Regular Season Closes as Final Playoff Spots Taken
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 17-3-2, Manatee 10-10-2
Newsome Wolves 9, Land O’ Lakes 7
Recap: Newsome rode a four-goal third period to a 9-7 win over Land O’ Lakes on Friday. Colin Jackson had four goals and an assist for Newsome, while Skogen Schrott had two goals and three assists. Ethan Curran scored five goals for Land O’ Lakes.
Records: Newsome Wolves 19-2-1, Land O’ Lakes 14-7-1
Plant 9, River Ridge 3
Recap: Three goals in each period paced Plant to a 9-3 win over River Ridge on Friday. Brenden Sickles had two goals and an assist, while five other Panthers had multiple points. Charles Abel made 13 saves in the win. Carter Lindquist stopped 43 shots for River Ridge.
Records: Plant 15-6-1, River Ridge 6-16-0
Wiregrass 2, Seminole 2
Recap: A late goal from Emmet Menendez helped Seminole tie Wiregrass 2-2 on Friday night. Menendez had both goals for Seminole, including the game’s first tally. Wiregrass scored twice to take a 2-1 lead behind a goal and an assist each for Terence Levasseur and Daniel Petukhov before Menendez’s late tying goal. Brody Levering made 40 saves for Wiregrass, while William Bellin stopped 24 for Seminole.
Records: Wiregrass 12-8-2, Seminole 7-13-2
East Lake 8, Tampa Catholic 0
Recap: A five goal first period helped guide East Lake to an 8-0 win over Tampa Catholic. George Brkljacic and Kyran Stahlke each had three points for the Eagles, while Connor Sheridan picked up the shutout. Jacob Fisch made 30 saves for Tampa Catholic.
Records: East Lake 18-1-3, Tampa Catholic 1-21-0
Jenkins 7, Palmetto 1
Recap: A four goal third period helped Jenkins finish off Palmetto 7-1 on Friday. Jacob Lloren had four goals for Jenkins, while Joshua Skipper had a goal and four assists. James Gelvin scored the lone goal for Palmetto.
Records: Jenkins 8-13-1, Palmetto 13-8-1
Freedom 3, Newsome Wolverines 3
Recap: A back and forth battle between Freedom and the Newsome Wolverines ended in a 3-3 tie on Friday. Kaine Otterbacher had two goals and an assist for Newsome, while Brandon Vogt made 35 saves. Maxwell Ratliff and Christopher Moyer each had a goal and an assist for Freedom.
Records: Freedom 7-9-6, Newsome Wolverines 3-16-3
Jesuit 8, Tampa 92s 1
Recap: Jesuit scored the game’s first three goals on their way to an 8-1 win over the Tampa 92s. Robert Sheets Jr had a hat trick for Jesuit, while Matthew Dolan had four assists for the Tigers. Jonathan Coleman made 19 saves in the win. Braden Kozlowski scored for the 92s.
Records: Jesuit 16-5-1, Tampa 92s 3-18-1
Steinbrenner 2, Mitchell 2
Recap: Two goals from Ben Grossman helped Steinbrenner tie Mitchell 2-2 on Friday. Jaxson Clark had two assists for Steinbrenner, while Luke Moforis stopped 17 shots. Edward Kotula was sharp in net for Mitchell, making 32 saves, while Henry Bourtman and Carter Trussler each scored for the Mustangs.
Records: Steinbrenner 12-7-3, Mitchell 10-8-4