PUCK DROPS TOMORROW - TIME FOR THE ALADDIN CUP

PUCK DROPS TOMORROW - TIME FOR THE ALADDIN CUP

Ice hockey is back in Nottingham and the puck drops tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm when the GMB Nottingham Panthers host the Braehead Clan from Glasgow for the Aladdin Cup. With grim weather predictions over the next few days brighten up your weekend with the return of the fastest team sport in the world when the double-winning (Challenge Cup and Play Offs) GM<><> 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 and we have parking deals lined up at the Broadmarsh where it's just £3 a match or pick up a Panthers Parking Season Ticket which works out at just £2 a game or less!. After every home game the Panthers' players will be eating meals from Pizzeria Savaiand fans will be able to use their match tickets to take advantage of a buy one get one free deal on gamedays BUT for this game only Pizzeria Savai's sister restaurant Saltbox is offering fans a special meal and drink deal - a handmade lamb cheeseburger and beer (or soft drink) for just £10 with your match ticket. Match and season tickets can also be used on the Nottingham trams network to get to 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! The shop and the merchandise stalls on the concourse carry a full range of Panthers branded goods. Check them out and orders are being taken in the foyer and in the shop all day Saturday for the new replica shirts....samples are available to try on for sizes and you can have any name and number included in your order. <><><> 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, if there’s no book balancing involved. 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 regardless of the opposition managing to 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 that. A team that is caught offside may be given the