May 22, 2018 — Columbus practices for August and September are on
the calendar. Carpool sign-up coming soon. Players are not
permitted to drive themselves to Columbus Practices.
Any player who will be missing a scheduled practice should let
Coach Appel know in advance. Practice plans may change based on number
of players attending. Thank you!
Players and parents should get the TeamApp mobile
app. Once you install it, create an account and then search
for “Blades HS Hockey” and join! We’ll use TeamApp for quick messages
and game-day updates.
May 14, 2018 — The Hoosier Wings are a pre/post season competitive
team composed of the best players in the Hoosier League, selected by
tryout. The team aims to qualify for Nationals. Congratulations to
Junior goalie Aidan Lowinger for being selected for the 2018-19
May 7, 2018 (updated) — Team Indiana U18 and U16 are travel teams
composed of the best players in the state, selected by tryout. The
team will compete on select weekends during the 2018-19
season. Congratulations to the following Bloomington players selected
for 2018-19 Team Indiana!
- Sam Franklin (Team Indiana U18)
- Cooper Fox (Team Indiana U16)
- Eli Prather (Team Indiana U16)
- Cruz Timbrook (Team Indiana U16)
Addtional selections/call-backs are pending.
For U18 players (2018-19 Juniors and Seniors) who were either unable
to attend the tryouts on April 29, or who were invited back by Coach
Manard, there is a second tryout date of June 16, 2018, 11:45-12:45
and 1:00-2:00 at Carmel Ice Skadium (attend both times). First-time
tryout fee is $80; there is no additional fee for players who have
already tried out and been invited back.
Blades Win State Academic Honors
February 23, 2018 — For the first time in program history, the
Bloomington Blades have won the Henry G. Schallert Team Academic Award
from the Indiana State High School Hockey Association.
Given annually since 2003 to the team with the highest cumulative
grade point average, the Henry G. Schallert Team Academic Award is
named in honor of the father of Nate Schallert, one of the ISHSHA’s
longest serving volunteers. The senior Mr. Schallert was an educator
his entire life.
The team collectively achieved a 3.51 GPA, with two-thirds of the team
earning a 3.6 or higher. Special recognition goes to Sophomore
Ian Knox who leads the team with a GPA of 4.19, and Senior Sam Burris
who will graduate with a GPA above 4.0.
The Blades will receive recognition in the official program of the
state tournament. A plaque will be given to the captains before our
second game of the tournament, 10:30am Saturday, March 3 on the
Charles W. “Lefty” Smith Jr. rink at the University of Notre Dame.
Decemnber 13, 2017 — Congratulations to the following players selected as 2017 Hoosier League All-Stars!
- Alec Appel — Senior, Defenseman
- Ethan Berkley — Senior, Forward
- Sam Burris — Senior, Defenseman
- Aidan Lowinger — Sophomore, Goalie
All-Star events start at 3:00pm on
Saturday, December 30 in Fishers at the Fuel Tank (players please arrive by 2:00pm).