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“It’s Never too late to learn” to play hockey

This is for developmental players with zero/no experience, to less than 2 seasons experience — middle school and high school players.  Our goal is to get players started in 6-8th grade, so when they hit high school,  they are ready to play on their high school OHSAA teams. So please pass the word!
Only 25 slots are available, so make sure to register. Academy can help with slightly used gear for newbies.

Never Too Late to Learn skates:

20 Nov 6:30-7:20pm
4 Dec 6:30-7:20pm
11 Dec 6:30-7:20pm
18 Dec 6:30-720pm
8 Jan 2023 – 6:30-7:20pm
15 Jan – 6:30-720pm
22 Jan – 6:30-7:20pm
29 Jan – 6:30-7:20pm
5 Feb – 6:30-7:20pm
12 Feb – 6:30-7:20pm
Click here to register: https://ahshc.sportngin.com/register/form/867179514


Please click on the link below to donate:


Your support to Dayton area Learn to Skate/Play and high school ice hockey is so important and deeply appreciated.  The Academy Hockey Club is THE area organization dedicated to building and developing playing skills and good character at both the Learn to Skate/Play hockey level and at the high school hockey level in southwest and central Ohio.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 1st PLACE team in the extremely truncated 2022 academy hockey fall league:  team 3 !!!, with team 2 a close 2nd.


NUGS practiceS at South Metro ON TuesdayS IN SeptEMBER 2022 ARE CANCELLED…

due to the rink not being ready, as we were repeatedly told it would be for weeks now. Games will go on at various different rinks as scheduled.


Posted- AUGUST 30, 2022: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the 2022 Academy hockey fall league!  Thank you for signing up.

Click on the TAB above (“HS FALL LEAGUE 2022”) for dates & times & more information.



POSTED- August 21, 2022: Registration for tryouts for the NUGS 2022 Fall Pre-Season team for higher skilled players is NOW CLOSED.  Thank you to everyone who tried out.

Register by clicking on this link:  https://ahshc.sportngin.com/register/form/080482840

Tryouts are:  Session 1: at NTPRD Chiller, Saturday August 13 at 11:40am – 1:20pm; and Session 2: at NTPRD Chiller, Saturday August 20 at 11:40am – 1:20pm.

NTPRD Chiller
301 W. Main Street
Springfield, OH 45504

Cost is $50 per player (covers both sessions- no single session option).  Players are encouraged to make both sessions, but tryouts are scheduled a week apart to accommodate vacation schedules, ACT/SAT exam days, etc. so only one session is required.



Academy Hockey Club is a non-profit organization focused on increasing participation in ice-sports in the greater Dayton/Cincinnati area. Our goal is to provide FREE learn to skate/play opportunities for area youth — because we strongly believe sports creates better citizens.


  • Provide High School Players more opportunities to Play
    • Created an Academy High School Fall League with more than 50 players per year
    • Added a Post Ohio Districts (POD) Tournament as a competitive and fun way to end a season
    • Installed the 40×60′ Academy Outdoor Pond, the area’s first synthetic Ice Training Facility
    • Started the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL) All Star Game since Dayton/Cincy players rarely were invited to OHSAA All Star Games
  • Increase ice sports participation in the Dayton/Cincinnati Area by providing a free-to-use outdoor synthetic ice-skating facility
    • This eliminates Cost as a barrier of Entry for youth players/skaters
    • Develop & utilize certified coaches for FREE lessons
  • Always give our youth free access to ice sports, like Warroad, Minnesota’s model. See their video here!
    • “In Warroad, the mindset is to make sure they always have access to it.”