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.
2016 GRADUATING SENIORS
Zach Rehm - Mitchell Mustangs
2015-2016 SCHOLAR ATHLETE
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.
LHSHL ANNOUNCES JANUARY HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH, MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL GOALIE OF THE MONTH
TAMPA BAY – The Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) today named George Jenkins captain and defenseman Carter Clay the league’s Honda Player of the Month for January and Jesuit goalie Sean Lanoue the league’s Moe’s Southwest Grill Goalie of the Month.
Clay recorded eight goals and four assists for a total of 12 points in January, helping his team clinch a playoff spot with a 3-3 record during the month. In Jenkins’ victory over Wharton on January 29, Clay put on a six-point performance with two goals and four assists. Overall this regular season, he notched 16 goals and put up 26 points in 21 games played. Along with his efforts on the ice, Clay is a junior at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy training to get his pilot’s license and earned a 2.85 un-weighted GPA in January with two AP classes and three honors classes.
Lanoue is receiving the honor after recording a perfect 3-0 record in January, allowing only three total goals against. He notched an assist on January 29 in Jesuit’s 9-0 win over Wiregrass, which led the Tigers to first place in their division, giving them a first-round playoff bye. Lanoue dressed in 19 of Jesuit’s 22 games and saw ice time in 12 of them. On top of his outstanding play in the LHSHL last month, he received a 3.0 un-weighted GPA while taking three AP classes and one honors class and is also an All-County golfer for Jesuit.
Both players will receive a personal replica trophy to recognize their accomplishments, along with their names engraved on the permanent awards to be displayed throughout the season at Amalie Arena.
~BE THE THUNDER~
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: