By Ken Peacock
The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their 2011-12 training camp roster. There are some notable names such as veterans Steven Stamkos, Vinny Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Goale Dwayne Rollison. While these guys are seem destined to make the roster there are a few familiar Admiral names that have been invited as well. 2010/2011 Admirals appearing on the roster are Goalies Dustin Tokarski, Jaroslav Janus, and Pat Nagle; Forwards Mike Angelidis, Carter Ashton, Matt Fornataro, Blair Jones, and James Wright; Defensemen Mark Barbero, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Radko Gudas, Kevin Quick, and Mike Vernace. Other notable names are Richard Panik, Brett Connolly, and Vladislav Namestnikov.
Training camp is to start on Friday, September 16 with physicals and fitness training and followed up on Saturday, September 17 with on-ice training for the full squad. The Rookies will be having their Rookie Camp on the September 9th. Players have been filtering in to the Brandon ice facility all week and taking part in optional on-ice training.
However you look at it…..Hockey is in the air down in Florida. Please be patient Admiral Fan’s as our turn is around the corner.
To see the full roster please check out the Lightning’s press release at: http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=587617