The Hiller Hockey program started in 1996 when interested families in Hopkinton requested that the high school establish an ice hockey program. It took a few years and lots of support from parents and players. Jack Marconey and led a group who organized themselves as the Friends of Hiller Hockey (FOHH). Eric Carty, a coach from those days, still coaches in the program today! Hiller Hockey has grown to include a budgeted varsity and junior varsity team, as well as a team for middle school players.
The need for Friends of Hiller Hockey remains, not only to supplement the funds provided by the school, but also to support the teams by organizing activities outside of the regular practices and games. It's an all volunteer organization and all monies come from donations from families and local supportive business who sponsor the game programs.
Each year the Friends of Hiller Hockey presents the Pioneer Award to a deserving player. The award is named in honor of the original Pioneer Club and giving to a player in recognition of his effort and commitment as a member of the Hopkinton High School Hockey Team. Once selected, the recipient becomes a lifelong member of the Pioneer Club.
Past Winners include: