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Florida Panthers To Open Training Camp On Sept. 18

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Florida Panthers 2010 Training Camp – Welcomes Eagles – will begin with the team’s first on-ice practice on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Saveology.com IcePlex. On Sunday, Sept. 19 the team will host Hockey Day in South Florida, a day long fan festival highlighted with numerous events for the Florida Panthers hockey enthusiast.

 
The Panthers are expected to have 66 players (39 forwards, 21 defensemen and 6 goalies) attend both their rookie and main training camp. All training camp practices (unless otherwise noted) will be held at the Saveology.com IcePlex and are free and open to the public.
 
Festivities for the Panthers opening weekend of training camp include:
Free open viewing of Panthers first training practice (Saturday: 9 a.m. – Noon)
Panthers Party Patrol set-up outside Savelogy.com IcePlex (Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – Noon & Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.)
Florida Panthers Ice Dancers & Panthers Alumni Association carwash benefiting Florida Panthers Foundation sponsored by Bennett Auto Supply (Saturday: 8 a.m. – Noon)
Sports Radio 560 WQAM radio remote hosted by Big O & “Red Deer” Randy Moller (Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  in Breakaway Bar & Grill)
Panthers game-used equipment sale (Saturday: noon – 4 p.m.)
Free Coaching clinic for youth hockey coaches conducted by Florida Panthers coaching staff (Sunday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Free intrasqaud blue vs. white scrimmage followed by player autographs (Sunday: 2 p.m. -3:15 p.m.)
 
Rookie Camp (Sept. 12-16): Florida will host a rookie camp for the club’s prospects beginning on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Saveology.com IcePlex. All fans attending Sunday’s rookie camp practice will be able to get autographs from the Panthers top prospects at the conclusion of the team’s on-ice session (approx 10:45 a.m.). After three days of training, the Panthers will host the Nashville Predators’ rookies in a pair of games on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 16 at noon at the Saveology.com IcePlex. The Panthers will also host a game-used equipment sale on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 6-10 p.m.
 
Florida Panthers Training Camp 2010 is sponsored by the Eagles. The legendary American rock band will visit the BankAtlantic Center on Friday, Oct. 8, eight days before Cats Opening Night vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. A sports presenting sponsorship with an artist/concert is believed to be a first in the sports and entertainment industry. 
 
2010 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Sept. 12-14 – Rookie camp: daily practices: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (on-ice followed by off-ice workouts)
Sept. 15 – Florida rookies vs. Nashville rookies: 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Florida rookies vs. Nashville rookies: Noon
Sept. 18 – Practice: 9 a.m. – Noon.
Sept. 19 – Practice: 1 p.m – 1:45 p.m.; Intra-Squad scrimmage: 2 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Practice: 9 a.m. – Noon
Sept. 21 – Morning Skate:  11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m at Saveology.com IcePlex.;
Depart for Carolina: 1:30 p.m.; Game in Carolina: 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rochester
Sept. 23 – Morning Skate: 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Rochester; Game in Rochester vs. Boston 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Boston
Sept. 25 – Morning Skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Boston; Game in Boston 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Practice in Montreal: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sept. 27 – Morning Skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Game in Montreal 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Day Off
Sept. 29 – Morning Skate: 10:15-11:15 a.m. at BankAtlantic Center; Game vs. Carolina 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 – Practice: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Morning Skate: 10:15-11:15 a.m. at BankAtlantic Center;
Game vs. Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 – Morning Skate: 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Saveology.com IcePlex;
Depart for Tampa Bay: 3 p.m.; Game in Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 4 – Practice: 10 a.m. – Noon; Face-Off Luncheon at Heron Bay Marriott: 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 6 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 7 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 8 – Practice: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Depart for Edmonton 1 p.m.
Oct. 9 – Practice: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Edmonton
Oct. 10 – First regular season game: Florida at Edmonton at 8 p.m.
 
*All practices at Saveology.com IcePlex unless otherwise noted*
**Player media availability will take place after all off-ice workouts**
***All dates & times subject to change***

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