2019-20 Season Start

The Ohio High School ice hockey season starts on Friday, November 1, 2019. Teams open the weekend with tryouts and practices, followed by 2 weekends of scrimmages. (See a list of some of the scrimmages NHC teams are playing in below.)

The regular season starts on November 22nd, with 6 Northwest Hockey Conference games on the opening weekend (2 games in each division). The NHC league schedule starts for other teams after the Thanksgiving tournaments. February 16th is the end of the regular season, with District playoffs starting a few days later.

This season marks a significant change in the structure of the NHC. Anthony Wayne and Perrysburg are in the Red for the first time (and Bowling Green returns after a year hiatus), for a 7-team Red Division. The 3 USA Hockey/club teams move from Blue to White to form a 7-team White Division.

The NHC website lists all league games, and as many non-conference and tournament games that we know about, subject to change. Check team information to confirm non-conference schedules.


Some of the scrimmages NHC teams are playing to start the season. The list may not be complete. Check team information for the most accurate scrimmage schedule. Updated: November 15.

Saturday, November 2

  • Lake at Springfield (the season for USA Hockey/club teams starts sooner than the HS season)

Friday, November 8

  • Gilmour at St. John’s
  • Anthony Wayne JV at Perrysburg JV (Perrysburg JV’s first appearance on the ice)
  • Archbishop Alter at Anthony Wayne
  • Beavercreek at Bowling Green
  • Birmingham Unified at St. Francis & Lake at St. Francis JV
  • Parma Heights at Clay

Saturday, November 9

  • Walsh Jesuit at Northview & Parma JV at Northview JV
  • Beavercreek at Perrysburg & Archbishop Alter at Perrysburg
  • Strongsville at Bowling Green
  • St. Charles at St. John’s (varsity & JV)
  • Rochester United at St. Francis (varsity & JV)
  • Beavercreek at Anthony Wayne
  • Findlay at Olentangy Liberty (varsity & JV)
  • Lake at Lenawee United

Sunday, November 10

  • Strongsville at Perrysburg
  • Archbishop Alter at Clay
  • St. Charles at Northview (varsity & JV)
  • Findlay at Upper Arlington (varsity & JV)

Friday, November 15

  • Lake at Southview
  • Avon Lake at Perrysburg
  • Springfield at Anthony Wayne JV
  • Upper Arlington at Northview (varsity & JV)
  • St. Charles at Findlay (varsity & JV)
  • St. Francis at Hartland (varsity & JV)

Saturday, November 16

  • Bowling Green (replacing Centerville) at Anthony Wayne & Upper Arlington JV at Anthony Wayne JV
  • Culver at St. John’s & Gilmour JV at St. John’s JV
  • New Albany at St. Francis & Springfield at St. Francis JV

Sunday, November 17

  • Culver at St. John’s
  • Shaker Heights at Bowling Green
  • Avon Lake at Anthony Wayne