The FIHL’s second season will commence in the month of September but practices will start this Sunday at TBSA. Practice times are below in the grid and will be updated to the website this week.

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4:45pm6:00pm6:15pm7:30

There was some roster moves made post draft as Jonny Motta was traded from the Sand Sharks to the Minute Men for future considerations. The move comes amid a failure to come to terms with the center piece of the draft day trade between the Minute Men and the Aces. Once those terms are ironed out, the Sand Sharks will be the recipient of a like talent player.

“The goal is to accomodate the players as best we can, make sure the teams are balanced and sometimes the pieces come together after the draft happens. We are excited to have help on the D side of the equation, we have lost a lot of players in that area and that has been a challenge. Jonny will be a welcome addition.”

Jonny will be reunited with the FIHL defensemen of the year recipient, Wyatt Frontiero from their time together several seasons ago. The pairing is expected to help Motta gain more experience and develop further as a tactical defensemen.

Sting Rays add 2007 born forward, Bruce Berg via free agency yesterday in hopes of bolstering the offense.

“Right now we have returning FIHL leading goal grabber Chandler “Cha Ching” O’dell, but we needed more punch up front to add to that. Berg along with Gawel gives us a little more along those lines” (Coach Guay)

The move comes amid each team still having one or two spots left to fill on their respective rosters so all teams will be dipping into the free agency pool during the preseason practices to fill those holes. If you know of any players looking to participate in FIHL II, they can register at tampayouthhockey.com

The host of the FIHL II Draft, the Courtyard Marriot on Tamp Road in Oldsmar released this PR today as well, announcing our new partnership. If you are staying overnights on game days, here is what you need to know:

Thank you again for choosing Courtyard by Marriott Oldsmar to host the draft event!! I hope everyone enjoyed dinner and had a great time. We’re so appreciative to be a preferred hotel vendor to families and clients that are traveling the area. Please see the below custom reservation link. Also, I’m creating a 3 digit booking code that can be used on Marriott.com. Once it’s approved, I’ll send it your way.

Below is a special corporate discount code FIHL family is welcomed to use:

Thank you again for the opportunity to partner with Florida Independent Hockey League! It’s a pleasure to set these teams and families up for success. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything else.

Warmest regards,

MEGAN GARCIA

DUAL DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

D: (813) 749-1730 | megan.garcia@concordhotels.com  

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