2018-19 Roster News
September 19, 2018 — Below is the USA Hockey Roster for the
Bloomington Blades league team for the 2018-19 season. This roster
reflects all players that will be eligible to play for the “Blue” team
throughout the course of the season. Being on this list does not mean
that you will be eligible for the state tournament as the roster must
be reduced to 21 total by December 31 and players must meet the minimum
criteria of 50% league games and 6 crossovers. Not all of the players
on this list will dress for blue team games. This will remain a fluid
roster for some time as players prove themselves on and off the ice
and in the classroom. The roster was developed through thorough
evaluation by coaching staff and impartial observers over the
weekend. I will discuss this in more detail on Friday at the team
event but this should serve as a motivator for many players to either
gain or MAINTAIN a spot on the 21 player roster in December.
I applaud the efforts of our Board to maintain the number of players
we have in our program. Players not on the final roster will have
every opportunity to develop over the course of the season as I coach
all players, not just the blue team. The groundwork laid this year
will benefit the program for years to come.
Bloomington Blades 2018-19
- Aidan Lowinger
- Eli Prather
- Austin Rawlins
- Nick Stright
- Ethan Baer
- Sam Franklin
- Vincent “Vinny” La Bella
- Anthony “Tony” La Bella
- Cruz Timbrook
- Hayden Streib
- Henry Streib
- Lander Greulich
- Ryan Hunt
- Cooper Fox
- Layton Cockerham
- Matthew Griffin
- Steven Lukes
- Reid Cory
- Ozzie Lauer
- Mitchell Knipstein
- Dillon Dayhoff
- Ian Knox
- Dylan Pope
I am so excited about this team and their potential and I fully intend
on developing all players regardless if they are on this roster or
2018-19 Registration and Practices
July 29, 2018 — Registration for the 2018-19 season is closed!
If any of your information is incomplete we will contact you. Please
help by providing any missing info as soon as possible. We will be
ordering jerseys and other apparel very soon.
Columbus practices for August and September are already scheduled and
on the calendar. Players are not permitted to drive themselves
to Columbus practices, but we encourage parents to sign up for
Any player who will be missing a scheduled practice should let
the coaching staff 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)
- Aidan Lowinger (Team Indiana U18)
- Cooper Fox (Team Indiana U16)
- Eli Prather (Team Indiana U16)
- Cruz Timbrook (Team Indiana U16)
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).