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Rats Roundup: Preseason in Full Swing, Cats in Hockeyville

by Peter Rossi /

Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of Rats Roundup!

Preseason hockey is fully underway, the Cats took part in Kraft Hockeyville 2019 and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Just Getting Warmed Up

Fans have been able to get their first taste of Panthers hockey over the past week, as the Cats are in the midst of their preseason schedule.

Following games on the road in cities such as Nashville, Montreal and even Renous, New Brunswick, the Panthers are hitting the road again for a tilt against the Dallas Stars in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

Follow the action with the radio call of Doug Plagens by streaming through THIS LINK.

Be sure to come out to BB&T Center on Sept. 24 and 26 to see your favorite Cats in action in the only two home preseason matchups for the Panthers before the regular season begins.

As a bonus, if you want to experience one of these games in style, we have a special offer for you! Purchase any October or November suite and receive a complimentary preseason suite on us. Click HERE to choose from our four Suite Packages for the ultimate Florida Panthers premium experience!

If just coming to the game is your thing, get your tickets HERE.

Cats Visit Hockeyville

On Wednesday, the Panthers headed to Bathhurst, New Brunswick to participate in the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville game.

It was a festive atmosphere that many of the players, coaches and fans enjoyed, from a red carpet welcome to a Q&A session with fans.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: We have arrived at #KraftHockeyville. ���#FlaPanthers @hockeyville

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: The #FlaPanthers received a warm welcome as they walked the red carpet at Kraft @hockeyville 😻 #KraftHockeyville

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Q&A time at #KraftHockeyville with Luongo, Ekblad & Huberdeau 🙌 #FlaPanthers @hockeyville

Giving Back to Panthers Territory

On Monday, the Panthers participated in the Jason Taylor Foundation's Cool Gear 2019. The event, which is hosted by the former Miami Dolphins defense end Jason Taylor, is aimed at equipping children with clothing for the upcoming school year.

Over 60 students from Miami-Dade and Broward County were given a shopping spree at a local Old Navy, with each child receiving $300 to spend at the store.

Panthers digital and sideline reporter Katie Gaus and Panthers television color analyst Randy Moller were in attendance to take part.

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: Thanks to @JTFoundation99 for inviting #FlaPanthers @HeyRedDeer & @katie_gaus to shop with a local student at #CoolGear2019!

Trocheck Joins Territory Talk

With the 2019-20 regular season right around the corner, Doug and Jameson sat down with Panthers center Vincent Trocheck to talk about his offseason, training camp and, of course, Aleksander Barkov. Also, Jameson and Katie Gaus check in on how the team has been performing during training camp and the preseason. Listen below!

Quick Hitters

- Roberto Luongo is being honored at a Springfield Thunderbirds game this season. Check out all the details HERE.

- Sign up now for one of our amazing Learn to Play sessions!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: #LearnToPlay sessions are available in all three South Florida counties! Make sure to sign up today to learn the fundamentals of hockey. Register ��

- Ice & Dice tickets are going fast. Secure yours today to this special night.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: #FlaPanthers fans, don���t forget to purchase your tickets to ���Ice & Dice��� Casino Night now! ��

- New Cat Brett Connolly penned the latest Panther Postcard, writing about the start of the preseason, the excitement of the Kraft Hockeyville game and settling in with new teammates.

- Luongo starting next chapter with Panthers at Hockeyville Canada.

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