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Bulletin: Florida Panthers to host Senators in Halifax pre-season game

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Florida Panthers will play host to the Ottawa Senators in Halifax on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at the Halifax Metro Centre. The game is being presented by the Bluenose League, a division of MacDonnell Cultural Productions. The group is positioning the Maritimes as the home of NHL pre-season rookie camps, main training camps and games.

The Senators look forward to their sixth pre-season game in Halifax and seventh game in Nova Scotia. “The Senators have always had a great response from our fans in Halifax,” said Roy Mlakar, president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank Place. “Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Atlantic Canada region have been key components in our game broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet.

“This game is an opportunity for our team to get back into a community that has been very supportive of the Senators,” added Mlakar.

The Senators open their 2009-10 training camp on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Scotiabank Place with medicals and fitness testing. The complete training camp and pre-season schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Senators last played at the Halifax Metro Centre on Sept. 24, 2006, edging the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. Ottawa then played the next day in Truro, N.S., against the Montreal Canadiens as part of the CBC/NHL Hockeyville game.

The Senators will look to improve on their 1-3-1 record in Halifax when they face the Panthers. In their first meeting in the Nova Scotia capital, Ottawa and Florida played to a 2-2 tie on Sept. 15, 2001.
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