Panthers getting ready for HUGE European decider tonight
GMB Panthers coaching staff say they'll be ready when the puck drops tonight in the deciding match of this year's Continental Cup in Ritten, Italy. Three teams still have a chance of lifting the trophy but only Panthers can make it happen themselves. Panthers need a point from their last game to finish top of the Super Final group. Teams are awarded three points from a win in regulation, two for an overtime or shoot-out win and one from an OT or shoot-out loss. Odense and Ritten can also win the trophy but only if other results go their way. Panthers' head coach Corey Neilson said today: "We watched the hosts in their other games. They're a good hockey club with some proud players. They were beaten by Odense last night and that will fire them up but we have a game plan and we will be ready. " Ritten are the team most used to the ice conditions here so we have a big job to do but we've come a long way and we don't want to go home empty handed. We have more than a hundred noisy fans in the stands and thousands more watching at home via the webcasts. It's going to be a big night!"