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Board Meeting notes Feb 3rd 2020

Central Indiana Knights

Board Meeting Minutes



Board Members Present:   

Dave Cuffel, Tara Einterz, Julie Tomich, Jason Holland, Jason Challand, Chris Trede



1.  Discussion with 16U Parents:

The majority of the 16 U parents came to the board meeting to ask questions, voice their concerns, and provide input to the board.  The questions and concerns were mostly around four topics:


-Not enough kids to play in games.  The parents said typically they have between 9-12 players at games and tournaments and that is not enough players, their boys are exhausted, and as a result, many are dissatisfied with their experience.  Dave and the board explained that we had several more players who committed to playing with the Knights only to cancel at the last minute, which left us with a deficit.  The board mentioned we will do what we can to have more players play on the 16U team for the remaining games.  The board is working through how to ensure the 16U players are committed next year and will not ‘drop out’ late in the process.


-Communication has been poor.  The parents felt the coach/board should have told them early in the season that they would be short of players on the 16U team.  We should have had this meeting much earlier.  The parents also suggested that the board or Dave Cuffel talk with the 16U team about the season so far, to share the vision going forward, and to answer any questions.  Dave plans to do this on Thursday 2/6.  The board asked the 16U parents to call or email the board with any concerns or thoughts whenever they have them….and not to wait for a board meeting.  The board committed to following up with the 16U parents regarding the February 15 Big Bear Tournament as well as the number of committed players.


-Distant and Cancelled tournaments frustrating.  The parents mentioned their boys played in 1 tournament and 2 had been cancelled.  They were particularly frustrated when they went to KY early in the morning only to be turned back as the games were cancelled.  Some had purchased hotel rooms that were not refundable.  Some questioned the need for the 16U/JV team to travel to MI and PA, when there is good competition in our backyard.  The board mentioned sometimes these things happen and not much we can do (when games or tourneys are cancelled late in the process).  The board also mentioned the need to better schedule the games near home, against high school JV teams mostly in this state.  Dave went on to say that the number of games for the JV/16U team should be around 30 games per year.  At this point we are at 26 games played so far.


-With games/tournaments cancelled, will they receive money back?

They wanted to know how the money worked and if the Knights already paid for the                   tournaments that were cancelled.  If they had not, would they receive money back.  The board described how the costs and payments of the Knights works.  That we estimate what we will spend per team and player and at the beginning of the season, the parents are charged  that estimated amount.  At the end of the season, the actual costs are calculated and if there is a refund due, it will be paid.  At this time, the board does not know the numbers yet.  We will know until the end of the season.



2.  Locker Room Lease:

Tara Einterz is working with the Fuel Tank to renew the Varsity locker room lease.  More to come at the next board meeting which will be Feb. 24th at 7:30.


3.  End of Season Banquet:

The End of Season Banquet will be on Sunday March 8.  Julie Tomich will send a note to Varsity parents asking for anyone interested in spearheading this event.  Dave will reach out to parents if not one raises their hand.


4.  Noblesville Appeal:

Noblesville high school does not officially recognize the CIK organization nor their students as part of their Student Athlete program.  Seventeen CIK players (9 Varsity, 8 16U) represent Noblesville High School, which is the largest contingent of players of any high school.  Jason Holland will write a letter to Craig McCaffrey, Noblesville Principal, thanking him for participating in the CIK Senior Night and also to reinforce the commitment of these student-athletes and the benefits to the players as well as the school.  He will also ask the principal and their Athletic Director to reconsider providing Athletic Varsity Letters to the the CIK Varsity team players, like all the other CIK high schools do.



Follow Up Items:

-Dave to talk with 16U players and team about vision and answer questions

-Dave call the 16U parent who asked on which high school hockey team his son will play next year since they will be in the center IPS district.

-Jason Holland to write letter to Noblesville principal

-Tara to finalize locker room lease

-Julie to send note to parents about year end banquet

CIK Board Meeting announced- Feb 3rd

There will be a board meeting Feb 3rd for the CIK Knights.

Registration Link for 2019-2020 tryouts

The link to sign up for tryouts is below. Please register your skater for tryouts coming June 8th and 9th. The registration link closes June 6th.

CIKnights announce a 2nd team for 2019-2020

CIKnights hockey is proud to announce we will be adding a 2nd team for the 2019-2020 hockey season.  This team will play an independent schedule and will not compete for a Hoosier League Championship or a State Championship.  It is open to prospective fall 8th, 9th and 10th graders looking for the high school hockey experience over travel. Dustin Dilts has been named head coach for the CIK Silver team. Mike Farrier will still manage the CIK Black team. Registration link is below. For more information on the 2 teams please contact David Cuffel via

Good Luck!!

Go Knights!

Hoosier Wings Tryouts

The Hoosier Wings are pleased to announce tryout and season information for the 2019-2020 hockey season! The Wings are excited to bring a 16UAA and 18UAA Pre-Post Season National Tournament Bound travel team to the Hoosier League for the upcoming hockey season. The Wings are open to all 9th- 12th grade players actively participating on a Hoosier League high school team for the upcoming season. Tryout information as well as our tentative schedule is as follows:

June 1 1:15-2:45 On-Ice tryout session for all 16u players, Carmel Ice Skadium June 1 4:15-5:45 On-Ice tryout session for all 18u players, Carmel Ice Skadium Weekly 90- minute practices through the month of August
Showcase events and exhibition games though the month of September Potential late December tournament

Post ISHSHA tournament
Practices leading up to Nationals together

Early Apri2-6,2020 16U National Tournament in Troy, Michigan Early Apri2-6,2020 18U National Tournament in Irvine, California

Tryout fee for the Hoosier Wings will be $50 and season assessment will be $1500 plus a small additional fee for team apparel. Please copy and paste to sign up at the link below and bring a check to tryouts for the tryout fee:

16u team will be coached by Central Indiana Knight Head Coach Mike Farrier and HSE Head Coach Adrian Render

18u team will be coached by South Stars Head Coach Terry Hebert and Zionsville Associate Coach Ben Highsmith

Thank you and we look forward to an exciting season! Thanks
Rob Ferguson
Hoosier League President 

Introducing Knights Head Coach Mike Farrier

The Central Indiana Knights Officially introduce and welcome new Head Coach Mike Farrier. 

Coach Farrier played youth and high school hockey in Central Indiana, including 4 years of high school hockey for the Cathedral Chatard Hockey Club. After graduating from Cathedral, Coach Farrier played NCAA Division 3 hockey at Northland College. He has coached youth, high school, and college hockey throughout the Midwest.  He was assistant coach for the 2017 3A State Champion, 2018 4A State Runner Up, and 2019 3A State Champion Central Indiana Knight, in addition to numerous other tournament championships with the Knights.  In addition to coaching, Mike is a part of Central Scouting for the North American Hockey League, as well as a scout for the USPHL’s Hartford WolfPack. You’ll rarely see coach without his wife Amber, and children Noah, Harper, and Zoe.

Welcome Coach Farrier from the Knights Family!

Spring League Hockey info

Spring League for the Central Indiana Knight Hockey Club is just around the corner.  Attached is a copy of the six week schedule.  Please take a moment to review the date and times to see what works best for your schedule.  

There are only 20 player positions available for each week not including goalies.  This will be on a first come first serve basis so as soon as you know your availability please let me know.  If you show up and your name is not on the list you will be turned away if we have 20 players.  

The fee is $10 per game per player.  If you sign up for all six weeks then the fee is only $50 for all six games.  Please make sure payment is made before your player steps out on the ice.  

Your player will need to bring a light and dark jersey for each game.  

Please email David Cuffel at and/or Tara Einterz at to register for Spring League or if you have any questions.

Central Indiana Knights Hockey

  • Your Central Indiana Knights hockey team won the 2018-2019 3A state championship in a thrilling 4-2 victory over Evansville.  Evansville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period before the Knights rallied for three unanswered goals in the second.  Evansville notched another in the second but would get no closer as the Knights answered with one more of their own to end the period.  The 3rd was scoreless with the Knights dominating defensively to claim their second title in three years.  Go Knights!!

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Jason Holland

Central Indiana Knights Hockey

State Champs! Mission Accomplished!

Knights Win a Hard Fought Victory over Evansville, 4-2!