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Amateur Hockey

Pertaining to junior-league and lower ice hockey.

Lightning fan’s cheering guide to the NCAA Frozen Four

Without a Lightning prospect in the Frozen Four, who should you be cheering for?

USF Ice Bulls make their dreams of playing at Nationals a reality

The USF Ice Bulls made it to Columbus for the ACHA DIII Nationals and opened their tournament against the Calvin College Knights on Tuesday night.

USF Ice Bulls headed to Nationals and need your help: Interview with players

The USF Ice Bulls are fundraising to get to Nationals in Columbus, and we’ve interviewed several players from the team.

Bolts in the pipeline, November 14-20

Raddysh, Stephens dish out 6 points while Otto Somppi returns with a four point night of his own.

Bolts in the pipeline, November 7-13

Mathieu Joseph and Bokondji Imama star for the Saint John SeaDogs, scoring a combined twelve points.

Team USA to participate in Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival

Team USA, Team Canada, and Team Europe will participate in this weekend’s Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival to help develop the game around the world.

Marty's in town for the Frozen Four

A franchise great returns home.

Hockey Day in Tampa Bay returns to Amalie Arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the 2016 Hockey Day in Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena on Feb. 13. The event, which has come to be an annual celebration, will focus on many of the Lightning's community hockey initiatives.

USA and Canada play for gold at the WSHC

The United States and Canada will play for the gold medal today at 4 p.m. at the World Sled Hockey Challenge in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

Channelside plans and Tampa Bay's WJC Bid

Tampa Bay has been named by USA Hockey as a finalist for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. What role will ongoing renovation and development by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik in the Channelside District play?

Tortorella returns for "Hockey Day in Tampa Bay"

We had a brief discussion with the former Stanley Cup-winning head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, regarding the importance of building the game of hockey at its "grass roots" and his fondness for the Tampa Bay region.

A conversation with Jay Feaster

Former Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has returned to the Lightning organization in a new role. He talks to Raw Charge about the state of youth hockey in Florida and reminisces about his previous tenure.

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.

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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.

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The New Tampa Hockey Rink Nobody Knows About

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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.

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"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

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