The LHSHL opened the 2022-23 season with a bang as varsity teams hit the ice last Friday night. Here's a look around the league scores from the opening weekend.
Plant 7, River Ridge 1
Recap: Plant picked up their first win of the season with a 7-1 win over River Ridge on Friday night.. The Panthers scored seven unanswered, led by two goals from Dean Johnson and three points from Ryan Baert. Charles Abel stopped 16 of 17 shots in the win for Plant. Hayden Hutner scored the lone goal for River Ridge.
Records: Plant 1-0-0, River Ridge 0-1-0
Seminole 15, Berkeley 2
Recap: An eight goal second period paced the Sharks as Seminole topped Berkeley 15-2 on Friday night. Elliot Hernandez paced the Sharks with five points, including two goals, while Matthew Wallace and Xavier Jones each had three points for Seminole. William Bellin stopped 17 shots in the win. William Watson scored both goals for Berkeley.
Records: Seminole 1-0-0, Berkeley 0-1-0
Wiregrass 9, Freedom 4
Recap: Four goals in both the second and third periods paced Wiregrass to a 9-4 win over Freedom on Friday night. Terence Levasseur had six points for Wiregrass, including a hat trick, to tie for the league lead in points. Sean Campbell and Aiden Bishop each pitched in three points for Wiregrass, while Erik Williams stopped 36 of 40 shots in the win. Brendan Phelps and Christopher Moyer each had two points for Freedom.
Records: Wiregrass 1-0-0, Freedom 0-1-0
Durant 6, Newsome Wolverines 0
Recap: Several big performances guided Durant to a 6-0 win in their season opener against the Newsome Wolverines. Ethan Carstens had six points, enough to tie for the league lead in points, while Kaeden Wolf had a hat trick in the first period for the Cougars. Ryan Putnam stopped all 11 shots he faced for the shutout. Ethan Jones made 10 saves for the Wolverines.
Records: Durant 1-0-0, Newsome Wolverines 0-1-0
Jesuit 11, Tampa Catholic 4
Recap: Jesuit scored multiple goals in each period to take their first game of the season against rival Tampa Catholic. Robert Sheets Jr. and Samuel Jacobs each had four points for the Tigers, while five other players had multiple points. Justin Brisebois made 14 saves in the win. Matthew Killen and Trey Rodriguez each had three points for Tampa Catholic.
Records: Jesuit 1-0-0, Tampa Catholic 0-1-0
Bloomingdale 6, Tampa 92’s 4
Recap: Bloomingdale came back from a two goal deficit to win their season opener against the Tampa 92’s. Aiden Locicero had a hat trick for the Bulls, including two goals after Bloomingdale fell behind 4-2 in the second period. Conner Mcduffie had two goals for the Bulls, while Samuel Canty stopped 20 shots in the win. Braden Kozlowski had four points for the 92’s on Friday night.
Records: Bloomingdale 1-0-0, Tampa 92’s 0-1-0
Newsome Wolves 8, Jenkins 3
Recap: A perfect power play and a strong third period led the Newsome Wolves to a 8-3 win over Jenkins on Friday night. Newsome was two for two on the power play, and scored three goals in the third period to help seal the win. Eric Nitzschke had four points for the Wolves, while Dylan Dykstra stopped 22 shots. Riley Behen made 25 saves for Jenkins.
Records: Newsome Wolves 1-0-0, Jenkins 0-1-0
East Lake 3, Steinbrenner 0
Recap: East Lake opened their season with tightly fought win over Steinbrenner on Friday night. The Eagles scored one goal in each period, while Connor Sheridan was perfect in net with 29 saves. Michael Macris, Kyran Stahlke and Benjamin Gentry each scored for East Lake. Marcus Benzrihem made 26 saves for Steinbrenner.
Records: East Lake 1-0-0, Steinbrenner 0-1-0
Riverview 6, Land O’ Lakes 2
Recap: Tyler Hoffberg and Nick Macri each had four points and Riverview opened their season with a 6-2 win over Land O’ Lakes. Tyler Smith had three points for the Sharks, while Jacob Boyle made 28 saves on 30 shots in the win. Ethan Curran scored both goals for Land O’ Lakes.
Records: Riverview 1-0-0, Land O’ Lakes 0-1-0
Palmetto 4, Manatee 3
Recap: Palmetto staged a late comeback and took down rival Manatee 4-3 on Friday night. Manatee raced out to a 3-1 lead, but Hayden Stratman scored two goals in the third period to tie the game before Sam Coble scored the game winner midway through the frame. Philip Tate made 23 saves in the win. Braedyn Sullivan stopped 27 shots for Manatee.
Records: Palmetto 1-0-0, Manatee 0-1-0