Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League

The Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL) has a new appearance beginning in the 2010- 2011 hockey season.  The Elder High School Panthers have made the jump from a Club team to the Ohio High School Varsity level. Elder is added to the South division of the SWOHSHL. As a result of this change, the SWOHSHL divisions as as shown below:

SWOHSHL

 

 

The SWOHSHL will hold an end-of-season league tournament to determine the League Champion. The league tournament will be held immediately prior to the beginning of District tournament play. The tournament will be contested using a single-elimination format to determine each Division Champion and then the Division Champions will play one game to determine the SWOHSHL League Champion.

History

The Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL) was founded in the 1985-1986 season with the intention of strengthening hockey in Southern Ohio. Centerville (1972), Moeller (1982), and Upper Arlington (1977) were among the established teams. Sycamore and Talawanda were in the SWOHSHL in the 1990's. Beavercreek and Troy joined in 1997 to expand the league to seven teams. Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne were admitted to the league in 1998 and St Charles followed in 1999. 

A major expansion occurred in 2002, Dublin Coffman (2002), Dublin Scioto (2002) and Gahanna Lincoln (2002) High Schools decided to field OSHAA varsity teams and depart the GCHSCHL. These three schools joined with St. Charles Preparatory, Thomas Worthington, Worthington Kilbourne, and Upper Arlington High Schools to form the North Division of the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL).

In 2003-2004, the Columbus area schools then seceded from the SWOHSHL to form their own seven team high school conference, the Capital Hockey Conference (CHC). The six remaining teams: Beavercreek, Moeller, Sycamore, Centerville, Talawanda, Troy invited Springboro and St Xavier to join the SWOHSHL to form an eight team league. 

The league took on a new appearance beginning in the 2005 - 2006 hockey season.  The eight existing SWOHSHL members unanimously accepted the Alter Knights' petition to enter the league.  As a result of the change, the SWOHSHL was reorganized into one 4-team and one 5-team based upon North and South geographic regions.

Changes occurred again in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons. Moeller exited the league to join the Capital Hockey Conference in 2009-2010. Springboro moved into the South Division to balance the two divisions at four teams each. In 2010-2011, The Elder High School Panthers have made the jump from a Club team to the Ohio High School Varsity level. Elder is added to the South division of the SWOHSHL.

 

Year

Regular Season Champion

Tournament Champion

Tournament Site

85-86

 

 

 

86-87

 

 

 

87-88

 

 

 

88-89

 

 

 

89-90

Centerville

 

 

90-91

 

 

 

91-92

Centerville

Centerville

 

92-93

Centerville

Centerville

 

93-94

Centerville

Centerville

 

94-95

Centerville

Centerville

 

95-96

 

 

 

96-97

Moeller

Centerville

 

97-98

Centerville

Centerville

SportsTowne

98-99

Centerville

Centerville

Icelands

99-00

Centerville

Centerville

SportsPlus

00-01

 

Centerville

Hara Arena

01-02

Centerville

No Tournament

 

02-03

Thomas Worthington (16-0)

 

Hara Arena

03-04

Centerville & Oxford-Talawanda

 

 

04-05

Moeller

Moeller

Hobart Arena

Divisional Play Era

Year

North Champ

South Champ

Overall

Tournament

Tourney Site

05-06

Centerville

Oxford-Talawanda

Oxford-Talawanda

Beavercreek

South Metro

06-07

Beavercreek

Oxford-Talawanda

Oxford-Talawanda

Oxford-Talawanda

Cincinnati Gardens

07-08

Alter

Oxford-Talawanda

Oxford-Talawanda

Oxford-Talawanda

South Metro

08-09

Centerville

Oxford-Talawanda

Centerville

Oxford-Talawanda

Kettering Recreation Complex

09-10

Beavercreek

Sycamore

Sycamore

Centerville

Cincinnati Gardens

10-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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