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LHSHL Awards Banquet Corrections

By LHSHL 04/27/2016, 4:30pm EDT

After a successful 2015-2016 Lightning High School Hockey League Awards Banquet, it was discovered that a few unintentional errors were made throughout the evening. These unfortunate mistakes left deserving individuals out of the spotlight. Below, plese find a list of corrections as they relate to the various LHSHL awards.



Zach Rehm - Mitchell Mustangs


Patrick Kenefick - Manatee Admirals

The LHSHL regrets these errors and omissions, and apologizes to both student athletes, as well as their coaches, families, teammates, friends and fans.

2015-2016 LHSHL Playoff Schedule Released

By LHSHL 01/20/2016, 3:45pm EST

LHSHL playoff dates & times now available

The Lighting High School Hockey League announced the official 2015-2016 LHSHL playoff dates today. Culminating with the Lightning Cup Final on Hockey Day in Tampa on February 13th, qualifying teams will compete in a bracket style, single elimination tournament beginning on February 8th.

The top 3 teams in each of the 4 divisions will earn a spot in the LHSHL playoffs, with the #1 team in each division earning a -BYE- through to the second round. Qualifying teams will battle through their respective divisions and conference on their way to the Lightning Cup Final, which will be televised live on Bright House Sports Network on February 13th.

The 2015-2016 LHSHL playoff dates are as follows:

  • ROUND 1 - February 8, 2016
  • ROUND 2 - February 9, 2016
  • ROUND 3 - February 11, 2016
  • ROUND 4 - February 13, 2016


Around the LHSHL - East Lake

By Kristen Bowness 09/25/2015, 11:00am EDT

East Lake finished strong last season earning the 5th spot in the Florida High School Hockey Association standings, only one point behind Mitchell. Connor Swain and Michael Kovacs tied with the most points for the team during the season, 36 to be exact. Swain with an impressive 22 goals and Kovacs with 22 assists.

With 3 points earned through 2 games, the Eagles currently sit in first place in the Cullimore Division. Their opponent tonight, the Mitchell Mustangs. Only one point behind in the standings, and a game in hand, the Mustangs are nipping at their heels. With the top 3 teams in each division earning a spot in the Lightning Cup Playoffs, this first of 2 meetings between these teams could hold huge playoff implications for these division rivals.

The Blue Crew earned a big win over their rival River Ridge on their first game of the season where they had momentous support from their extensive fan base in the stands cheering them on. Justin Garr has taken over the title of lead scorer while James Belczyk has maintained an .957 goals against average. The Eagles may have their work cut out for them tonight, as Mitchell scored 11 goals during their last game.

The inaugural season of the Lightning High School Hockey League started just last week with one more team added to the rotation. East Lake will take on the Mitchell Mustangs tonight at 9pm at TBSA.