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Rats Roundup: On Island Time

by Peter Rossi /

Good morning folks and welcome to the latest installment of Rats Roundup! It was a busy week for the Panthers, from single game tickets going on sale to the announcement of a historic hockey clinic for the Cats and more!


The Panthers are all about spreading the game of hockey, so why stop in Florida?

The Cats will be heading to Icetopia Skating Rink Wildey, Barbados as part of the Panthers youth hockey and community outreach initiatives. They will be the first NHL team to host a hockey clinic in the Caribbean, and will send defensemen Alex Petrovic and Ian McCoshen as head instructors.

Joining Petrovic and McCoshen on the trip will be Panthers alumni and Vice President, Business Operations Shawn Thornton and Vice President of Broadcasting and Alumni Randy Moller.

For all the great details about the clinic, click HERE.


The wait is over Panthers fans! Single game tickets to home games at BB&T Center this upcoming season are now on sale!

The Cats have a stellar home schedule this season, which you can check out HERE. You can even download it so you never miss a game HERE!  

The 2017-18 season will feature two home games against all of the Panthers' Atlantic Division opponents, beginning with the home opener against their cross-state rival the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 7. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their first-ever trip to BB&T Center on Jan. 19 and Florida will host the 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on two occasions (Oct. 20 and Feb. 24.)

Single game tickets can be purchased at or at BB&T Center's box office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Don't wait any longer and get your Panthers tickets now!


After an injury shortened season, Jonathan Huberdeau is ready to help the Cats claw back into a playoff spot.

Fans will certainly remember Huberdeau's first game back from injury last season, which saw him notch the game-winner against the Anaheim Ducks at BB&T Center.

Video: ANA@FLA: Huberdeau scores in season debut

A healthy Huberdeau can lead to big things for Florida, so check out our season rewind of him HERE.

Quick Hitters:

-J.D. Power ranked the Cats first overall among pro sports teams in South Florida in fan experience in their 2017 survey. Click HERE to check out the results from South Florida and other cities as well!

-Our friends over at as part of their "31 in 31" series did an extensive review of the Panthers covering the following areas:

  1. Fantasy Preview 
  2. Three Questions Facing Florida
  3. Key Statistics
  4. Inside Look
  5. Top Prospects

-The Panthers will be hosting the second 'Pucks for Bucks' charity hockey game in partnership with the Coral Springs Community Chest. For all the details click HERE

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