Returning from a road trip to a renovated arena, the Peninsula Panthers’ home opener on Friday, October 6, will be unlike any in recent history.

Due to a massive renovation project at the Panorama Recreation Centre – the Panthers’ home arena – the team has had to spend their first few weeks on the road.

Starting a season away from home certainly comes with its own challenges, such as a 2-4 start to the season. But it’s also presented the team with an opportunity to bond quickly and early indications suggest the wait will be worth it in the long run.

Millions Spent in Addition to Hockeyville Win

The Panorama arena, which had old steel-based boards, an undersized playing surface, and outdated ice maintenance systems, is set to welcome the Panthers this Friday.

The renovation cost $2.2-million, updating the arena into one of the best on the island. Even better, a 2015 Kraft Hockeyville victory earned the arena a giant TV/scoreboard, engaging fans more than ever.

Check out this panorama of Panorama Recreation Centre!

Finally preparations are underway for Arena B to open this Friday, October 6th. #icemaking

Posted by Panorama Recreation on Monday, October 2, 2017

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