From the Desk of the PUBLISHER
t has only been a few short months since the incepon of Florida Hockey Life
and we could not be more proud of the direcon our monthly magaine has taken.
And we are thrilled at our current issue that has taken on a patrioc perspecve
with a cover story on rinks in Tampa and Wesley hapel hosng a presgious womens
ur inial foray into the statewide hockey world proved to be a wonderful coming
out party that in September celebrated, among other stories, our centerpiece
on Tampa ay Lightning legend inny Lecavalier. n ctober, world-renowned sled
hockey player Declan Farmer, whose career started in Tampa and is highlighted with
an lympic gold medal. racing last month’s cover was a Tarpon Springs teen making
inroads as a hockey referee.
ur December issue is uniue in the fact that an enre team is shown on our
cover. Florida Hockey Life is proud to display Team USA, which defeated anada for
the Four Naons up in an internaonal womens tournament that included Finland
and Sweden. Hosng pracces and games were Florida Hospital enter ce, which is
celebrang its one-year anniversary in Wesley hapel, and Amalie Arena, home of
the Tampa ay Lightning.
Locally, we have a story about the rise of girls and womens hockey in Tampa
as well as throughout the state. We also recognie leadership at two local skang
facilies the learwater ce Arena and tra ce in Tampa for their eorts in
revitaliing youth programs. People behind the scenes at both rinks should be commended
for their stalwart eorts.
As is the case with hockey for female players, the promise of beer days ahead
for beginning, recreaonal and elite-level players, the future is bright for Florida
Hockey Life, which solely eists to highlight the success and stories of those in our
state aliated with the great sport of hockey.
ur sponsors, adversers and readers are greatly appreciated and to be given a
hearty thanks for joining us in our uniue journey.
Life DECEMBER • 2017
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