Former Tampa Bay Lightning Girl and Allen Americans Ice Angel Brooklyn’s teams are having great seasons. Their “Cups runneth over”! The Americans won their third straight ECHL Kelly Cup and the Lightning will try to extend the Stanley Cup tonight
The Lightning Girls, along with the players of course, have advanced to the NHL Final Four by giving the Canadians a revenge beating. This is my quote from last year’s playoff elimination loss to Montreal:
“Comprenez-vous? No, I don’t understand how the Lightning’s great 101 points season could end up in a playoff sweep loss to the Les Habitants! It’s all french to me. BUT, wait until next year, the foundation is set.” Wow, what a prognosticator!!!!
The next opponent is the Blue Shirts from Broadway. Unless the Rangers borrow the Knickerbocker’s City Dancers this Cheer competition is the Lightning’s by default.
March on to the Stanley Cup.
We added many photos to our playoff album, enjoy.
Rachael and Heather
Taelor, Kelly and Alyssa
Allison, Megan, Isabella, Alexis, Rachael, Heather, Alyssa and Kori
I mentioned a few times how I feel that the Jeff Vinik Lightning organization does a nice job in creating a great fan environment for the Storm and Lightning games. My last trip to Amalie Arena was during the kid friendly weekend where the game times on the Saturday and Sunday were pushed up to 5pm. I knew the youngsters would be at the free popcorn stands but to see them cheering all the action with enthusiasm was fun to observe. The Lightning are nurturing another generation of hockey fanatical’s.
I posted an additional batch of Lightning Girl photos—they took the juniors out on the ice for a performance.
Oh yeah, Lightning 5 to 3 over the Anaheim Ducks.
Heather, squad captain
Alexis and Megan
Isabella and Cher
Erica and Kori
Allison, squad captain
The Lightning Girls 2015 Calendar is now available, check it out at link below.
Here’s some photos from a recent Lightning victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Erica and Megan
Kelsey, Cher and Isabella
Heather and Rachael
Kelly, Miss March (photo by Scott Audette)
The NHL season is in full swing and the Lightning Hockey Club is on top of the Eastern Division standings. As hot as Tampa Bay is playing the Lightning Girls are also burning up the downtown Amalie Arena to near sell out crowds. Great entertainment evening—come on out to a game.
We added a large batch of photos, from multiple nights, to our album. Enjoy.
Cher and her future replacement
Rachael and Isabella
Taelor and Kelsey
Kori, Erica and Stefania
Heather, Taelor and Kelly
October is the Sport Fanatic dream month. MLB, NFL & NHL all in action.
The Tampa Bay Lightning started their very optimistic season with an opening night overtime victory against the Florida Panthers. Kudos to the players but of course the Lightning Girls are also doing their part as the newly named Amalie Arena is rocking with cheers.
The fan favorite 14 member squad is led by captains Heather and Allison. Enjoy the photos from the first week.
Erica and Kori
Isabella and Rachael
Comprenez-vous? No, I don’t understand how the Lightning’s great 101 points season could end up in a playoff sweep loss to the Les Habitants! It’s all french to me. BUT, wait until next year, the foundation is set.
The Lightning Girls are a very cohesive group of talented young ladies who obviously enjoy their entertaining gig and the sorority friendships they have established. Hope to see most of them back next season. I added some season end photos to the back of my album. Enjoy.
Alexis, Kori & Megan
Erica & Isabella
Alyssa, Allison & Heather
Stephanie, Allison, Kelsey, Heather & Crystal
Heather, Marissa (Co-captain) & Cher
It’s all in the family for these attractive Tampa cheerleaders. Karen Bittinger of the Buccaneers and her younger sister Alyssa, a first year Hockey Lightning Girl, are both energizing the Tampa Bay fans into rooting for their respective teams.
Karen has been dancing on the Buc’s sideline for the last 3 years and prior to that was skating and performing as a Lightning Girl over 4 seasons and also did a stint as a member of the Rays cheer squad at Tropicana Field. A line co-captain the last two years, Karen narrated the Buccaneer’s nutritional and fitness education presentations on the team’s web site. Karen is a certified fitness professional who teaches group BodyAttack, a high intensity cross fit cardio exercise program. She proudly admits to being a passionate gym rat so look her up if you’re ready to tackle your overdue new year resolution to get into shape.
Sweet baby sister Alyssa also exhibits great athleticism as she won Summit, held at Disney World, the largest national (maybe world?) cheerleading competition. Alyssa maintains a very busy schedule between cheering, coaching, work and college classes. Along with Karen, Alyssa enjoys training and mentoring youth for the nationally acclaimed Florida Top Dog All Stars (cheer performers). Alyssa is getting to experience the added excitement of NHL Playoffs this year and Karen will be cheering on the cheerleaders.
These two women are intense and competitive so of course I had to ask some tough questions–who’s abs are tighter, who’s prettier? They both got one vote each. Haha. Two classy, talented young ladies–they represent Tampa Bay well. Their photogenic features make my job easy.
Karen & Alyssa representing their teams at Tampa’s Gasparilla Parade
Karen & Alyssa coaching at cheerleader tournament
Karen at last year’s draft day party
Thank goodness Karen doesn’t know when to come out of the rain
Karen during 2013 season
Alyssa at opening game of playoffs
Alyssa pregame on the Thunder Plaza
Alyssa with teammate Isabella
The Tampa Bay Lightning held the 10th year anniversary celebration this weekend culminating in a hard earned victory over John Tortorella’s Vancouver Canucks. Torts was the Lightning coach in 2004. The Stanley Cup was in the building and members of the championship year were available for autographs. Lightning Girl alumni also returned to help reminisce and lead cheers.
All fans received a very nice replica Stanley Cup Championship ring. A fun, feel good, night for all. Twenty games left to secure a playoff spot.
We added photos from a couple games to our Lightning Girls album. Enjoy.
Alumni–Danielle, Rachel, Lindsey, Lauren, Ashley, Tiffany & Allison
Megan, Marissa, Cher & Heather
Lightning Girls and Storm Cheerleaders
Kori, Allison, Alexis & Stephanie
Trifecta Ashley–Storm, Lightning & Bucs Cheerleader alum.
Kelsey & Kori
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a nice hot streak in mid December with 5 straight victories and they have positioned themselves well for the upcoming long stretch run to the playoffs. But—let’s be honest here–the attached photos clearly show that much of performance electricity in the Times Forum is being generated by the Lightning Girls. The ladies performed in their fan favorite Winter White outfits during Christmas week and then they unveiled their 2014 calendar (link) at a nice launch party before the last home game.
Enjoy the photos:
Alyssa and Courtney
Crystal and Allison
Alexis and Lindsey
Erica, Cher, Kelsey, Alexis, Allison and Isabella
Stephanie, Marissa and Brittany
Courtney, Erica and Heather
Clemons Road Band performs in the nightly “Hockey Paradise” pre-game introductory video
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