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A league for the first line heroes in our community

Fire fighters, police officers, medical staff, teachers and armed forces are all invited to join our first ever Heroes League. Teams will receive weekly practices and games for a 10 week season as well as jerseys for practices and games along with game socks. There will also be guest appearances by Tampa Bay Lightning alumni who will step in to coach. 

Practices will be one hour, while games will be 4-on-4 and consist of three 15-minute periods. Every team is guaranteed 10 practices and 10 games throughout the course of the season.

All skaters must be registered with USA Hockey prior to registering for the league. You can find the link to register here

Active military will be split evenly between the Warriors and Veterans, unless we can have enough for a full team. 

Sunday practices will be open for anyone looking for extra ice time. There will be a pre-registration so we can ensure that there will be enough players to run an efficient practice. 

Our practice and game dates will run Monday, October 1 - Sunday, December 16. We will have open practices two weeks before the season starts that will be run by our TBL alumni. All practices and games will take place XTRA Ice in Tampa. 

In regards to the skill level, right now we are going to keep it combined. If we are able to have enough registered, our A/B level players will be moved to FHCI where the C/D will stay at Xtra Ice. I am hopeful that will be for next season, once we start getting our feet wet. We just might not be at that stage yet.

For any questions, comments or concerns please email Kristen Bowness or call 813-301-6578.

Game Schedule

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Warriors vs. Teachers
  • 7:30 p.m. | Police vs. Fire
  • 8:40 p.m. | Medical vs. Veterans

Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Fire vs. Medical
  • 7:30 p.m. | Veterans vs. Warriors
  • 8:40 p.m. | Teachers vs. Police 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Police vs. Medical
  • 7:30 p.m. | Veterans vs. Teachers
  • 8:40 p.m. | Warriors vs. Fire 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Medical vs. Warriors
  • 7:30 p.m. | Police vs. Veterans
  • 8:40 p.m. | Teachers vs. Fire 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Teachers vs. Medical
  • 7:30 p.m. | Warriors vs. Veterans
  • 8:40 p.m. | Fire vs. Police

Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Police vs. Medical
  • 7:30 p.m. | Fire vs. Veterans
  • 8:40 p.m. | Teachers vs. Warriors

Sunday, November 18, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Warriors vs. Police
  • 7:30 p.m. | Teachers vs. Fire
  • 8:40 p.m. | Medical vs. Veterans

Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Teachers vs. Police
  • 7:30 p.m. | Medical vs. Warriors
  • 8:40 p.m. | Fire vs. Veterans

Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Police vs. Veterans
  • 7:30 p.m. | Teachers vs. Medical
  • 8:40 p.m. | Warriors vs. Fire 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • 6:20 p.m. | Team 5 vs. Team 6
  • 7:30 p.m. | Team 4 vs. Team 3
  • 8:40 p.m. | Team 2 vs. Team 1