All New "Inside The Panthers" Premieres Friday On Fox Sports Florida
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“Inside the Panthers: Hockey in the Community” premieres Friday, February 18, at 10:30pm immediately following the Red Wings/Panthers game on FOX Sports Florida.
FOX Sports Florida’s fifth 2010-11 edition of “Inside the Panthers” focuses on the growth of amateur hockey in South Florida since the Florida Panthers first entered the NHL in 1993.
The show profiles the Florida Junior Panthers, a successful travel hockey program that has competed at a high level against teams from more ‘traditional’ hockey regions. “Inside the Panthers” also gives viewers a look at the South Florida Scholastic Hockey League, a 13-year-old program that allows club teams from 18 high schools in South Florida to compete against each other, often on the Panthers’ ice at the BankAtlantic Center.
“Inside the Panthers: Hockey in the Community” devotes a segment to the work of former Panther Peter Worrell as he helps to advocate the game across South Florida. Worrell is currently coaching Florida Atlantic University’s club hockey team and the Varsity team at North Broward Preparatory School.
The show also features interviews with Panthers Head Coach Pete DeBoer and Saveology Iceplex General Manager Jeff Campol as they are both involved in youth hockey. “Inside the Panthers” offers viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at a youth hockey coaches’ clinic conducted by DeBoer and the Panthers coaching staff.
“Inside the Panthers: Hockey in the Community” is hosted and produced by Frank Forte.