The ISHSHA is run by a Board of Directors composed of officers and representatives of the four high school leagues and independent teams. It meets five times per year.
The Indiana State High School Invitational Hockey Tournament was first held in 1975, with Gary Andrean defeating Munster 4-3 to win the first state title. In 1983, the tournament was divided into two classes, AAA and AA. In 1988, the A class was added, and in 2000, the A class was divided into Tier I and Tier II. In 2002 the 4-A class was added to showcase the highest level of high school hockey for independent teams in the state. In 2004 the classes were realigned to the present 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A format and in 2010 the classes went back to 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A format
The ISHSHA presents memorial scholarships of $500 each to four senior players who exhibit academic achievement, citizenship, community and school leadership, dedication, and sportsmanship.
Team Indiana, the state's high school all star team, competes annually in the Chicago Showcase Tournament with teams from across the country. Team Indiana will be participating in this year's America's Showcase Hockey Tournament to be held April 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. This event replaces the Chicago Showcase Tournament which was held for many year in Bensenville, IL.
This premier tournament attracts NHL, college, prep, and junior scouts. Team Indiana is composed of junior and senior players who are chosen during open tryouts held each year.