Summit City Panthers

Summit City High School Hockey Association (SCHSHA) has been a member of the Fort Wayne High School Hockey Association (FWHSHA) for over 40 years, having been one of the original members of the association its first season (1974-1975). 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, operating in accordance with the by-laws of both the League and Indiana State High School Hockey Association.

We are proud of our heritage and association with Snider over the years and still consider 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 Fort Wayne team that can boast of an ex-NHL player. Fred Knipscheer, a former Snider High School player and graduate, played for the Boston Bruins in 1993 & 1994. Fred's Snider Panther 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. .