Ladies and Gentlemen, we had 25 hockey games this past weekend in the LHSHL. I had the pleasure of watching 2 games at FHCI on Friday night and on Sunday I was on rink D from 7am-10pm. It was an action-packed two days and I will do my best to give you a recap of all the hockey I got to watch.
But before we go into that, we had a very special guest with us today in the studio for the podcast. Sara Bustad, she is the Diversity and Sled Hockey coordinator in the Community Hockey department. She focuses on growing the game of hockey for girls in the Tampa Bay area as well as in the state of Florida. Sara played hockey in college at Minnesota State College at Mankato. She is excited to be a part of the Community Hockey department. On today’s episode, Sara talks to us about the games her girls played over the weekend and some important dates upcoming for girls in hockey in the area.
Let’s dive into Friday’s games!
The first game of the 2018-2019 season was Seminole vs. Mitchell at CIA
TYLER GAY scored the first goal of the game in the first period. It was assisted by ADAM KUPFERMAN. Mitchell was able to put another goal in second. ADAM KUPFERMAN got his second point of the game in the third by scoring a goal. Seminole’s RYAN BAHULA opened the scoring for his team to make it 3-1. Mitchell and Seminole both added another goal. The game ended 4-2 with Mitchell as your winner.
Our next and final game of the night at CIA was played by Jenkins and Berkeley.
Berkeley had full control of this one folks, Berkeley scored three goals in the first period RONAN FARMER opened up the scoring, followed by two goals from MARCUS ROSE. JAMES HORAN would add a goal in the second and in the third period, MARCUS ROSE would finish his quest for the hat trick. Berkeley took the game 5-0
Over at TBSA, we had East Lake vs. Steinbrenner. MAX WEINSTOCK and PRANAY PRASANNA scored for Steinbrenner in the first period. East Lake’s BENJAMIN LACEY and ADRIAN MATOSEVIC scored early in the second to make this a 2-2 game, but Steinbrenner tacked on three more goals to ultimately win this contest, 5-2
Next up at TBSA, we had a match between West Manatee and Palm Harbor. We had a scoreless first period and in the second Palm Harbor scored three goals, two by THOMAS ZAMBA and the other by RICHARD BISZANT. West Manatee got one back from MATE IMRE. Palm Harbor’s SANTIAGO BARRIOS put the game out of reach in the third with two goals. This game ended 5-2 with Palm Harbor getting the W
Moving on to our games at FHIC. Jesuit vs Freedom.
This game was all Freedom. DYLAN OCONNER, OWEN BARNO, and JACOB KARCH had two goal games. This one ended 8-0 Freedom.
The second game of the evening at FHCI was played by Wiregrass and River Ridge.
DANIEL MCCARTHY got the start in net for River Ridge. NICHOLAS SANTOYO opened the scoring of the game for River Ridge in the first. A total of 5 goals would be scored in the second by each team. TYLER COOK and MATTHEW MCGOVERN added a goal and an assist each, they were able to tie the game up 2-2 in the second, but River Ridge was able to run away with this one in the third with a final score of 6-2.
And for the last of our two Friday games, we shift our attention to ISF. Game 1 was between Plant vs. Durant. This one was all Durant, JORDAN PUTNAM got Durant’s first goal of the season in the first period. We had a scoreless second period and in the third, we saw a goal from AIDAN KENNEDY, CHRISTIAN EGGER, and DAVID ERWIN. Durant got the win 4-0 and DILLION GARASZ got the shutout in net.
Game 2 we had Bloomingdale vs. Newsome. Folks, this one was all Newsome. They opened the scoring in the first from a powerplay goal by CARSON SCHULDT that would wind up being the game winner. They would go on to win the game 5-0. BRAXTON LUCERO finished the game with two goals. One in the second, the other in the third.
Now it’s time to move on to Sunday and our full day at FHCI which had 17 games!
Our early morning special and first game of the day was Jesuit vs. Wiregrass. Jesuit bounced back from their tough loss on Friday by taking absolute control of this one folks. They won 12-0. OWEN FORREST had 2 goals and 2 assists. COLE MANGAN added 2 goals and an assist of his own and ADAM CUSTABLE had 3 goals and 3 assists.
Durant vs. Freedom was our next game. Freedom was victorious 6-4. MATTHEW SPECIALE and OWEN BARNO had multi-goal game’s for Freedom. ERIC BOWLES did the same for Durant, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
We have Bloomingdale vs. Plant. This one was all Plant. Plant got on the board early and had full control. HAMILTON REESE had the game’s first goal and ended the game with a hat-trick. ANTHONY PANDOLFO was able to get Bloomingdale on the board in the third but the final score was 9-1 Plant.
Over on the other rink we have Jenkins vs. Newsome.
This contest was all Newsome 12-0 TANIS BELL and JACOB LYNCH had multi-goal games.
River Ridge vs. Mitchell was a very close game. River Ridge won 2-1. DERIAN BROWN opened the game in the first for RR. NICHOLAS SANTAYO got his team’s second goal of the game in the second period. TYLER GAY scored Mitchell’s only goal of the game in the third.
Berkeley vs. Palm Harbor was another tight match. MARCUS ROSE had both of Berkeley’s goals in the game but THOMAS ZAMBA’S two goals along with one from SANTIAGO BARRIOS was enough for Palm Harbor to get the 3-2 win.
Seminole vs. East Lake was another close game. East Lake would go on to win 5-3 with big contributions from DEMITRI SAMARKOS and BENJAMIN LACEY.
West Manatee vs. Steinbrenner was won handedly by Steinbrenner 7-1
Freedom vs. Wiregrass was a lopsided affair. Freedom had control of the game for the opening faceoff and would go on to win 9-1.
Plant vs. Newsome was an absolute battle. It was 2-1 at the end of the first. 3-3 at the end of the second. Plant went ahead in the third with a goal from TYLER DAVIS, but JACOB LYNCH tied the game up at 4-4 in the last minutes of the game for Newsome.
Mitchell vs. Jenkins
Jenkins was able to open the scoring of the game in the first but was unable to stop Mitchell the rest of the game. Mitchell won the game 8-2
River Ridge vs. Steinbrenner
Steinbrenner jumped ahead with two goals in the first. River Ridge got on the board in the second and three times in the third, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Steinbrenner, 5-4
Berkeley vs. West Manatee
JAMES HORAN had a hat trick in this game, but West Manatee was able to get the win 5-3
Palm Harbor vs. Seminole was our last game on Rink C for the day.
RYAN BAHULA got the scoring going in the first for Seminole, but it was his teammate, CARSAN CABRAL-DOWNES that would wind up getting the game-winning goal in the third to get Seminole the win. 6-3
The last game of our 17-game day was East Lake vs. Manatee
DANIEL CULLEN of Manatee would score the game’s first goal but it was the clutch work of DEMITRI SAMARKOS and his two-goal game that would power East Lake past Manatee. 4-3
Tag(s): Jr./Sr. EDP LHSHL Elite - Jr/Sr LHSHL EDP LHSHL Western Conference Lecavalier Division Palm Harbor Seminole Berkeley Plant Bradley Division Mitchell Steinbrenner East Lake River Ridge Eastern Conference Andreychuk Division Freedom Jesuit Wiregrass Jenkins Modin Division Bloomingdale Durant West Manatee Newsome Manatee