IT'S GAMEDAY - Friday night is HOCKEY NIGHT!

IT'S GAMEDAY - Friday night is HOCKEY NIGHT!

The ice hockey starts early this weekend with a Friday night Challenge Cup game at home to the Coventry Blaze for the GMB Nottingham Panthers. Fans will be able to pay on the door and the box office is open now right up until face-off. Or you can call 08433733000 or click on the link on the right. The action starts at the National Ice Centre at 7.30pm Panthers are through to the next round of the cup where they will meet either Braehead or Edinburgh but tonight's game is still vital as Panthers look to get back to winning ways and the Blaze need a win to book their place in the quarter-finals. Panthers' head coach Corey Neilson said: "Panthers versus Coventry games are always big games. We've not had the domestic results we wanted of late and the guys in the locker room have been looking pretty mean about it. Coventry haven't gone through yet either so the game will be far from a tame affair. "Kristian Kudroc makes his debut for us tonight and that'll help us to juggle the available guys around. We've had hard practices this week and we've gone back to basics. It'll be a good game to watch." Tonight's match sponsor is APPROACH PERSONNEL - guaranteed recruitment solutions.