The Northeast Storm is proud to announce the return of coaches Jeff Christian, as the head coach of the varsity team, and Matt Curtain, as the head coach of the junior varsity team, for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
A little bit about each coach:
Coach Christian played professionally for 21 seasons at all levels of hockey, including 18 games in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Phoenix Coyotes. During his pro career he played over 1,400 games with 574 goals and 792 assists. Coach Christian also has experience coaching at various levels of hockey as a player coach and head coach in the CHL and ECHL, as well as junior hockey with the AAA Junior Bluejackets program, and last season with the Storm varsity.
Coach Curtin was a three year varsity letter winner with the Storm as a player, served as the junior varsity assistant coach for three seasons, and head coach of the Storm JV team last season. He has helped develop players for the Storm through league play and tournaments and is an integral part of the program.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions and state guidelines, the Storm will not be participating in the summer 5 on 5 hockey with Chiller rinks being closed through early June. The hope is for rinks to re-open by June 15th (please see link at top of webpage from USA Hockey Mid-Am district regarding rinks being closed through June 15th). The Storm organization will continue to run its weekly summer skates on Wednesday evenings with a tentative beginning date being Wednesday, June 17th at the Chiller Iceworks in Worthington, as long as rinks are open by then. The summer skates will be run by the Storm coaching staff and is open to players within the Storm district for grades 7-12. More information will be added in June.
The Northeast Storm players are comprised of students from a number of Columbus area school districts including the following:
Bexley, Buckeye Valley, Centerburg, Columbus Public, Delaware, Grandview Heights, Johnstown-Monroe, Licking Heights, Marion, Marysville, Union, Northridge, Olentangy, Plain (New Albany), River Valley, Southwest Licking, Whitehall, and Worthington.
You can get Northeast Storm gear by clicking on the attachment to take you to the team store for the Storm:
How much does it cost to play for the Storm?
For the 2019-20 season, fees are $360.00 /month running from Sep - Feb (6 months) = $2,160. Fees do not include costs for equipment or incidental expenses such as meals, lodging, etc. for out of town tournaments).
Families with more than one player get a 25% discount on the 2nd player.
What about payments?
Checks payable to Northeast Storm should be mailed by the 10th of the month to: PO Box 9403, Columbus OH 43209
Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Directions on how to easily enroll your Kroger Plus can be found in the About Us section under Fundraising. Our supporters (15 households) who shopped at Kroger between 5-1-2018 and 7-31-2018 contributed to our $144.37 total donation.
Our supporters (21 households) who shopped at Kroger between 11-1-2018 and 1-31-2019 contributed to our $171.28 total donation.
Congratulations to all new and returning Northeast Storm Players for making the team following tryouts and joining the Storm organization for the 2019-20 season!
Northeast Storm Mandatory Tryouts
Please COMPLETE ALL FORMS IN ADVANCE and bring them to the tryouts along with your valid 2019-2020 USA Hockey # and $100 check made payable to Northeast Storm. Plan to arrive at least 60 minutes before the tryouts begin. (See Registration tab for all forms).
Summer Ice Update: Beginning (tentatively) Wednesday, June 17th.
7-8 Graders: We look forward to seeing you in our colors in the future!
9-12 Graders: We hope to see you this summer to continue to work on your hockey skill development.
Summer Skates will begin in June at Chiller Easton. Players entering the 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2019 are eligible to participate in the summer ice sessions free of charge as a bridge program to get acclimated to the Storm organization. Summer ice this year for players entering grades 9-12 will incur a slight cost of $100 for the summer. The fee will be non-refundable, but the cost will be counted towards player fees for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Skates will take place once a week through July, then occur twice a week in August leading up to tryouts.
Summer sessions will include off-ice conditioning (more details to come on exact timing before or after on-ice sessions).
Participation in the skates is optional, but strongly encouraged given the other teams in our league are involved in similar programs. Summer skates are open to any player residing in one of the Storm school districts entering grades 7-12 in the Fall of 2019.
Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Directions on how to easily enroll your Kroger Plus can be found in the About Us section under Fundraising. Our supporters (15 households) who shopped at Kroger between 1-31-2018 and 4-30-2018 contributed to our $100.98 total donation.
BUCKEYE CUP 2019
The Buckeye Cup is the State Tournament for USA Hockey high school teams in Ohio. Congratulations to the Northeast Storm Varsity team for qualifying for the tournament held in Cincinnati this year. The team had a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in their pool play, Finishing 8th in the state in the final rankings! Great effort all year - you've made the organization proud!
The GCHSCHL is now the OSHL!
Over the summer of 2017 our league has undergone a name change. The Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League is now called the Ohio Scholastic Hockey League. The change was made for various reasons, including wanting the ability to recognize the continued importance of education as well as recognizing the fact that we have teams in the league outside of the Columbus area.
MLK Grand Rapids Tourney Runner Up 2018
NE Storm - High School Varsity Division Tournament Champs in Grand Rapids, MI 2017
Congrats to the Storm Red summer league team for making it to the Championship Game in the 2016 5-on-5 playoffs!
The 2017-2018 Parking Pass for the Fairgrounds is available in the "Forms and Links" section of the website.