All Access: Panthers Host Fan Appreciation Weekend Cats will reward fans on Friday and Sunday

Tuesday, 03.27.2007 / 1:53 PM ET / Community
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All Access: Panthers Host Fan Appreciation Weekend Cats will reward fans on Friday and Sunday
Attendance at the BAC reaches a season high

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and the Florida Panthers announced today that Friday’s Cats-Washington Capitals game and Sunday’s final regular season home game vs. the Carolina Hurricanes will be part of Fan Appreciation Weekend at the BankAtlantic Center.

“Our fans have been behind us all season long,” Cats Captain Olli Jokinen said. “They are an important part of our success at home and we want to show them that we appreciate all of their support and we can’t wait to see them back next season.”
 
As part of Fan Appreciation Weekend, the Panthers Foundation will host their annual “Shirts Off Our Backs” auction during Sunday’s game against Carolina. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the silent auction to bid on game worn jerseys from their favorite Panthers players during the first two periods of play. The auction winners will then be escorted on to the ice after the conclusion of the game where each player will take the jersey off his back, autograph it and present it to the winning fan. Photos will be taken of each fan with their player and sent to the winners. Fans are encouraged to stay for the presentation, as players will be throwing t-shirts and other prizes to fans following the game.

In addition, the Panthers organization and many of its marketing partners will be giving out prizes to fans all weekend long including: gift baskets, golf packages, gift certificates, t-shirts, I-pods, jewelry, roundtrip airfare and more.

Fan Appreciation Weekend is part of the Panthers All Access Program, which has put Cats players face-to-face with fans all season long.

The Panthers are doing their best to thank their fans for making the 2006-07 season a successful one. Thanks in large part to big, emotional crowds at the BankAtlantic Center, the Cats are 21-12-5 at home this season, including a 6-2-2 mark in their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, South Florida hockey fans have turned out in force to support their Cats down the stretch, averaging 15,845 fans per game since Feb. 1, including five crowds of over 17,000. All totaled, over 205,000 fans have seen a Panthers game live at the BankAtlantic Center since the beginning of February.  

After last night’s 5-2 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, the Panthers are home for three straight games at the BankAtlantic Center against the Atlanta Thrashers (Wed. March 27), Washington Capitals (Fri. March 30) and Carolina Hurricanes (Sun. April 1). Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 954-835-PUCK.

For up to date news and features about the Panthers, please visit www.floridapanthers.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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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