SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers have already seen a lot of action this off-season and FSN Florida and the Cats tell fans about the latest team developments and news during the Panthers Summer Sizzle. The half-hour show premieres on FSN Florida Saturday, June 28 at 5:30pm with multiple replays throughout the summer.
Hosted by Frank Forte, along with FSN Florida's Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein and Hall of Fame analyst Denis Potvin, Panthers Summer Sizzle hears from Panthers new head coach Peter DeBoer, who will lead the Cats into the 2008-2009 NHL season. As an Ontario Hockey League coach, DeBoer amassed 539 wins, only the fifth coach to reach the 500 club, and was named the OHL coach of the year in 1999 & 2000.
Fans will also learn about the many benefits of being a Panther season seat owner at the BankAtlantic Center and get a sneak peak at the upcoming events held there this summer.
In addition, the show takes fans north of the border to the team’s Player Development Camp to get an inside look at some future NHL stars and then hears from Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun who recently spoke with Potvin during his summer workout at the BankAtlantic Center.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic and three publications Unrestricted (South Florida & New York) and Panthers Insider.