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Lightning Round: Tampa Bay Lightning to collaborate with PHF during 2022 Isobel Cup Playoff

Boris Katchouk recorded an assist in the first game of his conditioning assignment with the Syracuse Crunch

NWHL Isobel Cup Playoffs - Championship Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Premier Hockey Federation announced yesterday that they will partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2022 Isobel Cup Playoffs, which is scheduled for March 25-28 at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Several Lightning’s personalities will join the event for special activities, including the Lightning’s public address announcer Paul Porter, anthem singer Sonya Bryson-Kirksey, hockey ambassador Kelley Steadman, and mascot ThunderBug.

“While the Premier Hockey Federation is home to elite athletes defined by their talent and skill, the PHF also stands for ‘People Having Fun’, which is what this game is all about,” said Tyler Tumminia, PHF Commissioner. “We’re grateful for the support of the Tampa Bay Lightning to help make this pinnacle event so special, and excited to bring the PHF to Florida to crown the first Isobel Cup champion of our new era and grow the game by celebrating with new and passionate fans.”

Paul Porter will be the arena voice for four of the five Isobel Cup Playoffs’ games, Sonya Bryson-Kirksey will sing prior the final game on March 28, while Kelley Steadman, a former hockey player, who now works with the Lightning’s Community Hockey department, will organize on-ice skills clinic for local girls on March 26 at AdventHealth Center Ice. The Lightning’s mascot ThunderBug will take part in the championship game festivities on March 28.

The 2022 Isobel Cup Playoffs will start with the preliminary round playoff match-ups on March 25, semifinals will be played on March 27 and the championship game is scheduled for March 28. The championship game will be broadcast across North America on ESPN2 and TSN2.

Tickets to attend are free, but space is limited so make sure you get yours as soon as possible if you want to attend. To reserve your tickets click here.

For detailed coverage of the PHF and the playoffs, make sure you visit our friends over at The Ice Garden.

Lightning Links

The Syracuse Crunch defeated the Rochester Americans on Friday night. Boris Katchouk, who has been recently sent to Syracuse by the Lightning for a conditioning assignment, recorded an assist on Alex Green’s goal.

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