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Officials for Oct 16 thru Oct 22
10/14/2020
Date & Time   Site Home Away 10/17/2020   10:30...
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS
10/06/2020
Congratulations to the following 2020-21 CharityMania FootballMania...
STAYING SAFE AT THE RINK
09/16/2020
Swords Families, As we finish our 2nd week of the season, the...
COVID PROTOCOL
09/15/2020
Good afternoon Swords Families, Below is the plan the Swords will...
Swords Covid Policy
09/10/2020
Swords Team COVID-19 Policies Swords families: Please note that...
LOCKER ROOM ASSIGNMENTS FOR 20-21 PRACTICES
09/02/2020
The following is the locker room assignments for practices starting...
COVID REFUND POLICY
06/01/2020
Please note as part of the tryout registration, families agreed to...
LINDSAY'S LAW - OHIO REQUIREMENT
09/21/2017
Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least...
 
Officials for Oct 16 thru Oct 22
Date & Time   Site Home Away
10/17/2020   10:30 AM Sports Plus, USA rink SW HS Swords TBA
10/17/2020   1:30 PM Sports Plus, USA rink SW HS Swords TBA
           
10/18/2020   10:30 AM Sports Plus, CAN rink SW HS JV Swords TBA
10/18/2020   1:30 PM Sports Plus, CAN rink SW HS JV Swords TBA
10/18/2020   10:00 AM Sports Plus, USA rink SW HS Swords TBA
10/18/2020   2:00 PM Sports Plus, USA rink SW HS Swords TBA

by posted 10/14/2020
CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL MANIA WINNERS

Congratulations to the following 2020-21 CharityMania FootballMania winners.  Thank you so much for supporting the Swords!

Week 1 - $25 winner - P. Blyberg supporting the Mulvaney family
Week 1 - $25 winner - D. Powers supporting the Powers family
Week 1 - $25 winner - R. Wayne supporting the Leever family
Week 1 - $25 winner - J. Altherr supporting the Brennan family

Week 2 - $400 winner - R. Long supporting the Kuhn family
Week 2 - $25 winner - B. Abbott supporting the Osting family
Week 2 - $25 winner - C. Mulvaney supporting the Mulvaney family

Week 3 - $25 winner - L. Mills sponsoring the Sochocki family

Week 4 - $50 winner - M. Barbee supporting the Carolla family
Week 4 - $25 winner - S. Friede supporting Team Backen
Week 4 - $25 winner - M. Lindblade supporting Team Backen
Week 4 - $25 winner - K. Pandilidis supporting the Gold family



 

 


by posted 10/06/2020
STAYING SAFE AT THE RINK

Swords Families,

As we finish our 2nd week of the season, the Swords Leadership Team would like to point out some of the things that we as an association do to stay safe at the rink and what you can do to help.

Association Items:

**All of our coaches, managers, and locker room supervisors have USA Hockey Safe Sport training and have a Background Screening through Mid-Am Hockey.

**AED kits are located in each rink in the event of a cardiac arrest on one of the rinks.  They are serviced monthly by Cintas and thankfully have never been used.

**Purchasing masks for the players and coaches.  This should be delivered soon, as we are waiting on the completion of our order from the vendor.

**Communication with Mid-Am Hockey when we have questions on USAH policy.

**A good relationship with the Rink Director so that issues can be resolved quickly.

**Providing cleaning supplies for our team rented locker rooms.

 

Families can help by:

**Wearing masks when in the building and not on the ice.

**Not coming to the rink when ill with Covid Symptoms, Flu Symptoms, etc.

**Keeping rink doors shut when players are on the ice surface

**Parents should remain out of the bench area during practice and games.

** Players should remain off the ice and keep rink doors closed until the Zamboni doors are closed and a coach is on the ice.

 

If we all work together, we can have a safe and fun Swords Hockey season.

Swords Leadership team


by posted 09/16/2020
COVID PROTOCOL

Good afternoon Swords Families,

Below is the plan the Swords will follow for those experiencing Covid symptoms, are exposed to the virus, and/or test positive.

Swords Leadership Team


by posted 09/15/2020
Swords Covid Policy

Swords Team COVID-19 Policies

Swords families: Please note that a Health Wellness check will need to be completed prior to arriving at the rink, your Team will be keeping a record of this information just in case we need to contact you – this is for contract tracing purposes. Teams are using a variety of apps to do this check.  Please make sure you know what your team is using.  Temperatures will also be taken before every game and practice.  Sports Plus does have Hand Sanitizing stations throughout the facility and they also disinfect the lobby area and locker rooms between games.

Coaches:

  • Wear masks at all times throughout the facility until on the ice / bench areas. We strongly recommend that masks be worn by coaches as well when on the benches.
  • Any trainers or parent volunteers that also need to be in close proximity to a player shall also wear a mask when in contact with the player(s).  We also suggest that a trainer wear gloves when dealing with an injured player as well as the mask.
  • Any parent volunteer that is in the penalty box and/or the scorer’s area will need to wear a mask at all times.
  • Suggest to come inside the facility partially dressed or dress your team at intervals to minimize the time players are in a locker room.
  • After a game proceedings – a handshake line can still happen (agree with coaches before the game) will need to be fist bumps (players gloves on) and / or elbows.
  • Get out of the locker rooms as fast as possible so they can be cleaned – No congregating or long discussions with the team after a game – the lockers rooms need to be cleaned and ready for the next team to use.

Players:

  • Wear a mask at all times until helmet is on to go out on the ice.  This also includes in any locker room area or walking around the rink. Also, a mask must be worn as soon as the helmet comes off.
  • Socially distance when not on the ice, even if in full hockey gear
  • Before and After games please do not touch the glass or the boards – you can watch games from a distance.
  • Rink Lockers rooms, maintain social distancing where you can by leaving a space between you and your teammate.
  • Do not mess around in the locker room, get dressed and ready to go. Get undressed and leave.

Parents:

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Socially distance where possibly around the rink
  • Can sit with immediate family members in the stands but maintain 6 foot socially distance between you and the next family – Please limit the number of family members.
  • You can space yourself around the rink but please do not touch the boards or glass
  • Please do not congregate in the lobby before or after a game, take your conversations outside once your player is out of the locker room.

 

Sincerely – Swords Leadership Team


by posted 09/10/2020
LOCKER ROOM ASSIGNMENTS FOR 20-21 PRACTICES

The following is the locker room assignments for practices starting Tuesday September 8th.  We have tried to space everyone one when possible.  Please practice social distancing when getting dressed and undressed for practices.

USA RINK   CAN RINK
Date Time Team  LR   Date Time Team  LR
MON 5:30-6:45pm Brennan 1 & 2   MON 5:45-7:15pm ADM 1, 2, 3, 4
  6:45-8:00pm Dalton 3          
  6:45-8:00pm Luongo 4          
  8:00-9:00pm McQuade Own          
  9:00-10:15pm Lindemann Own          
                 
TUE 5:30-6:45pm Bogard 1, 2   TUE 5:45-7:15pm Spartans 1, 2, 3, 4
  6:45-7:45pm Alcorn 3, 4     7:15-8:30pm Backen Own
  7:45-9:00pm Shiverdecker Own     8:30-9:45pm McDonald Own
  9:00-10:30pm Petruk Own          
                 
WED 5:30-7:00pm Reynolds 1, 2   WED 5:45-6:45pm Clinic 1, 2, 3, 4
  5:30-7:00pm Evans 3, 4     6:45-8:00pm Backen Own
  7:00-8:30pm Shiverdecker Own     8:00-9:15pm McDonald Own
  8:30-10:00pm Petruk Own     9:15-10:30pm Dircks Own
                 
THURS 5:30-6:45pm Bogard 1   THURS 5:45-6:45pm Spartans 1, 2, 3, 4
  5:30-6:45pm Brennan 2     6:45-8:00pm Lindemann Own
  6:45-7:45pm Andreae 3, 4     8:00-9:15pm McQuade Own
  7:45-8:45pm Alcorn 1, 2          
  8:45-10:00pm Dircks Own          
                 
FRI 5:30-6:30pm Mite 1 1   FRI 5:45-6:45pm Mite 3 1
  5:30-6:30pm Mite 2 2     5:45-6:45pm Mite 4 2
  6:30-8:00pm Reynolds 3     6:45-7:45pm Luongo 3, 4
  6:30-8:00pm Evans 4     7:45-8:45pm Dalton 1, 2

by posted 09/02/2020
COVID REFUND POLICY

Please note as part of the tryout registration, families agreed to the Swords refund policy.  While we do understand that COVID-19 presents the Swords and our families with a certain amount of uncertainty, we believe the current rink policy and our refund policy will be followed and includes:

  1. Rink closure per Sports Plus (level 3 emergency or State of Ohio mandate) – Sports Plus will only close in the event of a level 3 emergency or by a State of Ohio mandate.  If they do not close, we are obligated to pay for our commitment.  If the rink closes, we will be able to stop payments to Sports Plus and work on refunds based on time closed, etc. 
  2. Injury/Illness – if a player misses more than 1/3 of season and we have doctor’s confirmation of diagnosis we do a pro-rated refund.  COVID-19 diagnosis would fall under illness. 

by posted 06/01/2020
LINDSAY'S LAW - OHIO REQUIREMENT

Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least one parent and all coaches (head, assistant, on-ice helpers) must comply with OH Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law).  Below is general information about the bill and the requirements.  Even if you do not live in Ohio, if you are participating on a Swords team, you must complete the requirements. 

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Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Who is Lindsay?

Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

 

Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

For coaches:

  • If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.
  • If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

 

ODH Contact Information

Ohio Department of Health
School Nursing Program
246 North High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-466-1930

Email:     


Page Updated: 7/10/2017

 


by Melanie Luft posted 09/21/2017
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