Gameday today- Fans Guide

Gameday today- Fans Guide

An exciting week for the Nottingham Panthers begins tonight! The return leg against Braehead takes place at the National Ice Centre at 7:30PM as the Panthers try to seal progress to the semifinals of the Challenge Cup. The first leg was an exciting hockey match as the Panthers sunk a last gasp equaliser for 3-3 at the hooter. For full highlights of that game, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew1B1ayICq0&t=96s The winner will find themselves in a two leg semifinal against the Sheffield Steelers, who sealed their progress over the Edinburgh Capitals a few weeks ago. The players are getting ready for the game and there are interviews with Brian McGrattan and Matt Carter to listen to their views on the games. For the interviews in full, click on the links to the right or follow the direct links below. Panthers TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCgVQKAJejI Panthers Radio: http://www.panthers.co.uk/sites/default/files/McGrattan%20Braehead.mp3 With so much on the line, it is hugely important to have as many of the #PanthersNation at the game as possible to help cheer the boys on. Tomorrow's game is also the fans first chance to buy the Panthers Christmas special jersey! Our desire is to see all the fans dress to the nines alongside the players during the Christmas fixtures. The jerseys were revealed yesterday and were well received on social media so make sure to come down Wednesday so as not to miss out on getting one. So guarantee your place in the crowd and your very own limited edition jersey by buying a ticket on line (click on the right), from 0843 373 3000 or by visiting the box office. The match will be screened for you to re-live the action within an hour of the final hooter at Saltbox, just off the Plaza. Meanwhile, the sale of Ice Guardians tickets continues and they are selling fast so make sure to get yours tonight. The Hollywood movie is coming to Nottingham for three special Panthers presentations in January. They will be available from the photo and DVD desk in the foyer at the game meanwhile. While buying your Ice Guardian tickets, make sure to get your hands on the new 2017 Panthers calendar from the same desks. There’s a shirt off the back of one of the players up for grabs in the special raffle again. A £1 ticket could see you win one of the shirts from the game and have it presented at the locker room by the player himself. The fifty-50 draw will be in operation too – you could win a big cash prize but you have to be in it to win it! The more tickets you buy – the bigger the prize! We have parking deals lined up at the Broadmarsh. It’s cheap on a match by match basis for fans, for more information e-mail parking@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Saltbox next to the arena is under new management and will be offering meal deals on game days too. They’re now the Panthers’ goals sponsor too so listen out for their “drink to that one at Saltbox” announcements during the game. Match and season tickets can also be used on the Nottingham trams network to qualify for £2 return journeys. Adult season ticket holders can get a meal deal special from McDonald's in Nottingham all week long (after 10.30am). The shop and the merchandise stalls on the concourse carry a full range of Panthers branded goods. <><><> WE HAVE GOT A LOT OF NEW FANS COMING TO GAMES THIS SEASON. TO HELP THEM - a newcomers guide to some of the rules for the fastest team sport in the word: The rule book is hundreds of pages thick but there are some basics that help newcomers understand what’s going on around them. To start with, its five skaters and a goalie per team. Two skaters on defence, three up front. If the ref gives a team a penalty then the offending player sits in the penalty box. If an opponent takes a penalty at the same time the penalties cancel each other out. P