TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning are reminding everyone that registration for the Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) will close on Friday, August 7 at midnight. All players must register with the LHSHL before they can attend a tryout. Those who do not register by Friday night will be ineligible until January 1, 2016.
All interested high school players freshmen through senior can still register for the 2015-16 LHSHL season by visiting the league’s new website at www.LightningHighSchoolHockeyLeague.com. Returning players from last season will need to register by this Friday or will also be deemed ineligible to play. All registered players will be given the opportunity to make either their varsity or junior varsity team through a try out process for the school they are zoned for.
The Lightning are now be responsible for all aspects of high school hockey in the region including admitting teams to the LHSHL, registering players, scheduling practice ice and games, securing on-ice officials, administering supplemental discipline, conducting championship playoffs and All-Star game(s), and overseeing all aspects of LHSHL operations.
Teams participating in the inaugural season of the LHSHL are: Berkeley, Bloomingdale, Countryside, East Lake, East Manatee, Freedom, George Jenkins, Jesuit, Mitchell, Newsome, Palm Harbor, Plant, River Edge, Sarasota, Seminole, Steinbrenner, Wharton and Wiregrass. Players that do not attend one of these schools may still register and will be assigned to a school in their appropriate zone.