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Rats Roundup: Training Camp Opens, Cats Kickoff

by Peter Rossi /

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

2019 Training Camp is set to open, 'Cats Kickoff' comes to Coral Springs, the Panthers held their annual Media Day at BB&T Center and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!


The Panthers 2019 Training Camp will begin on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. Come out and get your first glimpse of the players that will make up this year's squad!

Find the full schedule of on-ice times below and click HERE to download this year's training camp roster. 

Friday, Sept. 13

Team A Practice - 10 AM - 10:25 AM (Den Rink)

Team A, Team B Scrimmage - 10:30 AM - 11:35 AM (Stadium Rink)

Team B, Team C Scrimmage - 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM (Stadium Rink)

Team C Practice - 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM (Den Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 14

Team B Practice - 10 AM - 10:25 AM (Den Rink)

Team B, Team C Scrimmage - 10:30 AM - 11:35 AM (Stadium Rink)

Team A, Team C Scrimmage - 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM (Stadium Rink)

Team A Practice - 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM (Den Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 15

Team C Practice - 10 AM -10:25 AM (Den Rink)

Team A, Team C Scrimmage - 10:30 AM - 11:35 AM (Stadium Rink)

Team A, Team B Scrimmage - 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM (Stadium Rink)

Team B Practice - 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM (Den Rink)

As a bonus, there will be lots going on throughout the weekend as Cats Camp gets off the ground and running.

Join us bright and early on Friday as the NBC6 Café makes a stop at the Panthers Iceden from 9:30am-11:30am. Come by to meet and greet the NBC6 Morning News Team and enjoy free cafecito and morning treats with us!

On Saturday, Sept. 14 Panthers fans can come out for a festive atmosphere at 'Cats Kickoff.' Enjoy food trucks, raffles, Q&A's with Panthers personalities and much more! And of course, get there early to snag a good seat to watch the day's scrimmages.

RSVP HERE and we look forward to seeing you join our kickoff for the 2019-20 season! 

Ready For Their Close Up

On Thursday, the Panthers held their 2019 Media Day at BB&T Center.

From various video and photo shoots, to visits from some friendly four-legged friends, it was a busy day on hand as the group of 61 players, comprised of rookies and veterans, went through the media gauntlet.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Name a better duo....🐶Jake the dog and @SergeiBobrovsky.📸: @katie_gaus

Tweet from @FOXPanthers: Laser. Focused. Barky. Behind the scenes with @FlaPanthers Captain @Barkovsasha95 on Media Day! 🐀

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: The man behind the mask @SergeiBobrovsky Ready for his close-up���

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Laser. Focus. Behind the scenes with Keith Yandle at today���s media day.

But the day was not without its fun and laughs.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: A little gift to you from media day. #FlaPanthers Players and Bloopers. What more could you ask for?

Read a recap of the day HERE

Young Cats

Earlier this week, the Cats held their 2019 Rookie Camp, allowing fans and coaches to get a glimpse at the talent the organization has in the pipeline for the future.

Jameson Olive was on hand to recap both days which you can read HERE and HERE

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: All smiles on Day 2������ of Rookie #CatsCamp 😺

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: #CatsCamp is back ������

Territory Talk

On this week's Territory Talk, Henrik Borgstrom stopped by the show this week to talk about bulking up over summer, playing with expectations and much more! Also, new Panthers and FOX Sport Florida digital reporter Katie Gaus joined Doug and Jameson in studio to share her path to Sunrise and discuss her brand-new role with the organization. Listen below and head to to listen to past episodes!

Quick Hitters

- NHL Public Relations focused on their Atlantic Division preview and highlighted the Cats. Check it out HERE

- Tickets for 'Ice & Dice' Casino Night are now on sale! Get yours HERE.

- Jamaica defeated defending-champions Colombia to win the 2019 LATAM Cup at the Panthers Iceden last weekend. 

Video: 2019 Amerigol LATAM Cup Feature

- Brady Keeper is hard at work to earn a full-time spot with the Panthers, and make his hometown proud. 

- Panthers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Dale Tallon believes the time for talk is over and for the Panthers to prove their worth out on the ice. 

- With the 2019-20 season right around the corner, spruce up your phone with these latest installments of Wallpaper Wednesday! 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: IS 👏IT 👏OCTOBER 👏YET

- Time is running out to enter our 'Back to College' contest! 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Enter for your chance to win two tickets to our #FlaPanthers Home Opener in the Student Rush section, two tix to @PostMalone & more! ��

- Looking to gain a little knowledge about your favorite Cats? Then check out the Panthers Archives! 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: #FlaPanthers Announce Partnership with Heritage Werks to Archive Team History. Panthers Archives Virtual Vault now open for fans ��

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