Playoff Push Gets Close in This Week’s Recap
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. Cody Spera scored the lone goal for Mitchell.
Records: Plant 14-6-1, Mitchell 10-8-3
Land O’ Lakes 5, Durant 3
Recap: Three straight goals in the third period helped turn a 2-2 tie into a 5-2 lead for Land O’ Lakes, who held on for a 5-3 win over Durant. Jason Abdullah had a goal and an assist for Land O’ Lakes, while Sean Murrey and Troy Bryan each had two assists. Ethan Carstens had a goal and an assist for Durant.
Records: Land O’ Lakes 14-6-1, Durant 16-3-2
Newsome Wolves 8, Tampa Catholic 1
Recap: Six first-period goals led the Newsome Wolves to an 8-1 win over Tampa Catholic. Zachary Borukhin had two goals and an assist for Newsome, while Brent Lucero had three assists. Jace Heffernan scored for Tampa Catholic.
Records: Newsome Wolves 18-2-1, Tampa Catholic 1-20-0
Jesuit 5, Jenkins 1
Recap: A four goal third period broke open a tied game for Jesuit on their way to a 5-1 win over Jenkins. Alex and Luke Lalonde each scored for the Tigers in the third period, while Matthew Dolan had a goal and an assist. Gregory Politis made 23 saves in the win. Preston Peterson scored the lone goal for Jenkins.
Records: Jesuit 15-5-1, Jenkins 7-13-1
Riverview 7, Seminole 1
Recap: Nick Macri and Tyler Hoffberg combined to lead Riverview to a 7-1 win over Seminole. Macri scored four times, while Hoffberg had two goals and three assists. Samuel Laverty added three assists as well for Riverview, while Patrick Boyle made 23 saves. Zachary Bahret scored for Seminole.
Records: Riverview 13-7-2, Seminole 7-13-1
Steinbrenner 7, Palm Harbor 4
Recap: A three-goal second period helped put the game away for Steinbrenner in a 7-4 win over Palm Harbor. Jaxson Clark and Noah Leikensohn each scored twice for the Warriors, while Vincent Vedmed had three points. Scott Johnson scored all four goals for Palm Harbor.
Records: Steinbrenner 12-7-2, Palm Harbor 13-7-2
Freedom 8, River Ridge 3
Recap: Freedom scored seven unanswered goals in an 8-3 comeback win over River Ridge. Christopher Moyer had a hat trick and five total points for the Patriots, while Brendan Phelps had a goal and two assists. Adam Roberts had two points for River Ridge.
Records: Freedom 7-9-5, River Ridge 6-15-0
Wiregrass 9, Newsome Wolverines 2
Recap: A seven-goal first period paced Wiregrass on their way to a 9-2 win over the Newsome Wolverines. Terence Levasseur had three goals and two assists for Wiregrass, while Sean Campbell and Aiden Bishop each had three point nights. Kaine Otterbacher and David Schaber each scored for the Wolverines.
Records: Wiregrass 12-8-1, Newsome Wolverines 3-16-2
East Lake 5, Manatee 2
Recap: East Lake scored three unanswered goals to close out Manatee 5-2 on Friday night. George Brkljacic had a goal and an assist for the Eagles, while Caleb Webber had two assists. Connor Sheridan made 35 saves in net for East Lake. Carson Siwicki had two points for Manatee.
Records: East Lake 17-1-3, Manatee 10-9-2
Palmetto 4, Bloomingdale 2
Recap: Two late goals in the third period helped guide Palmetto to a 4-2 win over Bloomingdale. Connor Mahoney had two goals, including the game-winning goal with 2:14 left in the third period, while James Gelvin had three assists. Philip Tate made 31 saves for Palmetto. Jacob Otto stopped 32 for Bloomingdale.
Records: Palmetto 13-7-1, Bloomingdale 5-15-2
Saturday, January 21st
Newsome Wolves 1, Durant 0
Recap: Kyle Meyers scored the lone goal to lead Newsome to a 1-0 win over division rival Durant on Saturday. Meyers scored just 36 seconds into the game, but it would be the only tally of the day for either side. Dylan Dykstra finished with a 10 save shutout for the Wolves, while Ryan Putnam made 18 saves on 19 shots for Durant.
Records: Newsome Wolves 18-2-1, Durant 16-3-2
Jesuit 3, Palmetto 0
Recap: A shutout from Justin Brisebois helped lead Jesuit to a 3-0 win over Palmetto on Saturday. Brisebois made nine saves in the win, while Derek Sachs chipped in a goal and an assist for the Tigers. Ethan Fischer made 35 saves for Palmetto.
Records: Jesuit 15-5-1, Palmetto 13-7-1
Sunday, January 22nd
Palmetto 8, Tampa 92s 2
Recap: Palmetto scored the game’s first four goals on their way to an 8-2 win over the Tampa 92s on Sunday. Edward Tumolo V scored twice, while four other Tigers each had two points. Philip Tate made 21 saves in the win for Palmetto. Braden Kozlowski and Lucas Ross each had two points for the 92s.
Records: Palmetto 13-7-1, Tampa 92s 3-17-1
East Lake 4, Manatee 1
Recap: Two goals from Ashton Gibson helped lead East Lake to a 4-1 win over Manatee on Sunday. Benjamin Gentry and Cooper Christensen each had a goal and two assists for the Eagles, while Connor Sheridan made 33 saves. Jacob Estep scored for Manatee.
Records: East Lake 17-1-3, Manatee 10-9-2
Palmetto 3, Seminole 1
Recap: Palmetto scored three unanswered goals after falling behind early, finishing out with a 3-1 win over Seminole on Sunday. Ethan Fischer made 29 saves in the win for Palmetto, while three Tigers each had a goal. Cayzen Anderson scored the lone goal for Seminole.
Records: Palmetto 13-7-1, Seminole 7-13-1
Manatee 4, Mitchell 3
Recap: Colton Segneri scored the game-winning goal with just eight seconds left to lead Manatee to a big 4-3 win over Mitchell. With both teams fighting for a playoff spot and Manatee needing a win, the Admirals pulled their goalie in a 3-3 tied game late in the third period. Segneri scored late to give Manatee the win, his third point of the night. Kane Eanes had a goal and an assist for Mitchell.
Records: Manatee 10-9-2, Mitchell 10-8-3
Palm Harbor 5, Wiregrass 3
Recap: Palm Harbor scored three unanswered in the third period in a 5-3 comeback win over Wiregrass. Ben Reimer had a goal and an assist, while Luca Petrulli made 33 saves for Palm Harbor. Sean Campbell had two goals and an assist for Wiregrass.
Records: Palm Harbor 13-7-2, Wiregrass 12-8-1
Riverview 8, Jenkins 0
Recap: Patrick Boyle stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout in an 8-0 win for Riverview. Boyle made 20 saves, including 10 in the first period alone. Tyler Hoffberg had six points, while Nick Macri had four for Riverview. Riley Behen made 22 saves for Jenkins.
Records: Riverview 13-7-2, Jenkins 7-13-1
Mitchell 4, Freedom 4
Recap: Mitchell battled back from two separate deficits to tie Freedom 4-4 on Sunday. Needing every point they could get in a battle for a playoff spot, Mitchell rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to earn the tie. Carter Trussler had a goal and an assist for Mitchell. Andrew Karch had two assists for Freedom, while Leland Cigarran made 23 saves.
Records: Mitchell 10-8-3, Freedom 7-9-5
Wiregrass 9, River Ridge 6
Recap: A high scoring affair ended with a 9-6 win for Wiregrass over River Ridge on Sunday. Sean Campbell and Anthony Guinzali each had three points for Wiregrass, while Terence Levasseur scored twice. Hayden Hutner had two goals and an assist for River Ridge.
Records: Wiregrass 12-8-1, River Ridge 6-15-0
Newsome Wolves 6, Riverview 1
Recap: Newsome scored six unanswered goals to close out the game in a 6-1 win over Riverview. Colin Jackson had a hat trick and four total points, while Henry Sprinkle and Brent Lucero each had two assists. Dylan Dykstra made 27 saves in the win for the Wolves. Nick Macri scored the lone goal for Riverview.
Records: Newsome Wolves 18-2-1, Riverview 13-7-2
Jenkins 3, Bloomingdale 1
Recap: Two third-period goals led Jenkins to a 3-1 win over Bloomingdale on Sunday. Joshua Skipper had a goal and an assist for Jenkins, while Andrew Braciszewski made 15 saves. Samuel Canty made 17 saves for Bloomingdale, while Damani McDaniel scored for the Bulls.
Records: Jenkins 7-13-1, Bloomingdale 5-15-2
Jesuit 10, Newsome Wolverines 1
Recap: A four-goal first period guided Jesuit to a 10-1 win over the Newsome Wolverines on Sunday. Cj Hovan and Ashton Stavish each had two goals and an assist, while Matthew Dolan had three points. Dylan Simon scored for the Wolverines.
Records: Jesuit 15-5-1, Newsome Wolverines 3-16-2
Plant 5, Steinbrenner 2
Recap: Plant held off Steinbrenner in a close battle, 5-2 on Sunday. Ryan Baert had a goal and two assists for Plant, while Cayden Hardie had two points. Charles Abel made 28 saves for Plant. Ari Blatt and Carson Ring each scored for Steinbrenner.
Records: Plant 14-6-1, Steinbrenner 12-7-2
Jesuit 3, Land O’ Lakes 1
Recap: Robert Sheets Jr scored twice to lead Jesuit to a huge 3-1 win over division rival Land O’ Lakes. Derek Sachs also scored for Jesuit, while Justin Brisebois made 27 saves in the win for the Tigers. Dylan Mize scored for Land O’ Lakes, while Mikhail Dumenko made 45 saves.
Records: Jesuit 15-5-1, Land O’ Lakes 14-6-1