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NORTHEAST STORM NEWS:

The Northeast Storm is proud to announce Jeff Christian as the new head coach of the varsity team.  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.  He also has been a skills coach at various levels with hockey programs in central Ohio, serving as the Storm skills coach last season.  The Storm organization is very excited to have Coach Christian leading the varsity team this season.

We are also happy to announce that Matt Curtin has been named the new head coach of the Northeast Storm Junior Varsity team.  Coach Curtin was a three year varsity letter winner with the Storm as a player and has served as the junior varsity assistant coach the past three seasons. He has helped develop players for the Storm through league play and tournaments.  The Storm organization is excited to have Coach Curtin leading the the junior varsity team this season.

Upcoming Schedule:

ATTENTION:
 
Current and prospective Northeast Storm Hockey Club players:
 
TRYOUTS FOR THE VARSITY AND JUNIOR VARSITY TEAMS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE EASTON CHILLER ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
 
-Tuesday, August 20th @ 7:10pm
-Wednesday, August 21st @ 8:20pm
 
*Anyone that would like to be considered for the varsity team must make every effort to attend both ice sessions on 8/20 and 8/21.
**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).
***Any student athlete with a 2002 or before birth year must complete Safe Sport online course that can be accessed via USA Hockey website when registering your athlete for USA Hockey Registration.  The Safe Sport training is a Mid-Am requirement this season in order for 2002 and earlier birth years to be added roster for the team.
 
Storm Summer Ice and Conditioning:
Information regarding summer ice and conditioning. 
  • Summer skates/conditioning will be held (on and off ice) at likely the Chiller Easton (there are still some issues with ice availability, but we should be able to continue at Easton).
  • Players entering the 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2019 are eligible to participate in the summer ice sessions as a bridge program into the Storm organization.
  • Summer skates will begin in June (once ice is secured, dates will be posted to the Storm website).
  • We generally have ice once per week through June and July and twice a week in August leading up to tryouts at end of August.
  • 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.
  • Participation is optional, but strongly encouraged as the other teams in our league also run summer programs and many start playing games and entering pre-season tournaments in August.  We want to be in a competitive position in September/October.
  • You must have a USA Hockey number to participate (last year's will work).
If your player is interested in participating in the Summer program, please send an email message to nestormhockey@gmail.com no later than Sunday, May 19, 2019 with the following information.
  1. Player's name
  2. Player's grade (for Fall 2019)
  3. Player's position (forward, defense, goalie)
  4. USA Hockey #
Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone in the Storm's district who might have an interest in participating.  
 

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, Marysville, Union, Northridge, Olentangy, Plain (New Albany), River Valley, Southwest Licking, Whitehall, and Worthington.

STORM SUMMER ICE SKILLS SESSIONS

The Storm will be offering summer ice sessions each Tuesday throughout the summer beginning on Tuesday, June 11th and running through Thursday, August 15th at the Easton Chiller.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 11th = 5:50p-6:50p

Thursday, June 20th = 5:10p-6:10p

Thursday, June 27th = 4:40p-5:40p

Tuesday, July 2nd = 7:10p-8:10p

Thursday, July 11th = 5:50p-6:50p

Thursday, July 18th = 4:40p-5:40p

Thursday, July 25rd = 4:20p-5:20p

Tuesday, July 30th = 7:10p-8:10p

Tuesday, August 6th = 5:00p-6:00p

Thursday, August 8th = 4:20p-5:20p

Tuesday, August 13th = 7:40p-8:40p

Thursday, August 15th = 7:20p-8:20p

 

FINANCIALS

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 existing Storm Players on finishing up their 2018-19 season!

Northeast Storm Mandatory Tryouts

  • Tuesday, August 20th @ 7:10 pm
  • Wednesday, August 21st @ 8:20pm

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

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 ICE

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.

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