A few shots - sadly, of the lower-quality variety - snapped at the Saveology Iceplex during (public) Day One of Cats Camp 2011. Apologies for the fuzziness; as much as I'd prefer to blame the glass partitions, it just wouldn't be honest. Let's fault the building's lighting instead.
What appeared to be the entire front office was as expected in attendance (Dale Tallon, Mike Santos, Scott Luce, a bevy of coaches from around the organization, the broadcast teams, Michael Yormark; though I didn't personally catch a glimpse of Craig Ramsay nor the legendary Bill Torrey). At several points all three rinks were buzzing with activity, allowing for a much more social occasion for the fans than in recent years. Kudos to the Saveology Iceplex staff for yet again raising the bar.
Everyone's back at it Sunday at 9 am. Photos after the jump...
L to R: Dmitry Kulikov (7), Ed Jovanovski (55), John McFarland (45), Josh Birkholz (53)
Jacob Markstrom (25), Alexander Petrovic (72), Jovanovski (55)
Birkholz (53), A.J. Jenks (59), Kulikov (7)
Kulikov (7), Michal Repik (26), Petrovic
Kennedy (8), Eric Selleck (76)
Stephen Weiss (9), Jose Theodore (60)
Shawn Matthias (18), Greg Rallo (37)
Cory Stillman (in civies!), Weiss
Markstrom, Mike Kostka (41)
Jonathan Huberdeau (11), Rallo (37), Bracken Kearns (73)
Ellerby, Hotel Kulifornia
Brian Foster (in goal)
Birkholz, Jack Skille, Keith Seabrook
Jake Hauswirth (85), Esposito (71), David Booth (10)
"Florida Panthers Mobile VideoGame & Entertainment Platform", or FPMVGEP for short
The obligatory inflatable thing, which is begging replacement for a dozen reasons
And of course, Jovo-To-Go.
Saveology Iceplex: come for the hockey, stay for the shmears!