2015/2016 Player Registrations Open July 1st!

Manatee Admirals Florida High School Hockey Crest

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be opening the player registrations for the 2015/2016 Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) on July 1st. Once the registrations open, you will need to get on there and register for the new season as soon as possible. We will post a link to registrations, once they give it out. It is FREE, so no money will be due at time of registration. Any questions, give us a shout out!

2015 State Playoff Information!

2014/2015 LIghtning Cup Champions Manatee Admirals Florida High School Team

Hi Team,

The fee for States this weekend will be $125 per eligible player. Please plan on giving Coach Wessel a check made payable to the Manatee Admirals on Saturday.

After the game on Saturday, please plan on having dinner at Wolfshead Pizza (1837 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., near Publix on SR 64). The cost will be $8 (not including tip) per kid for pizza, soda, and garlic knots. They will also have $8 Coors Light pitchers and craft beer tasting that night. Thanks John Hanlon for setting this up!

Let’s go get our State title!

2014/2015 Championship Game Information!

Manatee Admirals Families,

We have arranged a bus for the team to take to Amalie Arena tomorrow! The bus will arrive in Ellenton at 3:30 to pick the team up. The bus will depart Ellenton Ice at 4:00 pm for a 5:00 arrival at Amalie Arena. We will have Joey D’s bring food for the boys, and I am trying to arrange them to have a small room at Amalie Arena to eat. The bus is a one way trip, so please arrange transportation home after the game!

The boys have had a wonderful season and you have a lot to be proud of, as they are a great group of kids and we have enjoyed this journey with them! Please call Coach Wessel or Team Manager Doug Walters with any questions.

Thanks Again for all of your support this season!

Practice – Monday Feb. 9th, 2015 is Mandatory!


This Monday, February 9th, 2015, will be our last practice of the regular season. First off, congratulations on a regular season record or 18 and 0! Now as we prepare for the playoffs on Tuesday the 10th, we are making this last practice mandatory. Please make every effort to be there, so that we can prepare for the hard road ahead.

If you have any questions, please let Coach Wessel know, and he can help you. Rest, is a great thing. Lets be well rested, so that we can make this Championship run with fresh, eager, and highly motivated players!