02-13-2013, 07:32 AM #1
High school hockey's popularity is booming in the Bay area 8:55 PM, Feb 12, 2013 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Since the NHL brought the Lightning to Tampa Bay in the early 1990s, hockey fans have popped up all over the state of Florida. In the Bay area, specifically, many fans caught hockey fever when the Bolts won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
The first wave of hockey fans are all grown up now. Kids that were born shortly after the Bolts arrived in town are now lacing up their skates in high school jerseys. Those kids are hopeful the sport can grow into something the next generation embraces in this area just as much as they have.