|Home arena||Cincinnati Gardens|
Jim Colville (minority)
|General manager||Ryan Colville (2015–16)|
|Head coach||Ryan Colville (2015–16)|
|2007–2013||Queen City Steam|
|Regular season titles||0|
The Cincinnati Thunder is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team that competes in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The team is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the team's home ice is the Cincinnati Gardens.
The team was previously known as the Queen City Steam from 2007 to 2013 after replacing the former Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones that had folded at the end of the previous season. In 2013, the Steam re-branded as the Cincinnati Swords after the merger of two youth hockey programs in the Cincinnati area. The Swords name is a homage to the former American Hockey League team of the same name. On August 14, 2014, the NA3HL approved the sale of the Cincinnati Swords to the Miami Valley Hockey Association owned by Ryan and Jim Colville.
On April 10, 2015, the Swords announced that it would be renamed and called the Cincinnati Thunder beginning with the 2015–16 season. On June 2, 2015 the Thunder announced that they will be playing out of the historic Cincinnati Gardens for the 2015–16 season.
|Season||GP||W||L||OTL||SOL||Pts||GF||GA||PIM||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|Queen City Steam|
|2007–08||48||29||16||0||3||61||220||193||1191||6th of 13, CSHL||0-3 in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(L, 1-3 vs. Jr. Generals; L, 4-6 vs. Cherokee; L, 0-4 vs. Mustangs)
|2008–09||45||27||15||1||2||57||212||150||1026||6th of 12, CSHL||Lost Round 1, 1-2 vs. Dubuque Thunderbirds|
|2009–10||48||28||18||1||1||58||191||156||1035||6th of 13, CSHL||Lost Round 1, 1-2 vs. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks|
|2010–11||45||24||18||2||1||51||152||133||893||7th of 12, NA3HL||Won Round 1, 2-0 vs. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks
2-1 in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(W, 2-1 vs. Mustangs; W, 5-2 vs. Jr. Flames; OTL, 4-5 vs. Hitmen)
Lost Championship game, 0-4 vs. Chicago Hitmen
|2011–12||48||21||25||2||0||44||157||166||877||2nd of 4, North Div.
13th of 16, NA3HL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Michigan Mountain Cats
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 vs. Flint Jr. Generals
|2012–13||48||17||27||0||4||38||126||175||878||3rd of 5, Central Div.
13th of 17, NA3HL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-3 vs. Peoria Mustangs|
|2013–14||48||25||19||4||—||54||175||164||616||5th of 6, Central Div.
12th of 21, NA3HL
|Did not qualify|
|2014–15||47||6||38||3||—||15||95||248||616||6th of 6, East Div.
31st of 31, NA3HL
|Did not qualify|
|2015–16||47||13||28||6||—||32||137||219||962||4th of 5, Midwest Div.
25th of 34, NA3HL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues|
- Staff (April 16, 2013). "Queen City Steam to become the Cincinnati Swords". NA3HL. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Queen City Steam to become the Cincinnati Swords". NA3HL. April 16, 2013.
- "Cincinnati team in NA3HL renamed the Thunder". NA3HL. April 10, 2015.