The Manatee County Hockey Club has secured the regular season title and will represent the Central Division in the Lightning Cup at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The event, hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, is open to the public and will showcase the top high school hockey teams from the Central and Western Divisions.
Manatee (19-1-1) earned the top seed in the Central Division Playoffs, which will be held March 5-6 in Brandon. The league’s top four teams will compete for the division championship. Manatee will also play in the SAHOF State Combined High School Championship March 19-21 in Oldsmar along with Sarasota, who also plays out of the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.
For more information on the Manatee County Hockey Club visit its Web site at www.manateecountyhockeyclub.com.