Panthers face Giants Tomorrow at 4PM

Panthers face Giants Tomorrow at 4PM

Tomorrow night, the GMB Panthers host the Belfast Giants at the NIC. After the Panthers beat the Devils on Tuesday night, the race for top spot in the EIHL has closed to just 7 points between first and third. In third place, as it stands, are the Belfast Giants, who will be hoping to leave Nottingham with a crucial two points to close the gap on the Devils. The Panthers however, have proved not to be in a giving mood to the title chasers recently, having beaten both Sheffield and Cardiff at home in the recent past. Next up are the Belfast Giants who have struggled lately and will be looking to bounce back strongly. The Panthers, on the other hand, are enjoying some great home performances and will be hoping to carry that streak on this Sunday. The game is sponsored by the UK Theatre Bureau, bringing the magic of opera to Wollaton Park. The Ice Locker are launching their 10% discount for Season Ticket Holders tomorrow, on all their merchandise! The latest edition of the match magazine will be on sale and this one covers the next two games! Get it tomorrow for just £3 and get some exclusive content including interviews with Stephen Schultz, Brian McGrattan and Matt Carter PANTHERS’ VIP desk, sponsored by East Midlands Trains is on LEVEL THREE…that’s one flight of stairs up from the foyer and one flight of steps down from the hospitality boxes. Follow the signs to the Panthers’ VIP desk if you need to see us at the game. <><><> A night with the Panthers can be more than just a visit to a sporting event. The games are staged inside the fabulous National Ice Centre. 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 After every home game the Panthers' players will be eating meals from Pizzeria Savai, close to the arena. Fans can use their match tickets or Panthers season tickets to take advantage of a “Buy One Get One for half-price” deal at Pizzeria Savai on game days. Match and season tickets can also be used on the Nottingham trams network to get into the game with £2 return tickets. Adult season ticket holders can get a meal deal special from MacDonalds in Nottingham all week long (after 10.30am). The fifty-50 draw is brought to you in association with Temple Printing. A £1 ticket could win you hundreds or more…..you’ve got to be in it to win it! The more tickets you buy – the bigger the prize! There's also the ever growingly popular SHIRT OFF HIS BACK RAFFLE which is just one pound a ticket. The winner will get to visit the player at the locker room after the game for the shirt handover after the end of the game. The shop and the merchandise stalls on the concourse carry a full range of official Panthers branded goods. These are the ONLY legally sanctioned merchandise outlets. <><><> Even at this stage of the season we have lots of new fans joining us with the crowds continuing to grow match on match. To help them get more from their visit we have 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 o