POD 2023

Please Volunteer!

The 2023 POD Tournament needs volunteers to help with this year’s tournament at the Springfield NTPRD Chiller 301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504 the weekend of Feb. 24-26, 2023.
All proceeds of the POD Tournament go to assist the non profit 501 (c)(3) Academy Hockey Club and their free learn to skate/try hockey programs for area youth.
Most shifts are about 2 hours long and all volunteers who work a shift get a free tournament pass.
We need volunteers for: Scorekeeper/Time Clock and Gate/Ticket Sales.

Please click on this link to Sign-Up https://signup.com/go/xqQpCGe
(and Thank You very much for helping out!)

2023 POD High School Hockey Tournament Information:

5th ANNUAL POST OHSAA DISTRICT (POD) HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
THE “POD”
Host Teams: Archbishop Alter & Beavercreek High Schools
Feb 24-26, 2023: All games at:

NTPRD Chiller
301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504

2023 TEAMSArchbishop Alter High School, Beavercreek High School, Troy High School, Springboro High School,  Worthington-Kilbourne High School (Columbus), Clay High School (Toledo), Lake (Club/Toledo), Blue Devil Hockey Club (Club/Toledo).

2023 POD game schedule:

Friday Feb 24
4:50pm-  Springboro v Alter
6:30pm-  W. Kilbourne v Troy
8:30pm-  Beavercreek v Clay
9:50pm-  Blue Devils v Lake
Saturday Feb 25
10:30am-  Troy v Springboro
12:10pm-  Alter v W. Kilbourne
1:50pm-  Clay v Blue Devils
3:30pm-  Beavercreek v Lake
5:10pm-  W. Kilbourne v Springboro
6:50pm-  Alter v Troy
8:30pm-  Blue Devils v Beavercreek
10:10pm-  Lake v Clay
Sunday Feb 26
Consolation Game: 8:50am
Consolation Game: 10:30am
3rd Place Game: 12:10pm
Championship Game: 2:20pm

2024 Dates planned as the weekend after the first two OHSAA state tournament rounds
– Goal of 10-12 teams in 2024
– 4 Game guarantee
– For teams with a lower than 84/85 rating of OHSAA and Club teams based on myhockeyrankings.com
– Tourney Fee: Approx- $1585 per team (2023 fee)

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

THE POD (Post OHSAA District) provides a parity-centered post-OHSAA District tournament option for teams ranking below an 84/85 rating 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, former 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 immediately after the first two OHSSA state tournament round games at NTPRD Chiller, 301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504.  Many 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.

IMPORTANT: **Please plan ahead when scheduling for your season, as OHSAA teams must have 31 or fewer games scheduled (not counting OHSAA state tournament post-season district games nor pre-season games) to be eligible for the 4-game POD, since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total.

Apply with an email to: Bill Daniels- veritable@aol.com or Greg Gutterman- academyhockeyoh@gmail.com

– $500 deposit due upon registration to confirm your spot.  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
Again, please request information by email or contact us with any questions at: academyhockeyoh@gmail.com