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!

Feb 28, 29, March 1, 2020 at South Metro Sports
10561 Success Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45458

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” said Matt Belmonte on the Academy Hockey Club Board.  “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 South Metro Sports in Dayton OH, February 28, 29, March 1, 2020.  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,” said Greg Gutterman the Academy’s President.

This year Beavercreek High School, Archbishop Alter (Dayton), Centerville High School, LaSalle High School (Cincinnati), Sycamore High School (Cincinnati) and Indian Hill Winter Club are participating in the 2nd annual POD Tournament.

Friday Feb. 28, 2020
6:30pm-8:00pm Beavercreek v IHWC
8:10-9:30pm LaSalle v Centerville
9:40pm-11:00pm Sycamore v Alter

Saturday Feb 29, 2020
11:00am-12:20pm Centerville v Alter
12:30pm-2:00pm LaSalle v Beavercreek
2:10pm-3:30pm IHWC v Sycamore

5:30pm-6:50pm Alter v LaSalle
7:00pm-8:30pm Sycamore v Beavercreek
8:40pm-10:00pm Centerville v IHWC

Sunday March 1, 2020
5th v 6th 2:00pm Centerville (H) vs Sycamore (V)
4th v 3rd 3:30pm Indian Hill (H) vs LaSalle (V)
1st v 2nd 5:00pm – Championship Beavercreek (h) vs Alter (V)

Request information for next year’s POD or email with any questions to: [email protected]

2021 POD High School Hockey Tournament Information:

**Please plan ahead when scheduling for your season, as OHSAA teams must have 31 or fewer games scheduled (not counting OHSAA post-season district games nor pre-season games) to be eligible for THE POD, since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total.

– 2021 Dates TBA- Most likely after the weekend after the first two OHSAA state tournament rounds
– Currently up to 6 Teams and expanding in 2021
– 4 Game guarantee
– For lower half of OHSAA teams based on myhockeyrankings.com
– Tourney Fee: Estimated to be $1350 per team
– Applications Due no later than December 15, 2020 with a $350 deposit
(make checks payable to “Academy Hockey Club” a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization) and mail to:

Academy Hockey Club
435 Danbury Place
Xenia, OH 45385

– Accepted teams/applications will be notified via email

Email with any questions to: [email protected]