It's Game day! Deals and Steals for fans

It's Game day! Deals and Steals for fans

The Panthers are back in action tonight after a short break from their festive schedule. The tough sequence of 6 games in 11 days saw the GMB Panthers come away with 11 of a possible 12 points in an impressive haul. The team will now look to keep this rich vein of form going when they take on the Braehead Clan tonight. Jason Williams, who won the EIHL ‘Player of the Break’ with his incredible haul of 4+4 points in five games, spoke to Panthers TV with the GMB about his excitement at taking on another opponent. Having played in front of over 15,000 Panthers fans across his first 3 games, Jason has enjoyed playing in front of large, vocal crowds: “Anytime you’re playing in front of thousands of people in a building like this, it makes the game more enjoyable.” To listen to the interview in full, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iSkZ9Mqx1A Panthers Radio with Xynomix has also been busy this week and caught up with Ollie Betteridge who described every game as a big game and ‘it's like getting ready for a play-off match now every time the Panthers step on the ice.’ You can listen to that interview by clicking here: http://panthers.co.uk/sites/default/files/Betteridge%20Braehead.mp3 The festive ‘dress to the nines’ jerseys will still be on sale at tomorrow’s game for £50 with all proceeds going to our official charity, Headway. AND there's a new edition of the magazine going on sale too. It includes the story of the young Panthers fan who emigrated to Canada with his family, became a massive fan of Brian McGrattan in Calgary but didn't get to meet him until we invited the family to a training session at the arena during a family visit back to the East Midlands! 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 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. Also if you're hungry before or after the game, head to Pizzeria Savaii and get buy one, get one half price when you present your matchday ticket! <><><> 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. Penalties lead to power-plays and penalty-kills. One team has to skate short-handed while the other has a man-advantage. If a team scores on a power-play a player serving a minor (two minute penalty) returns to the ice. If he’s serving a major (five minute penalty) his team goes the full five minutes without him or a replacement regardless of whether the opposition score or not. Offside is different in ice hockey to football. The puck must enter the attack zone (beyond the blue line) ahead of any attacking players. Simple as t