The Florida Panthers are set to bring hockey (and Stanley C. Panther) to the Dominican Republic from Sept. 8-10.
Specifically, their latest youth hockey and community outreach initative will take place in Santo Domingo with the help of JetBlue.
Forward Vincent Trocheck and TV analyst Randy Moller will be on hand (along with Stanley C. Panther, of course).
During that trip, the Panthers will make a stop at CURE Hospital and run a steet hockey clinic for as many as 100 students.
Pretty neat, eh?
This isn’t the first time the Panthers hopped on a JetBlue plane as part of this outreach program, either. The team also visited the Bahamas (more about that here) and Puerto Rico in the past:
The franchise is really developing a knack for expanding its audience through means that may seem unconventional to other NHL teams. This fits in nicely with endeavors such as featuring Spanish announcers for select Panthers games.