2015-2016 Senior Night a Success!

A huge thank you goes out to our seniors for the 2015-2016 season!

Here is the shout out; Captain Nick Walters, Assistant Captain David Tmej, Defenseman Foster Burroughs and Forward Bradley Cook! You guys are fantastic role models for the younger players on this team, and without you guys, the Manatee Admirals would not be what it is today. Good luck to you all on your next chapter of life wherever it takes you. Below is just a few images (thank you Kim Walters) of our great evening…

2015/2016 Lightning High School Clinic!

2015/2016 Manatee Admirals High School Hockey Team

Manatee Admirals & The Lightning High School Hockey League Clinic

As we get even closer to the start of the season, our very own Tampa Bay Lightning with the Lightning High School Hockey League will be putting on a clinic for our players. Please see the times and dates below, and make the effort to get there. We apologize for the late notice here, but this clinic is FREE! This clinic will be at our home rink, the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex… see you there!

Manatee Admirals & Tampa Bay Lightning High School Hockey Clinic

2015/2016 Player Registrations Open Now!



The Lightning High School Hockey League player registrations are now open! Please be sure you register if you plan to play for the 2015/2016 high school season. Keep in mind, if you do not register in time, you will not be allowed to play, period! So, get on there and register right away, and be sure to pass this information on to all of your teammates!

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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!