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February All-Access: Panthers Make Presence Felt in the Community

Friday, 03.9.2007 / 5:41 PM ET / Community
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February All-Access: Panthers Make Presence Felt in the Community
Ice & Dice Casino Night presented by Publix Super Markets raises over $150,000

SUNRISE, FL – The Florida Panthers continued to be active in the South Florida community during a prolific February that included over 20 community appearances by Panthers players and team mascot Stanley C. Panther, and the Florida Panthers Foundation’s 2nd Annual Ice & Dice Casino Night presented by Publix Super Markets on Feb. 15 at the BankAtlantic Center.

The Ice & Dice Casino Night, the premier event of the Florida Panthers Foundation, raised over $150,000 for South Florida children’s charities and was co-presented by BankAtlantic, Lexus, the Miami Herald, Sziro Jewelers and Millennium Laser Eye Centers.

Meanwhile, Panthers personalities such as Captain Olli Jokinen, Assistant General Manager Randy Sexton, forward Nathan Horton, defenseman Mike Van Ryn, Assistant Coach Guy Charron as well as Stanley C. Panther, made appearances throughout the tri-county area including Longhorn Steakhouse in Hollywood, Doris Italian Market in Boca Raton and Coral Springs, Bally Total Fitness in Coral Springs and Dillard’s at the Broward Mall in Ft. Lauderdale.

All appearances are part of the Panthers All Access Program, which has put Cats players and personalities face-to-face with fans all season long.

“It is our ongoing mission to be the most active professional sports franchise in the South Florida community,” SSE chief operating officer Michael Yormark said. “We are on our way to achieving that goal through the sheer number of appearances we do, as well as the charitable community donations we make through wonderful events such as Ice & Dice.”

“Our Ice & Dice Casino Night presented by Publix Super Markets was more successful than we ever could have imagined,” said Panthers Foundation Executive Director Alaina Miller. “I’d like to thank our corporate partners for their generous support and our fans for their support of all of our initiatives, including Ice & Dice. Of course, the night would not have been possible without all of the Panthers players, their wives/girlfriends and our hockey operations staff. The Foundation is currently underway with plans for a mystery puck night on March 17 as well as the popular Shirts Off Our Backs auction, slated for April 1.”

 Additionally in the month of February the Florida Panthers Foundation worked on initiatives including:
•    Working with the wives of the Florida Panthers to create uniquely decorated Valentine’s Day boxes and pink sticks to auction off before the Panthers took on the Phoenix Coyotes on Feb. 10.
•    The Florida Panthers Foundation continues to work with such players as Olli Jokinen, Mike Van Ryn, Chris Gratton and Ed Belfour in implementing their charity programs.

The Florida Panthers Foundation supported various charities in February by sponsoring the following events and making donations to the following organizations:
•    Concours D'elegance exotic car show in Boca Raton to benefit the Boys & Girls Club
•    Holy Cross Hospital
•    Cleveland Clinic
•    The Boy Scouts of America
•    Forgotten Soldier Outreach
•    The Compassionate Friends of Boca Raton

Over the past year the Florida Panthers Foundation has donated Florida Panthers game tickets and auction items including team-signed jerseys and sticks and Zamboni rides to various South Florida charities. Recipients include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Broward County, American Cancer Society, JAFCO, Homestead Air Reserve, Soref JCC, Boys & Girls Club, Miami Disadvantaged Youth, Dept. of Naval Science, American Jewish Community, City of Plantation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, H.O.P.E., Camelot Community Center, Stellar Kids and the Andy Roddick Foundation.

For more information about any of the player charities or the Panthers Foundation please contact Alaina Miller at (954) 835-7723 or millera@sselive.com.

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 the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and three monthly South Florida publications: Live On Stage Credentials, Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
8 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 48 16 21 12 37
J. Huberdeau 51 10 27 11 37
A. Barkov 41 15 19 13 34
J. Jokinen 51 9 24 12 33
V. Trocheck 51 17 15 4 32
R. Smith 51 16 15 12 31
B. Pirri 47 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 47 10 12 23 22
B. Campbell 51 4 15 17 19
N. Bjugstad 36 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 4 .930 2.11
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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