NHL Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Thursday Open Forum

Is it October yet???

The Florida Panthers Foundation announced that they will hold their annual ‘Ice and Dice’ Casino Night sponsored by BB&T and JetBlue at BB&T Center on Monday, Nov. 4 beginning at 7 p.m.

The night is an exclusive opportunity for Panthers fans to enjoy food, beverages, live entertainment and more with up close access to Florida Panthers players, coaches and broadcasters.

Auctions and raffles will also be available for fans to enter to win exclusive prizes.

The cost of entry is $200 per person. Fans are required to be 21 years or older to purchase tickets and attend. All tickets are non-refundable and include entry to the event, food, beverage and access to casino games and auctions. Dress code is cocktail attire.

Season Ticket Holders will have an exclusive 48-hour window to purchase ‘Ice and Dice’ Casino Night Tickets at a discounted rate. This special purchase window will begin on September 4.

Tickets will be available to purchase on September 6 at FloridaPanthers.com and Ticketmaster.com.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation.

As for Cats news on the hockey side, The Hockey News is projecting goalie prospect Spencer Knight as the favorite to win the starting job for Team USA in the 2020 World Junior Championship in its roster projection article after witnessing his performance at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

As expected, Knight will lead the charge for the Americans after going No. 13 to Florida in June. Knight played in four games (* including the USA Blue on White scrimmage), allowing just four goals and making many high-quality stops as the tournament’s best goaltender. The Americans brought him to the 2019 world juniors as the third goalie to learn from the experienced veterans before embarking on this season as the team’s go-to option. Dustin Wolf has the edge as backup right now, but he’ll likely be saved for games against teams like Germany in the round-robin.