Introducing: Academy Hockey!

INTRODUCING ACADEMY HOCKEY — a Pre/Post season opportunity for all Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Hockey Players in the Greater Dayton Area!


The feedback is in…and we are listening!  Our SWOHSHL and USA Hockey Players requested a better balance between hockey and their other Fall High School activities.  As a result, Academy Falcon’s decided to provide a different format for the Fall League. We believe this allows players to balance their Fall activities at a much better cost AND get in some great/fun hockey and be better prepared for the season!

New format:
> – Academy Falcon’s Fall League
> – 8 September – 30 October
> – 4 Teams (arranged for competitive play within OHSAA rules)
> – 7 Games and 2 Skill Sessions (-intro night & team selection night) Guaranteed
> – Some Thursdays 8:30 pm and some Sundays 11:00am
> – South Metro Arena, Centerville OH
> – Open to all SWOHSHL and USA High School Players
> – Cost: $180.00

Lead Coaches: Tony Thomas & Scott Mathis, former Div I Air Force Academy Players

Open to all area High School players
2016-17 USA Hockey registration #
Liability Waiver
Medical Consent to Treat with Insurance Information provided

(Please click on the “Academy Hockey” tab in the menu above for all forms and more information)

INTERESTED?  CONTACT US TODAY: Greg Gutterman 937-422-6827  — GO FALCONS!!  Due to OHSAA rules, please include the High School you play for in your email to us.  Payments can be made out to “Academy Hockey Club” and mailed to 2182 Bandit Trail, Beavercreek OH 45434.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Academy Hockey fully endorses Dayton Nugs led by Mike Maletic ( for those seeking higher end play in addition to Academy Hockey.  Contact Mike for tryout information.

More info:

Academy Hockey is a new and exciting opportunity for area high school players to improve skills and continue enjoying the game of hockey off-season.  Academy Hockey Program goals are open opportunity (no tryouts), skills development (max touches/reps),  and fun!  This program is available to all area high school players and is endorsed by your Dayton area High School coaches (Alter, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and Troy).  The program meets all OHSAA pre/post criteria — and former Division I Hockey players form the core of our coaching staff:

Academy High School Hockey Club proudly announces Coach Tony Thomas will lead the September -October 2016 Pre-season league at Dayton’s South Metro Sports arena. Coach Thomas is a former NCAA Division I player and currently works at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Read more at:

Academy High School Hockey Club is proud to announce the addition of Coach Scott Mathis to the ice! Coach Mathis is a former NCAA Division I Air Force Academy player and currently working at Wright Patterson AFB. He Joins Coach Tony Thomas for both the July Camp and Fall League. See more at:

Academy High School Hockey Club is proud to announce Goalie Coach Doug Lantry has joined the Academy Club’s Coaching Staff.  Coach Lantry brings 30 years of playing and youth coaching experience to the program.  He is USA Hockey certified and trained Goalie Coach.

Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey Eligibility

There is a lot of confusion regarding high school students who want to play a varsity sport that their high school does not offer.  With special circumstances that can happen, but it is rare, and the student must almost always reside in the school district they want to play for  (the “parent’s district of residence” is the term the rules use).

One example of being allowed to play for a different high school is if the student resides in the Beavercreek school district but goes to Carroll High School.  Most likely and as long as Carroll does not have a high school hockey team, the student can play for Beavercreek.  If that student went to Alter, they would have to play for Alter since Alter has a high school hockey team.

Again, the main factor is almost always that the student must reside in the school district they want to play for.

With very few exceptions for home-schooled students (and there is a very specific definition for “home-schooled student”) a student may be able to play for a different school than their residential school district, but there are VERY specific rules.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OSHAA) governs Beavercreek high school sports and sets the eligibility rules for Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey.  Below are the links to the OSHAA website with their eligibility rules and guidelines.  Also listed is the contact information for the Beavercreek High School Athletic Office and Athletic Director.  If you have any questions, the Beavercreek Athletic Director should be who you contact first.

Beavercreek High School Athletic Director:  Brad Pompos, 937-458-2454,

Assistant Athletic Director:  Bob Beekman, 937-458-2584,

Athletic Office Secretary:  Deanna Fecher, 937-458-2465, 


Beavercreek vs Alter in Ohio High School State Tournament: Fri. Feb 19 @ 8:30pm at Columbus Chiller North

Make plans to road trip to northern Columbus on Friday, February 19, 2016 for Beavercreek vs Alter in an 8:30pm Ohio High School Hockey State Tournament game as the Battling Beavers set out to win their first OHSAA tournament win since the 2009-10 season.  The game will be held at the Chiiler North facility 8144 Highfield Dr, Lewis Center, OH 43035.  See you there!

Beavercreek vs Talawanda in League Tourny: Thurs Feb 11 @ 5:40pm at Cincinnati Gardens

The Beavercreek Varsity Hockey team takes on Talawanda in the opening round of the SWOHSHL League Tournament Thursday February 11 at 5:40pm at the Cincinnati Gardens.

The Beavers are coming off their final regular season games with a Senior Night 2-0 shutout victory vs LaSalle where Brian Daniels recorded his 4000th career save (new state record) and shared a shutout with Scott Hergenrather, and then a tough 0-1 loss to Mason.

Make plans to come down and watch the Battling Beavers go for a league tournament victory at the Gardens Thurs. Feb 11!

500 Crowd

Last Home Games and BIG FUN on Senior Night! Sat. Feb. 6 @ 8pm vs LaSalle at Kettering Rec!

The Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey team plays their final home games of the season this weekend with Senior Night Saturday February 6 at 8:00pm vs LaSalle and Sunday February 7 at 4:00pm vs Mason at the Kettering Rec Center on Glengarry Drive.

Saturday’s Senior Night features two-year varsity letterman Scott Hergenrather, three-year varsity letterman Jonnie Ives, and four-year varsity lettermen Jack Belmonte and Brian Daniels in their next-to-last Beavercreek home game.

The evening promises to be something special as the Battling Beavers go for a league win and senior Brian Daniels tries to add to his Ohio High School Athletic Association state record for career saves by going for his 4000th career save (never been done!).

Some FANtastic fun is in store Saturday with everything you’ve come to expect at these wildly entertaining games: National Anthem singers, Chuck-A-Duck with valuable prizes, player intros, Wild Wigs, Orange Men, “The Crease” (of course), and the occasional surprise!

We’re shooting for a large and loud crowd (decible meter will be on hand!) so don’t miss what will surely be an exciting evening of thrilling Beavercreek Hockey! And don’t forget Sunday’s 4pm game vs Mason.

Here’s a look at last year’s amazing Senior Night: Be A Part Of It this year! See you at the rink Saturday at 8pm!


Game Night! Friday Jan. 22 @ 10pm vs St Xavier & Sun. Jan. 24 @ 4pm vs Talawanda

Fresh off a 3rd place tournament finish in Strongsville OH last weekend, the Beavercreek Varsity Hockey Team returns home for two big league games this weekend.

So celebrate winter the proper way– at the hockey rink!– and come on out Friday Jan. 22 at 10pm to cheer your Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey Team on to victory! It’s the good old hockey game at the Kettering Recreation Center– 10:00pm game time this Friday Jan. 22, 2016 vs St. Xavier. It’s also Fan Appreciation Night and tickets are only $2 for adults, with Beavercreek students admitted FREE (and we’ll again have a decibel meter on hand to see how loud you can get!) Game 2 of the weekend is Sunday Jan. 24 at 4pm vs Talawanda, also at the Kettering Rec Center.

Win valuable prizes, too! Friday night it’s the now famous Beavercreek Hockey “Chuck-A-Duck-Try-Your-Luck-Closest-To-The-Puck-For-Only-A-Buck” contest in between the 2nd and 3rd periods. For only a buck you get to chuck two rubber hockey ducks (or a 5-duck “quack pack” for $2) for a chance to win first prize of 2- $2 vouchers to a Dayton Demolition pro hockey game ($18 value), second prize of a $10 gas card, or third prize of an official Beavercreek Hockey t-shirt.

Ducks, goalie masks, and wild wigs will be on sale before the game Friday– but only a limited number of ducks will be available so get yours before they’re gone for your chance to win big. (And by the way, goalie masks ($2) and wild wigs ($4) are good for free admission to any regular season home game for the rest of the season– a great deal!). And look for the return of the Orange Men (long lost cousins of the Green Men- ) who will be tossing pizzas to the crowd!

So again it’s what you’ve come to expect at a wild night at the rink watching the Beavercreek Varsity Hockey Team: Chuck-A-Duck, player intros, Wild Wigs, Orange Men, pizza toss, and of course the student cheering section “The Crease”! More fun than you can shake a stick at!! (our usual disclaimer: please don’t bring a stick to shake) See you Friday at the Kettering Rec Center at 10pm, and Sunday at 4pm!

2016 strongsville 3rd place

Beavercreek Brings 3rd Place Trophy Home From Strongsville!

2016 strongsville 3rd place

The Beavercreek Varsity Hockey Team took 3rd place in the Ehrnfelt Memorial High School Hockey Tournament in Strongsville, OH this past weekend with an absolutely thrilling 4-3 double overtime/shoot-out win in their final game vs the Orange (OH) Lions.  Senior Jonnie Ives scored 2 goals, sophomore Shaine Sanders had 2 assists, junior Nick Martin had 1 assist, and junior Ethan Green had 1 goal and 2 assists in regulation as well as the game-winner in the shootout.  Senior Brian Daniels had a .942 save percentage with 49 saves and was perfect with 3 shoot-out saves to clinch the game.  Sophomores Nick Belmonte and Sammy Donahue along with freshman Joey Duford also contributed some solid shifts and hard work in the team’s 3rd place finish.  Goalies senior Scott Hergenrather and freshman Kevin Bovair were also rostered for all games in the tournament.

In their other games the Beavers lost to the Orange Lions 4-6 to start the weekend, came back to tie the Kalamazoo Blades 3-3, and lost 1-4 to Thomas Worthington but managed to win enough points to make it to the 3rd place game.

Sophomore Gram Doherty contributed some solid work in goal for the Beavers vs Orange in game 1 and vs Kalamazoo in game 2, while sophomore Braden Sanders notched a goal in the first Orange game on nice assists from freshman PJ Kosir and senior Jack Belmonte.  Jonnie Ives scored on a nice assist from sophomore Chad Peacock, and Jack Belmonte and Ethan Green assisted Nick Martin on a sweet goal to complete Creek’s scoring.

Ethan Green and Jack Belmonte each scored a goal in the Kalamazoo game, and PJ Kosir and Ethan Green assisted Nick Martin on a wonderful goal later in the game.  Chad Peacock stepped up to defend his teammates in a scrum late in the game and was originally given a match penalty, but was re-instated after a video review of the incident.

Ethan Green score the lone Beavercreek goal vs Thomas Worthington, and scored 4 goals and had 5 assists for the tournament to lead all Beavercreek players in total points, and Jonnie Ives tallied 3 goals on the weekend.  And Head Coach Sean Broderick brought back trophy hardware for a perfect 4th time in 4 tries as a Beavercreek Head Coach, while Assistant Coaches Ryan Timar and Scott Kozlak earned their first trophy as part of the Beavercreek Varsity Hockey coaching staff.

A special thanks goes out to team managers Maggie Hergenrather, Faith Martin and Mara Williford for all their hard work throughout the tournament.

Beavercreek returns home this coming weekend for league battles vs St. Xavier at 10pm Friday Jan. 22 at the Kettering Rec Center, and at 4pm on Sunday Jan. 24 vs Talawanda also at the KRC.  The Friday night game will be Fan Appreciation Night with contests, give-aways, and prizes along with all the FUN you’ve come to expect at a Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey game including some hard scrabble hockey from your Beavercreek Varsity Ice Hockey team!  Sunday will feature our annual “Pink-In-The-Rink” fundraiser to support breast cancer research.  A number of very nice prize baskets will be raffled off with all proceeds going to cancer research, so please join us this weekend for some great hockey and lots of FUN!  See you there!

Beavercreek Wins! vs LaSalle Friday Jan. 8, 2015!

The Beavercreek Varsity Hockey team recorded a long overdue WIN (3-1) vs LaSalle at South Metro Sports Complex Friday night January 8, 2015.  Junior Ethan Green scored twice and added an assist to senior Jack Belmonte who scored once.  Senior Brian Daniels put up a .938 save percentage in goal for the win.  Beavercreek faces off against Sycamore at 9am January 9, and again at 7pm vs the South Stars, followed by a Sunday January 10 game with the game time TBD.  Make plans to come out and watch your Battling Beavers play some exciting hockey this weekend!