PANTHERS v GIANTS ON WEDNESDAY

The games are coming thick and fast with high octanne domestic and international action on the cards for fans.

There's a big Challenge Cup game coming up this weekend and then the visit by Finnish giants Turku in the Champions Hockey League but first it's a vist by the Giants of Belfast!

Fresh from back-to-back victories over the Steelers the Giants visit Nottingham for League action on Wednesday night.

 

So, it’s gameday Wednesday first, as second placed Belfast bring their new found form to Nottingham for the first time this season.

Said Panthers' head coach Corey Neilson today: "Belfast had our number last season, but that was then. We're creating chances we just need to start putting them away. It'll be a great game and a heck of way to break up your mid-week!"

Giants currently have two of the three most penalized players in the season so far in S[pira Goulakos and Jim Vandameer and Goulakos and XColin Shields are both in the league's top ten points scorers.

There will be plenty going on during the day too as the Panthers, as always, have some great deals and steals for you around the city!

Chairman Neil Black will be at Saltbox ahead of the game to chat to fans and answer questions.

We’ve got the Shirt off his back raffle back in full flow with another jersey up for grabs this time.

The latest magazine is again on sale and it includes loads of exclusives and more.

The fifty-fifty draw will be in operation also and remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Fans have been very supportive of the new safety and security measures which have been brought in this season. Fans are urged to allow extra time to get to their seats. There will be bag searches and the restrictions on sizes will be enforced. There will be no lockers in general use at Panthers’ home games, There will be pat downs and wand searches going on in the search lanes too. Please follow the arena staff instructions when leaving the arena after the games this year. There will be reduced exits available but the number in use will vary depending on the size of the crowds at games.

PANTHERS’ VIP desk, is again on LEVEL THREE…that’s one flight of stairs up from the foyer and one flight of steps down from the hospitality boxes.

We have parking deals lined up with Nottingham City Car Parks at Broadmarsh East and Sheriff’s Lodge. It’s going to be cheap on a match by match basis for fans, but it’s cheaper still if you grab a parking season ticket. For more information call 0115 8761444.

The arena catering team will be feeding the Panthers’ players after their home games this season. Meanwhile there has been a revamp for fans on the concourse too with more choices on the food front and reduced prices for beer, tea and coffee. Every time Panthers kill off a penalty on the ice there will be ten pence knocked off the price of a pint in the ENCORE bar after the final hooter where Dan Green will be having a chat with one of the players as soon after the hooter as they can get there.

Shooters Bar will be backing the Panthers' powerplay this season. Adult season ticket holders can get a meal deal special from MacDonalds in Nottingham all week long (after 10.30am).

Match and season tickets can be used on the Nottingham trams network to get to the game for £2 return.

Wednesday's game is sponsored by Nottingham Elective Orthopaedic Services, part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, check their advertisement out in the match night magazine.