About Us

Summit City High School Hockey Association (SCHSHA) has been a member of Ft. Wayne High School Hockey for over 40 years. The Panthers were one of the original high school teams at the inception of the association during the 1974-1975 season. Summit City was formerly the Snider High School Panthers until FWCS opted to discontinue its affiliation with the league around 2012. SCHSHA is an independent association registered with USA Hockey and a proud member of FWHSHA, abiding by the by-laws of both the League and the Indiana State High School Hockey Association.

We are proud of our heritage and association with Snider over the years and still call Snider our home school. The Panthers team has played in 9 State Championships winning 8 since 1974, including the 2015 Class 1A State Championship. We are the only team in Fort Wayne that can boast of an ex-NHL player. Fred Knipscheer was a Snider High School player and graduate who played for the Boston Bruins in 1993 & 1994. Fred's jersey number was retired in 2005. He is the only player to have received this honor for the Panthers hockey program. Another Panther alumnus we're proud to claim is Kaleigh Schrock, a star and two-year captain of the Fort Wayne Komets.

Like the other teams in the league, the association membership is made up of all the parents of the team players. Out of this membership, Board officers are elected and the President automatically becomes a FWHSHA Board member representing our team on the Board. All games and practices are held at the SportOne Parkview Icehouse (also known as Canlan Ice Center). We practice twice a week with games on Wednesday and crossover games on weekends.

Summit City High School Hockey Association is a non-profit organization operating a high school program for the benefit of students who want to participate in the area high school system.The team and the league provide young players an opportunity to develop their hockey talent along with their physical and social skills, all with a strong focus on academics. As one of the original Fort Wayne area high school hockey teams, we have a long, rich history of hockey in the community. We are proud of our players, and of the team banners collected over the years at the League and State level.

For questions or information contact Mike Thornson, President   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , cell: 260 403-0964 or Kevin Shoda, Team Manager, at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .