The Frisco Ice Hockey Association is both the largest and the fastest growing entity in the Metroplex Hockey League. That's a credit to previous boards which did an excellent job maximizing that growth, attracting top coaches and athletes to a build a program that's enjoyed success at the local, state and national levels.
While the nature of sports dictates that we anticipate ebbs and flows in that success, there's no denying that our continued growth, as well as that of other suburban organizations, could one day create a competitive imbalance in the MHL.
As stewards of the game, it's incumbent upon FIHA to act in a manner that serves not only the best interests of our member families but also the sport that we all love. As such, and in collaboration with the league, I am pleased to announce our plans for an orderly split of our organization.
FIHA will remain as-is for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The 2020-21 season will see our JV teams divided into geographically distinct programs (essentially, schools will be designated as East/West with Preston Road as the dividing line). The 2021-22 season would see our Varsity programs split along the same geographic lines. All teams will remain under the auspices of FIHA, until such time as we deem an organizational split appropriate.
Some of you, I'm sure, will be disappointed by this news. I understand. Change can be difficult, but it can point us in the direction of great opportunity as well.
As proud as we are to represent our hometown, I believe all of our players, if given a choice, would cherish the opportunity to walk down the halls of their own schools on game day wearing their own school's colors. That day is still a ways off, but we're now one step closer to making that dream a reality for future generations of Frisco players. As the first step, it will be the hardest to take and may lead to some initial struggles, but it is definitely one that has us moving in the right direction.
Here's to new beginnings and the great successes yet to come!
President, Frisco Ice Hockey Association
We would like to Welcome you to the new League partner, Baylor Scott & White, Institute for Rehabilitation. The website link for this year’s testing is below. Baylor will continue to use ImPACT for baseline testing with a retest required every 2 years. If your player took the test in the fall of 2018, they will not need to retest this season and all of the records will shift to Baylor. TESTING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS.
It is recommended that your player be well rested and isolated away from distraction in order to take this test. It is important that they take this seriously so if a concussion occurs the process is clean. In order to be successful please ensure you read the full instruction there will be code you need in order to take the test that will be at the end of the instructions.
We appreciate you taking the time to take the concussion baseline test. Please note this is tracked and if your player does not take the test he will not be able to get on the ice. We appreciate your cooperation as a member of Frisco Ice Hockey Association.
If your player did the testing last year with ImPACT then let me know so we can track this with the league. Also there are players who play Travel Hockey and FISD school sports that also use ImPACT for the concussion testing and as long as they did it last year or again this year than they will not need to take it again but please send us their 12-digit completion code for the league. Please let us know ASAP so we can confirm with Baylor Scott and White so your player will be able to participate starting next week.
Again if your player does not complete this ImPACT concussion testing by next weeks practice than the Coach’s will not allow them to step on the ice to participate. Please make this a priority this week before things get crazy again with School and life.
You are Ready to Begin Testing
• Go to the ImPACT Baseline web site (Chrome or Safari only) • https://www.impacttestonline.com/htmllauncher/
• Enter the Customer Code EG1EGXUZI9 (not case sensitive)
• Select BIR-Dallas Region from the organization list.
• Click Launch Baseline Test.
• Remember to choose BIR-Dallas Region for your school/organization, NOT your High School if it is listed.
• For players younger than 15, a parent may need to be present to assist in completing the demographic information only.
• After reading the testing script on the next page, begin the test. Good luck!
Thank you again for making this a priority and if there are any questions please let me know
FIHA Vice President.
Thanks to everyone who tried out, and congrats to those selected to represent Frisco for the 2019-20 season!
JV 1 - Coach Chapman
W. Poduska, J. Raish, R. Raish, K. Wilson, A. Kandadi
Z. Davis, T. Heslin, B. Addington, L. Boettcher, D. Sullivan
M. Mukala. G. Harris, D. Watkins, O. Thompson, E. Florence
B. Sloan, R. Sprigg, L. Bacon, A. Monroe, D. Chaney
JV 2 - Coach Hogan
N. Swor, P. Clark, V. Opra, A. Xiao, R. Pilkington, J. Park
E. Pilkington, B. Enloe, D. Hill, M. Brooks, J. Price, S. Malavde
H. Pinkerman, B. Congrove, A. Sosa, B. Giebelhaus,
A. Pothukanuri, P. Blisset, M. Giatrakis, G. Huey
The 2018-19 season officially came to a close with a day dedicated to our Varsity Gold squad.
The team was honored during Tuesday's meeting of Frisco city council, where Mayor Jeff Cheney proclaimed May 7 as "Frisco Ice Hockey Varsity Gold Team Day" in recognition of our 2019 Texas state championship and third-place finish at Nationals.
Our boys were awarded custom-fit Justin Hats -- a good look combined with those national medals -- and a personal copy of the proclamation. We reciprocated with signed team photos and FIHA polos.
Our deepest thanks to City of Frisco TX - City Hall, and especially Mayor Jeff Cheney and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem John Keating, for this tribute and for their enduring support of FIHA. We don't say it enough, but we couldn't do what we do as an organization without them.
Moments like this remind us what a privilege it is to represent this city and we couldn't be more proud to do it. Now it's time to put in the work so we can earn a return visit in 2020!
Thanks to Frisco players Kyle, Dillon and Jacob (along with a couple neighborhood friends) and FIHA board members April and Trisha for volunteering their Thursday night to sort out the massive stack of brand new jerseys for our summer teams. Appreciate the assist, guys. Wouldn't have been ready to start the season without you! Thanks also to our friends at Y&S Sports for rushing through the order to ensure our players would have these jerseys in time for Sunday's openers.
Parents: A reminder that we still need volunteers to serve as room monitors before and after our JV games this summer. If you're willing to help, please email email@example.com.
We'd love to update the photo carousel with images from the 2018-19 season ...but we need your help to do it!
If you have pictures of your player or team from any point this past season -- games, practices, community events, the banquet, etc -- we'd love to show them off. Pick a few of your favorites (no more than five, please) and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get them posted. Thanks.
The Frisco Ice Hockey Association is excited to announce the addition of two new coaches to our staff for the 2019-2020 season.
Joe Blaznek will join FIHA as the Head Coach of our Varsity Silver squad. Coach Joe was most recently the Varsity Bronze coach with McKinney HS. He's familiar to many players in our program, having coached them with the McKinney North Stars the past four seasons.
Coach Joe brings eight years of coaching and 14 years of professional playing experience to FIHA.
Robert (Bobby) Chapman will join FIHA as a Head Coach with our Junior Varsity. Coach Bobby was most recently the Head Coach of the McKinney JV Gold team. He's also coached many of our FIHA
players with the McKinney North Stars the past four seasons.
He brings four years of coaching teams and in skills camps, along with a background in hockey operations and hockey program coordination.
Coach Blaznek and Coach Chapman will be participating with our summer teams. Both bring a strong background in player development through skills training along with an understanding of hockey systems that together has led to individual player advancement and success for their teams on the ice.
The remainder of the 2019-2020 coaching staff will be announced this summer.
- Coach Mike Hogan, FIHA Director of Coaching
It wasn't the color they were gunning for, but Frisco's Varsity Gold squad is coming back to Texas with a hard-earned bronze medal from the 2019 USA Hockey High School National Championship.
Frisco dropped a 2-0 thriller to Colorado's state champs Boulder Monarch in Sunday's semifinal.
The bronze is Frisco's second national medal in three years. The team claimed gold in 2017.
The two evenly matched squads battled for every inch of ice through two scoreless periods before Boulder broke through with a pair goals early in the third. Frisco's offense dominated the rest of the period, generating multiple chances, but was unable to secure the equalizer.
Cam Pendleton, making his second start of the day, was solid between the pipes for Frisco, stopping 28 of 30 shots he faced.
Frisco finished the tournament with a 4-1 record, knocking off the champions from California, Indiana, Ohio and Wyoming.
It was announced after the game that the team will be honored by the City of Frisco during a council meeting on May 7. Details of the event will be forwarded shortly.
Well done, boys! Looking forward to another impressive result when DFW hosts the national tournament in 2020.
Another week, another championship for FIHA! Varsity Gold claimed the ATT Metroplex High School Hockey League championship Thursday night with an 8-0 win over Highland Park. Special teams were the difference as Frisco tallied four power play and two shorthanded goals in the rout. Cameron Wee led the way with a pair of goals, while Mikey Kennedy, CJ Bachman, John Muir, Cullen Hogan, Cole Enloe and Stefan Kruger each chipped in singles. Cam Pendleton turned aside all 14 shots he faced to earn the shutout.
Varsity Gold now has a month to gear up for the National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Don't miss out on your chance to help support their journey! FIHA has a number of fundraising events in the coming weeks including a Summer Prep Camp, FIHA night at Panera, a public skate at StarCenter, a GoFundMe page and a state champs hoodie sale. Let's dig deep and support the boys as they work to capture Frisco's second national title in three years!
For the second time in three seasons, Frisco has captured the Texas Amateur Hockey Association State Championship! The club swept the three-game preliminaries, then sealed the deal with a clinical 8-0 evisceration of McKinney on Sunday. Stefan Kruger scored his first of two goals 49 seconds into the contest to provide all the offense needed in support of Weston Walker's 21-save shutout. Congrats to our players, coaches, parents and everyone in the FIHA organization! Next stop: Cleveland for the National Championship in March! We'll have fundraising details shortly.
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Thanks to everyone who tried out, and congrats to those selected to represent Frisco for the 2019-20 season!
VARSITY 1 - Coach McLean
I. Lotz , S. Davisson, R. DiDomizio, M. Kennedy, C. Hogan
A. Borham, K. Svensson, T. Gearman, V. Lindsey, J. Kiegerl
B. Forden, C. Wee, A. Mendez, S. Kruger, B. Leija, A. Sanders
K. Rolland, P. Beadles, C. McGahey
VARSITY 2 - Coach Blaznek
M. Hagle, G. Peck, J. Pickrell, R. Hefley, D. Farber, J. Barner
T. Lotz, J. Pickett, V. Vaidhyanathan, R. Foto, Z. Miller
R. Kushnirsky, A. Cochran, C. McCarthey, M. Brooks
C. Rankert, J. Russo, Z. Mazzola, A. Poage, W. Woods