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    2019-2020 ISHSHA State Tournament Brackets

    The brackets for the playdown games for the 2019-2020 ISHSHA State Tournament are listed below. 
    Due to an unexpected issue the finals this year had to be moved from Indianapolis to Dyer Indiana.  

    If there are any questions please contact Phil Fleming,  or Steve Bartels.

    State Tournament Playdown Locations

    Class 1A, 3A and 5A playdown games will be played in Fort Wayne at SportOne Parkview Ice House.  Hotel information:

    Class 2A and 4A will be played in South Bend at the Ice Box.  Hotel information:

    State Tournament Classes

    The classes for the annual Indiana State High School Hockey Tournament are listed below.  All teams are listed in alphabetical order per Class.
    Class 5A:
    Carmel Gold
    Culver A
    Southwest Michigan Blades

    Class 4A:
    Fort Wayne Vipers
    HSE A
    Lakeshore St Joe
    St Joseph

    Class 3A
    Central Indiana Knights
    Crown Point Varsity
    Culver B
    Lake Central Blue

    Class 2A:
    Bishop Noll
    Carmel Blue
    South Stars Red

    Class 1A:
    Fort Wayne Renegades
    HSE B
    Lake Central White
    Penn JV
    South Stars White

    Championship Day is on March 7, 2020 with the following times:

    Class 1A at 9:00 A.M.
    Class 2A at 11:30 A.M.
    Class 3A at 2:00 P.M.
    Class 4A at 4:30 P.M.
    Class 5A at 7:00 P.M.

    Reese Miller Information

    Jack, Katie, Riley, Byron (Reese’s father) and the entire family wish to establish a scholarship fund in Reese's honor.  The scholarship will support future endeavors of a member of Reese and Riley's former team, the Carmel Icehounds.  

    The Icehounds Hockey Club is prepared to receive those contributions and keep separate track of the funds to ensure they are used as the family desires.  The goal is to establish a scholarship endowment which will honor Reese's memory annually.  Please be generous as you consider your role in creating a lasting way to honor a young man and his family who have given so much to our sport and to our sons.  If you wish to contribute, please make checks payable to:


    Carmel Icehounds Hockey Club

    PO Box 57

    Carmel, IN 46082


    Please make a notation that this is in memory of Reese Miller

    Team Indiana Boys 2020-2021 Tryout

    Please see the information below for the updated times for the 2020 Team Indiana tryouts:

    For more information contact:
    Jack Manard at

    Team Indiana Girls 2020 Tryout

    Please see the information below for Team Indiana Girls 2020 Tryouts.

    Message from USA Hockey President

    Dear USA Hockey member –

    As the hockey season begins in full, we continue to receive reports of disturbing incidents involving racial and other derogatory slurs, behavior which is reprehensible and has absolutely no place in our game, especially around our children.

    As you are all aware, USA Hockey has long had a Zero Tolerance Policy towards any type of abusive conduct, specifically under Rule 601 (e.3), which states that anyone who uses language that is offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game, shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty. For reasons which I cannot explain or understand, this penalty does not seem to be enough of a deterrent to stop this conduct.

    I am issuing a directive effective immediately that anyone assessed a penalty under Rule 601 (e.3) will now receive an automatic Match Penalty, in lieu of the game misconduct penalty that currently exists, and shall be immediately suspended until a hearing is conducted by the governing USA Hockey Affiliate or junior league. The applicable Affiliate or junior league is required to conduct a hearing within 30 days of the incident and the individual may be subject to further discipline.

    Further, our on-ice officials have protocols in place that address situations where a player is accused of saying something that violates Rule 601 (e. 3) but is not heard by the officials. While the officials cannot assess a penalty in that circumstance, they are instructed to notify the coach of the offending team and it is critical that the coach take immediate and appropriate action. Officials must also report the incident through the game reporting system, and Affiliates must review all incidents, whether penalized or unpenalized, to ensure proper application of the rules.

    We also receive reports of racial harassment and discrimination among teammates; this behavior must be addressed through submitting appropriate reports through our SafeSport Program.

    Parents and coaches, please take the time to address these issues with your kids. Helping educate them on these topics is an important part of our overall effort to eliminate any type of discriminatory language or behavior from our sport.

    While the vast majority of our hockey games are conducted in the spirit for which they were intended, we must remove offensive, hateful or discriminatory language or behavior from our game. Please join me in stamping it out and ensuring we have an environment that is free from discrimination of any kind.

    Thanks for doing your part and I hope this will be the best and brightest hockey season for you and your family.

    Yours in hockey,

    Jim Smith

    New MidAm Hockey website

    Please use the link below for the new MidAm Hockey website:

    National Tournament Letter

    As discussed during the August meeting, please fill out the below letter for your intent to be considered to play in the USA National Hockey tournament and submit it to Steve Bartels ( and Doug Losure  - 

    Mid American District Hockey Background Screening

    Please see the information below for the updated Background Screening process.


    The following are the ISHSHA approved Team Indiana Black-out dates.

    (These dates are mandated by the ISHSHA for Team Indiana players to be excused from their individual high school teams events.)
    All teams in the ISHSHA must adhere to this policy.
    August 25, 2019
    September 6-8, 2019
    January 3-5, 2020
    March 13-15, 2020
    April 15-20, 2020 (Junior and Seniors)
    April 17-19, 2020 (Freshmen and Sophomores)

    New Safesport requartments and Screening

    As a result of serious incidents well covered by the media, the federal government has instituted additional requirements for participants, coaches and volunteers.  To comply with the federal governmental requirements, USA Hockey does not want players or officials who will soon be turning 18 to become ineligible in the middle of a season.

    Therefore, USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of this upcoming (2019-20) playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, (i.e. 18U or high school) to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).  No screening is necessary or possible for individuals less than 18 years of age.

    Players in the group identified above that have not completed SafeSport Training cannot be placed on the team’s roster in the USA Hockey registration portal (where rosters are created). The computer program will prevent the player from being added to the team until they have completed the training. Because the player is not on the Official Roster, they are prohibited from participating with the team until the training is completed and the player can be added to the roster.

    We strongly recommend that players act on this new requirement NOW if they are currently 17 or older, or will be on or before December 31st.

    The program is taken online and requires about 90 minutes to complete. Once the fall season is underway, players will likely be consumed with school, hockey, and other commitments. It is to their advantage to take the SafeSport Program NOW and not wait until it is time to be placed on a roster and games are starting.

    The SafeSport Program is free. You must have a USAH Registration Confirmation Number to register to take the training. Players registered with USAH for the 2018/19 season can use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number from that season (which is valid until August 31, 2019) to register to take the training. They may also register with USA Hockey for the 2019/20 and use that confirmation number to register for the course. Effective September 1, 2019, registration for the program requires a 2019/20 USA Hockey Registration.

    To take the SafeSport Program access the online program via the USA Hockey Website Or use this direct link to access the SafeSport site:

    One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. We are pleased to announce that all USA Hockey registered coaches ...



    Like the requirement this year to complete SafeSport, we anticipate additional changes regarding screening in the 2020/2021 season. At the present time, for the 2019/20 season, there is not a requirement for these individuals (less than 18 years of age or turning 18 during this upcoming season)  to be screened

    Below you will find the Link to the Midam Hockey Screening site.

    Questions Please email 

    Kaye Pinkowski

    State Tournament Final Games

    Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the 2018- 2019 Indiana State High School Hockey State tournament.
    Here are your State Champions:
    Class 1A
    Bishop Dwenger
    Class 2A
    Class 3A
    Central Indiana Knights
    Class 4A
    Culver Varsity A

    ISHSHA info on how to input your schedule correctly.


    1. If you do not have access to your team page yet go to the state site - Up at the very top will be a button to "create an account" Once you have done this and signed in please select the "become a member" which is also located at the top of the site. Once these two things are done please email and state which team you are with. Access can then be granted for the team page.

    2. Navigate your web browser to the state site - Click the "login" button up at the top and login with your SportsEngine account. If you do not have an account or have access to your team page yet please refer to step 1. Once you are logged in navigate to your team page under the "league" tab. If you have access been granted access to your team page you should notice the edit mode switch appear on the very left hand side of the screen once you get to your team page - this lets you know you can now start adding your schedule by clicking the "add game" button located in the center of the screen.

    3. When adding your games please make sure that for all games played within your specific league under the "standings override" option in the game creation screen that it is selected on "affects league and division standings". When entering a game played against any program outside of your league please make sure that it is selected on "affects league standings only".

    2019-2020 Indiana HS - All Teams Rankings

    MYHockey rankings are calculated using the most accurate, objective formula available for North American youth hockey. The rankings do a great job of answer questions about the relative strength of your opponents. There are imperfections such as incomplete or inaccurate lists of game scores. Because one formula can't perfectly place every team at every level, we do see teams that logic might tell us should be ranked higher or lower. One team's slight misplacement does not, however, mean that a different formula be used to place the other in MYHockey. Please read the MYHockey FAQ for more info about MYHockey and our ranking algorithm.