2021 Post OHSAA Tournament (The “POD”)

CONGRATULATIONS to Lake! Champs of the 2021 POD Tournament!
2nd Place- PHA Prowlers, 3rd Place-Alter Knights

Feb 26-28, 2021 at South Metro Sports-  10561 Success Ln, Dayton, OH 45458

(The POD is subject to all pandemic related rules and guidelines of the CDC, State of Ohio, OHSAA, and local and facility regulations, rules, and guidelines and may be cancelled at any time, with deposits and fees fully refunded.)

2021 POD Rules

The Academy Hockey Club is proud to announce an exciting new tournament for Ohio High School Athletic Association and Ohio Club participating ice hockey programs…THE POD TOURNAMENT!

THE POD (Post OHSAA District) is intended to provide a post OHSAA District tournament option for teams ranking in the lower half of the state according to myhockeyrankings.com (which basically constitutes Division 2 in other OHSAA sports).  “We just can’t stand to see a high school senior end their career on the wrong side of a lopsided state tournament game” says Matt Belmonte, Academy Hockey Club Board member,  “so we created the POD as an option for the teams to have a better end-of-season experience, and for senior players, a better end of career experience.”

Games will be played at February 26-28, 2021 at South Metro Sports- 10561 Success Ln, Dayton, OH 45458.  Other OHSAA teams have expressed interest in participating and the POD plans to grow in coming years. “You just have to make sure not to exceed the season 35-game limit set by OHSAA administrators,” says Greg Gutterman, the Academy Hockey Club’s President.

2021 Fee- $1450 with a four game guarantee

Apply with an email to: Bill Daniels- [email protected] or Greg Gutterman- [email protected]

– $500 deposit due ASAP to confirm your spot.  Make checks payable to “Academy Hockey Club” and mail to:

Academy Hockey Club
435 Danbury Place
Xenia, OH 45385

(Academy Hockey Club is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization)