The Gulf Coast Flames Travel Ice Hockey Club is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Bradenton area. Our organization is comprised of youth hockey teams from the U8 Mite level up to the U18 AA level, and our home rink is the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex in Ellenton, FL.
All of our youth travel hockey teams participate in the Statewide Florida Hockey League (SFHL) which is a youth amateur league for Tier II USA Hockey Youth Teams, AA-level National Bound teams and A-level teams operated by the governing body of hockey in Florida: Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida (SAHOF). Additionally, select teams also participate in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) and the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL).
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The Gulf Coast Flames are supported by the Manasota Youth Travel Hockey (MYTH) organization. MYTH is a non-profit organization formed to promote youth travel hockey in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton and Manatee County region of Florida.
The Mission of the Gulf Coast Flames and MYTH is to provide a competitive environment aimed at developing highly competitive youth hockey players, as well as developing core values and life skills. Playing hockey with the Gulf Coast Flames requires players to exhibit strong work ethic, commitment and sportsmanship as we strive to develop players of great character both on the ice and as persons of the community.