The Tampa Bay Lightning training camp opens today with Fan Fest 2012. The doors open at 9am. Player autographs will be held from 10-11am. From 11am-12:30am team management, coaches, and broadcasters will entertain us with commentary as the team gets ready to practice. They hit the ice from 12:30-2:00 for the first time (officially) as a team this year. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available, and the stores will have certain merchandise at 50% off. If you’re a season ticket member, be sure to wear your jersey for extra bonuses like free parking, (which is $5 to the public. Park in the East and West forum lots.), passes for select autograph sessions on the club level, and others. After tomorrow, the team will head south to the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida from Monday through Thursday. They will return to the Tampa Bay Times Forum with an open practice on ‘Free Lunch Friday’.
The camp roster consists of 27 players. Here is the list:
Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone, Benoit Pouliot, B.J. Crombeen, Cory Conacher, Mike Angelidis, Adam Hall, Tom Pyatt, Nate Thompson, Dana Tyrell, Kyle Wilson, and Pierre-Cedric Labrie.
Hope to see you there!