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LHSHL Lightning Cup Champions

By Aaron Humphrey | February 14, 2024

Congratulations to the Cypress Creek Coyotes for winning the LHSHL Lightning Cup Championship this past Friday by a score of 5-3 over the Steinbrenner Warriors. This championship also comes in Cypress Creeks first year in the league. You can now listen to the entire LHSHL Championship game broadcast now! Check it out! Apple: https://apple.co/3UzYiZa Spotify:…

Sights & Sounds from the LHSHL Lightning Cup Playoffs

By Aaron Humphrey | February 6, 2024

by Thompson Brandes @ThompsonBrandes / TampaBayLightning.com The concept of packing up the car and heading to a Sunday of high school ice hockey didn’t exist during my days as a local youth. But the Lightning Community & Hockey Development program has changed that. Their programs and training centers have provided opportunity and given life to one of…

December Player and Goalie of the Month

By Aaron Humphrey | January 29, 2024

Congratulations to our December Player and Goalie of the Month! Player – Wiregrass – Sean Campbell GP – 3 G – 8 A – 1 PTS – 9 *Two hattricks and two power play goals Goalie – Riverview Sharks – Nolan Sloan GP this season – 14 Saves – 365 Minutes – 598 GAA –…

2023-24 LHSHL All-Stars

By Aaron Humphrey | December 19, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Lightning High School Hockey League All-Star selections! On January 17th, Tampa’s best LHSHL players will take to the ice at Amalie Arena to compete in an East vs West conference showdown. Date: January 17, 2024 Location: Amalie Arena Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm Cost: FREE Team East includes Ethan Curran, Zack Myers,…

November Player and Goalie of the Month

By Aaron Humphrey | December 13, 2023

Congratulations to our November Player and Goalie of the Month! Player – Mitchell Mustangs/Kane Eanes  GP – 2 G – 5 A – 5 PTS – 10 Goalie – Plant Panthers/Charles Abel GP this season – 13 Shots against – 355 Goals against – 27 GAA – 2.09 SV % – .924 Wins – 11…

October Player and Goalie of the Month

By Aaron Humphrey | November 15, 2023

Huge congratulations to our October Player and Goalie of the Month! Zack Myers of Land O’ Lakes had an impressive October for the Gators as he notched 10 goals scored and 4 assists for a total of 14 points through 4 games. Leland Cigarran kept the Freedom Patriots rolling through October, posting a 3-1 record…

September Player and Goalie of the Month

By Aaron Humphrey | November 3, 2023

Huge congratulations to our Player and Goalie of the Month! Evan Kouznetsov of the Plant Panthers led all players in the month of September with an outstanding 18 goals scored and 8 assists for a total of 26 points in just 6 games. Ethan Fischer backstopped the Palmetto Tigers to 4 straight wins in September…

First Two Playoff Rounds Finish With Close Battles

By iclarke | September 11, 2023

FIRST ROUND Friday, February 3rd Steinbrenner 4, Palmetto 2 Recap: A three-goal third period helped guide Steinbrenner to a 4-2 comeback win over Palmetto in the first round of the LHSHL playoffs on Friday. Paul Johnson opened the scoring in the first period for the Warriors, and added an empty net tally in the third.…

Regular Season Closes as Final Playoff Spots Taken

By iclarke | September 11, 2023

VARSITY Friday, January 27th Durant 2, Manatee 1 Recap: Micah Carr’s early third-period goal held up as the game-winner as Durant took a 2-1 win over Manatee. Tucker McKinney opened the scoring for Durant, while Ryan Putnam stopped 39 of 40 shots in the win. Talon Whaley scored the lone goal for Manatee. Records: Durant…

Playoff Push Gets Close in This Week’s Recap

By iclarke | September 11, 2023

VARSITY Friday, January 20th Plant 7, Mitchell 1 Recap: A six-goal first period broke open the game for Plant on their way to a 7-1 win. Ryan Baert scored twice and added an assist for Plant, while three other Panthers each had a goal and an assist. Charles Abel made seven saves in the win.…