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LHSHL Catchment Areas

The Lightning High School Hockey League improves its league structure to clarify and streamline player team assignments

Students who attend one of the defined high schools within a team catchment area are eligible to play for that team, and students who attend either a private (not affiliated with a team), charter, public high school without a geographic attendance zone, or are homeschooled, will generally be assigned to the team affiliated with the public school for which they are zoned based on their home address. All other players, including those within team catchment areas that have not formed a team, will be treated as pool players assigned to a team based on need. Any senior who as a result of this change would be assigned to a different team, will have the option to either play for his old team or for the new team.

Below is a summary of the catchment areas for each LHSHL team along with the related schools approved by the LHSHL Board of Directors for the next three seasons including 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020:


Catchment Area / Team Pure/Combined Players Attending/Zoned
For The Following
High School
Berkeley Pure 1 Berkeley
Bloomingdale Combined 1 Bloomingdale
2 East Bay
3 Lennard
4 Riverview (Hillsborough County)
Durant Combined 1 Brandon
2 Durant
3 Plant City
4 Strawberry Crest
East Lake Pure 1 East Lake
East Manatee Combined 1 Lakewood Ranch
2 Palmetto
Freedom Combined 1 Freedom
2 Gaither
3 Wharton
Jenkins Combined 1 Bartow
2 George Jenkins
3 Lake Gobson
4 Teneroc
Jesuit Pure 1 Jesuit
Mitchell Copmbined 1 Land O' Lakes
2 Mitchell
3 Sunlake
Newsome Pure 1 Newsome
Palm Harbor Combined 1 Countryside
2 Dunedin
3 Palm Harbor
4 Tarpon Springs
Plant Combined 1 Hillsborough
2 Plant
3 Robinson
River Ridge Combined 1 Anclote
2 Fivay
3 Hudson
4 River Ridge
Sarasota Combined 1 Riverview (Sarasota County)
2 Sarasota
3 Venice
Seminole Combined 1 Boca Ciega
2 Lakewood
3 Seminole
4 St. Petersburgh
Steinbrenner Combined 1 Alonso
2 Sickles
3 Steinbrenner
West Manatee** Combined 1 Bayshore
2 Braden River
3 Manatee
4 Southeast
Wiregrass Combined 1 Cypress Creek
2 Wesley Chapel
3 Wiregrass
4 Zephryhills


The following schools are not currently assigned to an individual team within the LHSHL. Players attending, or living within the boundary area for the listed public school, are considered to be pool players. 


Pool players will be assigned to teams by the Boundary Committee in accordance with LHSHL rules and regulations.

County Traditional Public School Zone
Hillsborough Armwood
Hillsborough Blake
Hillsborough Chamberlain
Hillsborough Jefferson
Hillsborough King
Hillsborough Leto
Hillsborough Middleton
Pasco Gulf
Pasco Pasco
Pasco Ridgewood
Pinellas Dixie Hollins
Pinellas Gibbs
Pinellas Largo
Pinellas Northeast
Pinellas Osceola
Pinellas Pinellas
Polk Auburndale
Polk Fort Meade
Polk Frostproof
Polk Haines City
Polk Kathleen
Polk Lake Region
Polk Lakeland
Polk Mulberry
Polk Ridge Community
Polk Winter Haven
Sarasota Booker
Sarasota North Port