When people come visit beach resorts in Florida, the last thing they are thinking about is cold weather and icy environments. And why should they? St. Petersburg beach hotels and resorts in Treasure Island St. Pete have built their businesses around warm weather, sunny skies, and beautiful beaches. However, if there was ever a year to leave your beach resorts in Florida behind for an evening and spend some time in a chilly hockey arena, this is the year. The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a fast start and catching one of their live games at Amalie Arena in Tampa is a great way to add a little more excitement into your St. Pete beach hotels vacation. Here are three reasons you should spend a night away from Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, head up to Tampa Bay, and add some ice hockey into your Treasure Island St Pete getaway.
Watch the League’s Leading Scorer do his Thing
Though hard to believe, just up the road from many beach resorts in Florida is one of the National Hockey League’s premiere players. At only twenty-four years old, Russian born Nikita Kucherov is having a remarkable start to his fifth year with the Tampa Bay Lightning – and it doesn’t take a NHL statistician to figure uncover that. Kucherov reached a league leading fifty points after only thirty four games – meaning you can expect to see him in on a scoring play at least once while in attendance from your St. Pete beach hotels vacation. If that’s not exciting hockey, we don’t know what is!
Check out the Tampa Bay Lightning Offensive Powerhouse
Not only is Nikita Kucherov making waves in the NHL this year, but the Tampa Bay Lightning as a whole have proven to be one of the most explosive teams on the ice this year. With 128 goals through 34 games and the highest power play percentage and number of power play goals in the league this year, the Lightning put on a great show every night they play. Whether you are a diehard hockey fan, casual observer, or know nothing of the sport, watching a live Tampa Bay Lightning game during your St. Pete Beach hotels vacation guarantees to be one exciting night out!
Cheer on the Top Team in the NHL
Between Nikita Kucherov and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning offense it shouldn’t be a surprise that our team is having a great start to the season. In fact, with twenty-five wins and only seven losses, the Lightning currently have the best record in the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, and entire NHL! Now is the perfect time to add a little hockey to your Treasure Island St. Pete beach vacation.
If you are like most other Florida visitors each winter, cold weather and icy conditions are what you are escaping – not what you are hoping to encounter. Still, with an NHL team as hot as the Tampa Bay Lightning playing just up the street from some of the best beach resorts in Florida, it would be a shame to not spend a night out in Tampa cheering on our local favorites. Stop in the Treasure Bay Resort and Marina office with questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning or any other area activities!