New SafeSport requirements
June 24, 2019 — You may have seen recent emails from USA Hockey
describing some of the changes to the SafeSport program for this
season. One that we want to highlight is that any player who will be
17 or older by the end of 2019 must complete the online SafeSport
training that other adults in the program are required to
complete. This is mandated by new laws affecting USA Hockey and the US
Center for SafeSport starting this season.
What does this mean? It means that if you were born in 2002 or
earlier, you must complete the online Core Center for SafeSport
Training course before you can practice, play, or be added to a team
roster. Since our practices start in August, we are setting a deadline
of July 28 (the date of our pre-season team meeting) for this.
Step 1: If not already done, you and your parent(s) must complete
and pay for your USA Hockey player registration at
Step 2: Using your registration confirmation number, register for
and complete the SafeSport training as described here:
There is no additional cost for the training beyond your regular USA
Hockey registration fees. Plan for it to take 90 - 120 minutes to
complete. It does not have to be completed all at once. You can leave
and come back later if you don’t have time to finish it in one
Again, if you were born in 2002 or earlier you must complete this
training before you can practice or play. Thanks for your
cooperation. Please do not put this off. We have no leeway in granting
exceptions to this new requirement, as it is being enforced at the
2019-20 Registration and Practices
June 20, 2019 — Registration for the 2019–20 season is open!
Please help by using our online registration form to
register your player(s) 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 team calendar. Players are not permitted to drive
themselves to Columbus practices, but we will organize
Attendance at these early practices is mandatory. If you have
unavoidable conflicts such as participation in another high school
fall sport, please inform us in advance.
We are again fortunate to be able to roster two teams this
season. Team placement will be determined based upon player
evaluations during the initial practice weeks, so it is important to
attend. Both teams will play in the Hoosier League regular season and
league tournament. The Blue team will play in the Championship
Division and the White team will play in the Commissioner
division. The Blue team will additionally enter in the ISHSAA state
championship invitational tournament.
All players and parents must also attend our pre-season meeting on
Sunday, July 28 at 5:00pm at the Basswood Apartments Clubhouse . All players, please
bring your final report card from last school year.
2019-20 Hoosier Wings
May 16, 2019 — The Hoosier Wings are planning a 16UAA and 18UAA
Pre-Post Season, National Tournament bound travel team for the upcoming
hockey season. The Wings are open to all 9th-12th grade players
actively participating on a Hoosier League high school team for the
upcoming season. Tryout information and tentative
December 12, 2018 — Congratulations to the following players selected as 2018 Hoosier League All-Stars!
- Ethan Baer — Senior, Forward
- Sam Franklin — Junior, Defenseman
- Aidan Lowinger — Junior, Goalie
- Austin Rawlins — Senior, Forward
All-Star events start at 2:00pm on
Saturday, December 22 in Fishers at the Fuel Tank (players please arrive by 1:00pm, and bring both light and dark jerseys).
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).