Amateur Hockey

United States sled team goes for gold in Sochi

The United States national sled hockey team, which includes Tampa native Declan Farmer, will play for the gold medal today in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, broadcast nationally on NBC at 12 p.m. ET.


Sunday is "Hockey Day in Tampa Bay"

Highlighting local scholastic and sled hockey, the event will run all afternoon at the Tampa Ba Times Forum

QMJHL not suspending Erne for hit on Drouin

Adam Erne's questionable hit on fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin was not considered a suspendable offense according to the QMJHL.

The World Junior Championships and Tampa Bay

Traditionalists will scoff at the idea - a non-traditional market, far from the border, hosting this winter rite of junior hockey - but that doesn't mean the idea is implausible.

CHL ban on European goalies shortsighted

The Canadian Hockey League's ban on import goaltenders is not the answer to Canada's goaltending woes.

QMJHL head coaching gig for Raymond?

He's currently helping behind the bench in Syracuse during the Calder Cup Finals, but Marty Raymond may be moving back to the head coaching position if rumors out of Quebec are true.


Video about Xtra-Ice Arena in Tampa

I found out about Tampa's newest ice rink over the weekend. Xtra-ice is not only an ice rink but also a non-profit organization that focuses on growing the game of hockey in the Tampa Bay community by offering affordable clinics.


The New Tampa Hockey Rink Nobody Knows About

Former Lightning John Tucker has partnered with Dave Beaudin, Hugo Belanger and his team to open a new ice rink called X-tra Ice at 6910 Asphalt Ave., in Tampa, and apparently it has been open for...


Lightning Cup and FHSHA All-Star game info

Tampa Bay Times Forum plays host to the Florida High School Hockey Association's annual championship, the Lightning Cup, on Wednesday night. A major partnership with the FHSHA is also announced.


"Friday Night Ice" high school hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning and Bright House Sports Network to team up for televised prep hockey.


USA takes gold in WJC

Team USA beats defending champions Sweden for their second gold medal in four years.

IIHF WJC Semifinals complete

How did Lightning prospects perform this morning in Ufa, Russia?

Give the gift of the game

All some of us want as a holiday present is to be given our team back; for Tampa Bay hockey fans - a few alternative "gifts" that are the sport of hockey.

2012 NHL CBA: If the season doesn't start on time....

If the NHL season doesn't start on time, there are options to get your hockey fix in and around Tampa. And if the NHL does start late, then the league likely has a plan for that already.

Florida prep hockey: Tampa Bay Times Forum hosts the Lightning Conference championship

The FHSHA's Lightning Conference's championship game will be played tomorrow at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa.

Lightning host 2nd annual "Girls Play Hockey" event

The Lightning offer area Girl Scouts a glimpse behind the scenes of an NHL team and a chance to take to the ice.

Lightning to host high school hockey jamboree

High school hockey season will begin with a jamboree hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum

Burke Pitties Lawton

One Brian takes another Brian's junk. usually deals like that don't happen until Draft day -- pity party draft picks and what not...

Is he wrong?

"Steven is not ready for the NHL," Melrose stated on the Fan 590. "Steven is going to be a good player...right now he's just not strong enough physically to play against defencemen who are 6'3" or...

support a local high school hockey program

The Florida High School Athletics Association doesn't sanction or recognize interscholastic Ice Hockey in Florida high schools. Bay areas counties also ignore the sport and the fact that there are...

Is it just me or is there a draft?

I'll likely be around for the Draft this evening but I wanted to make sure to make mention of James Mirtle -- the bread and butter of hockey reporting online, IMHO -- live blogging. The Blog is...

Sharks Hockey this weekend

I've made very little mention of the Tampa Bay Sharks on Boltsmag this season, and I am overdue for a couple of posts on it (besides requests for help on the subject)... This oen shall start...

WHA, the SEJHL and The Future

Saturday and Sunday were tryouts in Ontario for the WHA Super Junior hockey league... On Sunday in the US, there was a tryout camp as well at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, Florida...

Bargain Basement 1st Round draft pick?

Andy Rogers has impressed Jay Feaster and John Tortorella enough to keep him after two cuts of Training Camp envitees. Timo Hebling and Rogers are the only two defensivemen left who haven't been...

Bobby Hull and the WHA headed to Tampa

I was made aware this week about the WHA Super Juniors hoping to base their operations out of Florida... I decided to ask around and had people telling me that they've only heard whispers of...

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