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Bloomington Blades High School Hockey Association
PO Box 613
Clear Creek, IN 47426

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Arena

The Blades play at the Frank Southern Ice Arena, located at 2100 S. Henderson St.
in Bloomington, Indiana.

  • Front Desk — (812) 349-3762
  • General Manager — Dee Tuttle , (812) 349-3762

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News

Updates

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.

Hoosier Wings

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 Hoosier Wings!

Team Indiana

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.

2017 All-Stars

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).

Roster

Photographs by Jeff Norris Photography

Staff

Blades Coaching Staff 2017-18

  • Head Coach — Dave Appel
  • Assistant Coach — John Bowman
  • Assistant Coach — Nick Lightfoot
  • Assistant Coach — Johan Lowinger
  • Manager — Jay Baer

Players

Seniors

Alec Appel Photo
Alec Appel
#7 (A)
Ethan Berkley Photo
Ethan Berkley
#84 (C)
Sam Burris Photo
Sam Burris
#6 (A)

Juniors

Ethan Baer Photo
Ethan Baer
#3
Dillon Dayhoff Photo
Dillon Dayhoff
#74 (G)
Lander Greulich Photo
Lander Greulich
#2
Anthony La Bella Photo
Anthony La Bella
#17
Austin Rawlins Photo
Austin Rawlins
#22

Sophomores

Layton Cockerham Photo
Layton Cockerham
#43
Sam Franklin Photo
Sam Franklin
#88
Mitchell Knipstein Photo
Mitchell Knipstein
#48
Ian Knox Photo
Ian Knox
#13 (G)
Aidan Lowinger Photo
Aidan Lowinger
#30 (G)
Hayden Streib Photo
Hayden Streib
#4
Henry Streib Photo
Henry Streib
#31
Nick Stright Photo
Nick Stright
#14

Freshmen

Ryan Hunt Photo
Ryan Hunt
#16
Ozzie Lauer Photo
Ozzie Lauer
#00
Vincent La Bella Photo
Vincent La Bella
#21
Eli Prather Photo
Eli Prather
#27

Sponsors

We are one of the lowest-cost high school hockey programs anywhere. Please thank our sponsors for helping to make that possible!

Premier Sponsors

Preferred Sponsors

Did you know…

  • Ice rentals are $200-$250 per hour or more. Seasonal expenses for ice are tens of thousands of dollars.
  • We must pay for officials, league fees, tournament fees, coaching education, uniforms and equipment.
  • We receive NO funding from city, county, or school system sources.
  • Our coaches and board members are all volunteers.
  • Player fees alone do not cover our expenses.

For information about sponsorship options, please contact Jay Baer .

Stats

2017-18 Results

P1 P2 P3 OT T WIN LOSS S
9/30 S. Stars Red 0 0 0 0 Semmler 16
Blades 0 3 0 3 Lowinger 22
10/6 Westfield 0 1 0 1 Polster 23
Blades 3 5 1 9 Dayhoff 13
10/7 Trinity 2 1 0 3 Geovenco 20
Blades 0 0 1 1 Lowinger 19
10/8 Zionsville 2 2 1 5 Chinni 16
Blades 1 0 0 1 Lowinger 42
10/13 HSE A 0 2 2 4 Harris 34
Blades 0 3 0 3 Lowinger 20
10/14 Blades 0 0 0 0 Lowinger 32
HSE A 0 3 2 5 Harris 23
10/21 Blades 1 0 0 1 Lowinger 40
Carmel Gold 1 0 1 2 Hendrick 15
10/27 Blades 0 1 1 2 Dayhoff 13
Columbus 1 0 0 1 Kuzmann 38
10/28 Blades 2 2 2 6 Lowinger 22
Westfield 1 0 0 1 Polster 29
11/4 Blades 0 0 0 0 Lowinger 41
Culver A 1 4 0 5 Gill 20
11/5 Blades 0 0 0 0 Dayhoff 31
Culver A 3 3 0 6 Gill 11
11/17 Columbus 0 0 0 0 Stattenfield 23
Blades 0 2 3 5 Lowinger 17
11/19 Blades 0 0 0 0 Dayhoff 29
CIK 2 1 2 5 Spaletto 19
12/1 Blades 4 4 2 10 Knox 8
Brebeuf 0 0 1 1 Svintsitskiy 17
12/8 Blades 0 0 1 1 Lowinger 34
St. Joseph 0 2 1 3 Gilbert 13
12/9 Lake Central 2 0 2 4 Didonato 11
Blades 0 0 1 1 Dayhoff 17
12/9 Blades 4 1 2 7 Lowinger 19
Carroll 0 0 0 0 Hyde 21
12/10 Bishop Dwenger 0 2 0 2 Vlot 10
Blades 2 2 0 4 Dayhoff 9
12/16 Blades 0 1 0 0 1 Dayhoff 37
S. Stars Red 1 0 0 1 2 Semmler 39
12/17 Blades 0 1 4 5 Lowinger 43
Zionsville 1 0 2 3 Petrisin 22
1/6 Blades 0 0 0 0 Lowinger 31
Munster 0 2 0 2 Kopp 14
1/6 Blades 3 2 2 7 Dayhoff 22
Crown Point 1 1 0 2 Drury 29
1/13 CIK 1 2 1 4 Hofmann 29
Blades 1 0 0 1 Lowinger 26
1/19 Bishop Noll 1 0 0 1 DeLaney (T) 36
Blades 0 1 0 1 Dayhoff (T) 18
1/20 Crown Point 0 0 1 1 Drury 20
Blades 3 1 2 6 Lowinger 20
1/21 Carmel Gold 0 3 2 5 Schlagenhauf 21
Blades 3 0 0 3 Lowinger 29
1/26 Blades 3 1 0 4 Lowinger 23
HSE A 0 0 2 2 Harris 27
Hoosier League Championship Quarterfinals
1/27 Blades 0 0 0 0 Lowinger 48
CIK 0 3 1 4 Spaletto 28
Hoosier League Championship Semifinals
2/10 Blades 1 3 0 4 Knox 13
Evansville 1 1 0 2 Broerman 33
2/11 S. Stars Red 0 2 0 2 Semmler 30
Blades 1 2 2 5 Dayhoff 14
2/24 Blades 1 1 0 2 Lowinger 17
Owensboro 2 1 0 3
2/24 Blades 0 1 3 4 Dayhoff (T) 13
Owensboro 1 1 2 4
3/2 Crown Point 0 0 1 1 2 Thompson 25
Blades 0 0 1 0 1 Lowinger 32
ISHSHA State Playdowns
3/3 Culver B 0 1 2 3 Callahan 21
Blades 0 1 0 1 Lowinger 27
ISHSHA State Playdowns
3/4 Blades 2 0 2 4 Dayhoff 17
Adams 1 1 0 2 Tolle 19
ISHSHA State Playdowns

Points Standings

NO PLAYER G A PTS PIM
6 Burris 19 17 36 24
7 Appel 9 18 27 124
27 Prather 7 19 26 24
84 Berkley 13 12 25 14
16 Hunt 4 14 18 44
88 Franklin 12 6 18 107
3 Baer 8 9 17 20
14 Stright 11 6 17 4
22 Rawlins 6 7 13 10
4 Streib 5 5 10 4
21 La Bella 3 5 8 16
17 La Bella 2 4 6 75
00 Lauer 2 3 5 4
23 Oliver 1 2 3 4
48 Knipstein 1 2 3 0
2 Greulich 0 2 2 10
30 Lowinger 0 1 1 0
74 Dayhoff 0 1 1 4
13 Knox 0 0 0 0
31 Streib 0 0 0 2
43 Cockerham 0 0 0 0

Goalies

NO PLAYER SA S SV % W L T OTL
30 Lowinger 669 611 0.913 7 13 0 1
74 Dayhoff 264 233 0.883 6 3 21
13 Knox 24 21 0.875 2 0 0