The Lightning Conference just wrapped up its tenth week of the 2012-13 high school hockey season and competition remains fierce at the top of the standings as Mitchell, East Lake and Palm Harbor are in a tight race to finish as the league’s best team.
Friday night’s action saw second-place East Lake (10-1-0) thump last place Berkeley (0-11-0), 16-1, while fourth-place Wharton squeaked out a 4-3 victory against sixth-place Jesuit.
Steinbrenner and Berkeley will be looking for their first win of the season when action resumes next Friday, December 7.
Newsome forward Jared Goudreau leads the conference in point scoring, notching 30 goals and 52 points in 9 games. What is even more impressive about the stat is that he has played two fewer games than many of the other top scorers in the league.
East Lake’s Nicholas Pisciotta had a big week for his squad, scoring one goal and adding three assists in his team’s 16-1 victory against Berkeley.
Mitchell goaltender Joey Robinson has been near flawless this season, sporting a 1.73 goals-against average and a 10-0-0 record to go along with three shutouts as Mitchell ranks tops amongst the league.
East Lake net minder David Johnson has also been very good this season, collecting a 2.18 goals against average and 10-1-0 record with two shutouts.
The schedule resumes next Friday when every team is back in action. Fifth-place Gaither/Sickles (8-3-0) will be looking to slow down a hot East Lake team, while 17th-place Steinbrenner (0-11-0) will look to earn their their first win of the season against 13th-place Seminole (3-7-1).