The San Antonio Rampage finished their first day of camp today, with all 35 players taking the ice in hopes of impressing the teams coaching staff. Familiar names that Panthers fans will instantly recognize include Quinton Howden, Scott Timmins, Colby Robak, and Jacob Markstrom. The complete camp roster is as follows:
For those in the San Antonio area looking to attend the Rampage’s camp please refer to the following schedule for the correct date, time, and location.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 9:45 AM, Practice @ Northwoods
Wednesday, Oct. 3 9:45 AM, Practice @ Northwoods
Thursday, Oct. 4 9:45 AM, Silver & Black Game @ Northwoods
Friday, Oct. 5 9:45 AM, Pre-game skate @ Northwoods
Friday, Oct. 5 7:00 PM, at Texas Stars @ Cedar Park Center
Saturday, Oct. 6 2:30 PM, Practice @ Northwoods
Saturday, Oct. 6 4:00 PM, vs. Texas Stars @ Northwoods
Source: San Antonio Rampage
As everyone in the hockey community knows by now the current collective bargaining agreement expires tonight at 11:59 PM EST. If a new deal is not reached by that time Sunshine State Hockey will end all coverage of the NHL and Florida Panthers on our site until a new CBA is agreed upon.
This does not mean that we will go completely silent with our coverage of the hockey world. Thanks to the recent partnership formed between SSH and FAU Hockey we will be able to bring everyone the latest news, information, and game recaps from the Owls. Also, starting tomorrow, we will begin covering the San Antonio Rampage, Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate. Adding coverage of the Rampage to Sunshine State Hockey will fill the void left by this ridiculous NHL lockout.
I want to personally thank all of our readers for your continued support, especially during this tough, unnecessary time. I would also like to wish all of the arena employees, especially those I’ve gotten to know over the years at the BB&T Center, the best of luck. Remember they are the ones who are suffering the most from this mess.
Hopefully this will all blow over sooner rather than later.
It is crazy to think the the 2011-2012 NHL regular season is almost finished. Hopefully the Panthers will still be playing well past the final day, but only time will tell. Of course it never hurts to look forward to next season, and that’s exactly what the San Antonio Rampage are doing. Earlier today Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate announced that the Cats will take on the Dallas Stars in San Antonio, Texas during the 2012-2013 pre-season. This is a great opportunity for the loyal Rampage fans to see their parent club in action.
The game is currently scheduled to take play on September 28th at 7:30 PM. This game could be one of the final pre-season games, depending on the not yet released regular season schedule. Once more information is released about the game we will be sure to post it.
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Goaltender Scott Clemmensen underwent a minor procedure on his knee on Monday. Re-evaluation will be done after the surgery for a more accurate timetable on his return, currently it could be around 4-6 weeks.
Clemmensen was to start tomorrow night’s game against the Dallas Stars, which now means Tyler Plante could be playing in his place. It’s expected that Jose Theodore will start all of Florida’s games to start the season with Plante as the backup, giving Jacob Markstrom more playing time in San Antonio to gain experience.
The Cats have re-signed Ryan Carter to a one year, two-way contract. Carter was acquired back at the trade deadline from the Hurricanes for Cory Stillman during the great Florida salary dump of 2011.
The Calgary Flames traded D-man Keith Seabrook to Florida for Jordan Henry. Keith is the younger brother of Chicago’s Brent Seabrook.
These moves are obviously being made to improve San Antonio’s roster for next season, something the Panthers never did for their former AHL club in Rochester.