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Florida Panthers to Host Hockey Clinic in Bahamas

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers announced today that they have partnered with JetBlue Airways and The Islands of The Bahamas and will visit Nassau in the Bahamas from September 5-6, as part of the club’s youth hockey and community outreach initiatives.

Florida Panthers defenseman and 2010 No. 3 overall pick Erik Gudbranson, Cats alumni and broadcasters Randy Moller and Bill Lindsay, Stanley C. Panther and Panthers staff members will all take part in the two-day community outreach event. As part of their visit, the Panthers will visit sick patients at Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday (11 a.m.) and host a youth street hockey clinic at Kendal G.L. Issacs Gymnasium on Saturday (9 a.m.-Noon) for children from the Urban Renewal program.

JetBlue, the Official Airline Partner of BB&T Center and the Florida Panthers, will provide complimentary roundtrip airfare for the trip. JetBlue and the Panthers have partnered together promoting youth hockey and community outreach in the Caribbean for the last three years, hosting the previous two clinics in Puerto Rico. On-site planning and logistics for the two-day outreach event was also made possible by the work of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

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