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Score with Fan Gear for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Cheer the Lightning on to the Stanley Cup with these fan accessories

Updated:

October 20, 2021
Hockey players on the ice.
It’s time to drop the puck and pursue another Stanley Cup for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unsplash

Who would have thought that ice hockey would not just survive but actually thrive in sunny Florida? Though the temperatures in Central Florida rarely drop anywhere near freezing, sports fans across the region have grown devoted to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In their short history – they were founded in 1992 – the Bolts (as they’re also called) have achieved more than their share of fame on the ice. Here are a few must-own accessories for any Tampa Bay Lightning fan.

Lightning hat
This hat is 100 percent garment washed cotton twill, which gives it that soft, lived-in look. OTS

It’s not really cold enough in Tampa Bay to wear a knit cap, so try this adjustable hat instead. No need to print the team’s name on it – that iconic logo gives your fandom away.

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Goalie set
Just remember to yell “Car!” when you’re playing in the street. Franklin Sports

This mini hockey set is designed to help younger fans learn the game, but who are they kidding? I’m buying two sets of these for the office hallway.

Goalie mask
The adjustable backplate makes this mask perfect for players ages 6 through 12. Franklin Sports

Let your kid feel like a pro goalie in between the pipes with this authentic-looking goalie mask. Dozen of other team masks are also available – but please don’t pick the Florida Panthers one if you live in Tampa Bay. They’re our cross-state rivals!

Lightning throw blanket
This blanket is 100 polyester, measures 60 by 80 inches and is machine washable. The Northwest Company

Does it ever get cold enough inside Amalie Arena for a throw blanket? Probably not, so enjoy this keepsake at home and cuddle together to watch the Lightning road games on TV.

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Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.

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