and this will be done on a first-come basis.  Coaches do reserve the right to make adjustments based on skill level.
  3. Players will receive a Sunday schedule after we close registration so all squads will be scrimmaging each other and will rotate between the two sessions.
  4. We have added 2 sessions for a total of 12 instead of 10.  When we looked at the spring break calendars, we realized that most participants may miss at least 1 if not 2 sessions so we added a couple so the kids would not miss out.  We have NOT increased the fee to cover these additional sessions.
  5. Goalies have a separate registration as we reduce the price for goalies.  We will accept goalies on a first-come basis.  The fee for our goalies is $175 if registered by the early registration deadline and $225 thereafter.

TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Thursdays – USA Rink                                           Sundays – CAN Rink
7:00-8:15pm or 8:15-9:30pm                               12:30-1:45pm or 1:45-3pm
March 28, April 4, 11 & 25, May 2 & 9                   March 24 & 31, April 7 & 28, May 5 & 12

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Cost for participation is $300 if paid in full by 2/1/19.  After 2/1, the price is $375.  All players must have a current USA Hockey number.  To register, please go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.  Placement priority will be based on order of registration.  You will be able to select either the 7pm or 8:15pm time slot.  All efforts will be made to honor player request but coaching staff may make adjustments based on skill levels.


by posted 01/01/2019
SQ, PW & BT SPRING TRAINING INFORMATION

2019 SPRING TRAINING – SQUIRT, PEEWEE AND BANTAM
 

PDF Format - Click HERE

PDF Schedule - Click HERE

Spring training will soon be underway and registration for 2019 is now open!  We will continue the program developed last year with its emphasis on tryout preparation including practice with the small area battle drill we added to last year’s tryouts.  The program will be split between individual skill development, small area battle drills and scrimmages.  Each head coach will be given a curriculum which includes skating skills, puck fundamentals, introductory and enhanced checking (age appropriate) and team play.  Activities will include stickhandling, passing, shooting and team concepts.  Small area battle drills and scrimmages will be used to reinforce the learned skills in a game environment.

NOTE:  We have added 2 sessions for a total of 12 instead of 10.  When we looked at the spring break calendars, we realized that most participants may miss at least 1 if not 2 sessions so we added a couple so the kids would not miss out.  We have NOT increased the fee to cover these additional sessions.

This year our tryouts will again include an additional on-ice session of small area battle drills for ALL skaters.  Battle drills may include 1v1, 2v2, 1v2, 2v1, dump&chase and puck control w/pressure scenarios.  These drills will be focused on during spring so our skaters are ready for the new session.

Our spring training will be held over six weeks.  The first three weeks (March 23-April 11) will be just prior to our 2019-20 team tryouts.  Coaches will be working with the skaters to get them ready for the week of tryouts that all players will attend.  Tryout drills will be practiced during the spring training program.  The last three weeks of spring training (April 23-May 11) will be geared to letting the kids showcase what they have learned with an emphasis on having fun.  We have worked hard to select quality coaches and put together a curriculum where every child can become a better hockey player.

 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.

Program Format

Sessions will meet twice a week for 65 minutes on ice (one time during the week and one time on Saturday morning) beginning Saturday, March 23 and concluding Saturday, May 11.  There will be a week off for our 2019-20 tryouts.

Mite Eligibility

If your mite is a birth year 2010, they can register in our SQ session.  If your mite is a 2011 and you would like them to participate in the SQ program, please email Jennie Tiemeyer at .  She will reach out to your skater’s current coach and the spring coaching team.  If agreed to, Jennie will send you a link to register your skater.

High School/Midget
Please see separate announcement regarding our 2019 Spring High School program as our High School coaching staff has developed a new program.  Click HERE for details.

Checking Basics & Technique Clinic
We will run a checking clinic for our new BT skaters as part of the spring program.  There will be an on and off ice session and the BT sessions will have a strong checking component.  The checking clinic will be offered to all age-appropriate spring participants and is mandatory for first time Bantam players (2006) and any player 2005 birth year or older who is a first-time hockey player.  Goalie attendance is optional. The clinic provides an excellent environment for the players to transition into this important skill.  It is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at Sports Plus (8am-9am Video in Fitness Center; 9:15am-10:45am on ice).

Goalie Price Reduction
Goalies have a separate registration as we reduce the price for goalies.  We will accept goalies on a first-come basis.  The fee for our goalies is $175 if registered by the early registration deadline and $225 thereafter.

Age Levels
USA Hockey age levels for 2019-20 will be used in the Spring Program.  They are: Squirt (09-10), Pee Wee (07-08), Bantam (05-06), High School/Midget (2001-04; 2005 Freshman).  Note:  if a 2005 player is a rising freshman for the 2019-20 school year, they can participate in the HS/MG or the BT session. 

Registration
Online registration is by session so please be sure you are registering for the correct session.  

Sessions                                                                                              Coach Staff

Squirt (2009 and 2010; 2011’S with approval)                      Kyle Robinson & Staff
Wed Peewee (2007 preference and 2008)                              Andrew Backen & Staff
Bantam (2005 and 2006)                                                        Danny McDonald $ Staff
High School/MG (2004-2001; 2005 rising freshman)           Greg Drach & Staff

Important Dates
February 1:                  End of early registration discount
March 18:                     Registration cutoff

March 23:                     Season begins
April 6:                         Checking Clinic (8-9am video; 9:15-10:4am on-ice)


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

Early Registration by 2/1/19

Squirt/Pee Wee                $225 (REDUCED FROM $275)
Bantam                            $275 (REDUCED FROM $325)
High School/MG             $300 (REDUCED FROM $375)
Goalies                             $175 (REDUCED FROM $225)

            
CLICK HERE to see dates/times of sessions

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


by posted 01/01/2019
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS

We have finalized our CharityMania Football Mania fundraiser for the 2018-19 season.  We are thrilled that we raised over $12,500 for our families and paid out just over $3,000 in winnings.  Congratulations to our families and our winners.  Thank you so much for supporting the Swords!

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

Week 11 - $100 winner - O. Behrens sponsoring Team Backen
Week 11 - $50 winner - J. Polkow sponsoring the Polkow family
Week 11 - $25 winner - B. Wyandt sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 11 - $25 winner - L. MaGuire sponsoring the Timman family
Week 11 - $25 winner - R. Riegler sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 11 - $25 winner - R. Alm sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 12 - $400 winner - J. Johnson sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 12 - $25 winner - J. Lynch sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 12 - $25 winner - J. Shawhan sponsoring the Schneider family

Week 13 - $50 winner - A. Inlay sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 13 - $25 winner - J. Morreale sponsoring the St. X

Week 14 - $400 winner - R. Murray sponsoring the Gold family
Week 14 - $50 winner - L. Stiles sponsoring Team Backen
Week 14 - $25 winner - M. Browning sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 14 - $25 winner - K. Pleiman sponsoring the Brennan family
Week 14 - $25 winner - M. Vargo sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 14 - $25 winner - D. Yates sponsoring the Lanier family

Week 15 - $25 winner - T. Kaiser sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 15 - $25 winner - C. Palermo sponsoring the Becker family

Week 16 - $25 winner - B. O'Connor sponsoring Team Backen
Week 16 - $25 winner - G. Grady sponsoring Team Backen
Week 16 - $25 winner - M. Burns sponsoring the Gold family

Week 17 - $25 winner - R. Langenderfer sponsoring St. X





 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 12/25/2018
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
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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