TAMPA BAY - The Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) today named Seminole goaltender William Hannon and East Lake goaltender Anthony Samarkos the league's Moe's Southwest Grill Goalies of the Month for December and January, respectively.
Hannon stopped 23 of 26 shots in victories over Newsome and Steinbrenner during December. Playing for the Sharks the past two seasons, the sophomore helped lead his team to the playoffs in both seasons. When he's not playing for the Sharks, Hannon is stopping pucks for the Scorpions U18 travel team or playing attack on the lacrosse team for St. Petersburg High School. Hannon was also an LHSHL All-Star Goalie following the 2015-16 season and is an honors student at Canterbury School of Florida.
Samarkos played in three games during the month of January, posting a record of 3-0. The sophomore collected wins over River Ridge, Plant, and Mitchell. Samarkos stopped 47 of the 54 shots he faced during his three victories. Samarkos plays travel hockey for the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning U16A team while balancing a 4.06 weighted GPA and a 3.73 unweighted GPA at East Lake High School. When he's not on the ice, Samarkos enjoys competing in roller hockey tournaments.
Hannon and Samarkos will receive personal replica trophies to recognize their accomplishments, along with their names engraved on the permanent award that will be given to the winner of the Moe's Southwest Grill Goalie of the Year at the end of the season.