The Academy Hockey Club is proud to announce an exciting new tournament for Ohio High School Athletic Association participating ice hockey programs…THE POD TOURNAMENT!
To date, Beavercreek High School, Archbishop Alter (Dayton), Troy High School, LaSalle High School (Cincinnati), and Dayton Stealth Club are participating in the inaugural POD Tournament, while several other teams have expressed interest.
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 constitute 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 tournament game” said Matt Belmonte on the Academy Board. “So we created the POD as an option for the teams to have a better end-of-season, and for senior players, a better end of career experience.”
Games will be played at the NTPRD Chiller in Springfield OH, March 1-3, 2019. “Three Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League teams have already expressed interest,” said Jeff Duford, the Academy Treasurer, “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.
1st ANNUAL POST OHSAA DISTRICT (POD) HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
March 1-3, 2019 NTPRD Chiller
301 W. Main Street, Springfield, Ohio 45504
– Up to 6 Teams
– *4 Game guarantee
– For lower half of OHSAA teams based on myhockeyrankings.com
– Tourney Fee: $1350 per team
– Applications Due no later than December 15, 2018 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 Pl Xenia, OH 45385
– Accepted teams/applications will be notified via email
– Apply by email or with any questions to: email@example.com
*OHSAA teams must have 31 or fewer games scheduled (not counting OHSAA district games nor pre-season games) to be eligible for THE POD (since the OHSAA season limit is 35 games total)