Sertich: Fireworks on the ice Sunday

Sertich: Fireworks on the ice Sunday

EIHL hockey returns to the National Ice Centre this Sunday, as Nottingham take on the team who stopped their great run of home form, the Belfast Giants. The Panthers media team caught up with two of the Panthers top D-men in Andy Sertich on Panthers Radio with Xynomix, and Dan Spang on Panthers TV with the GMB to discuss the game. The last time the Belfast Giants came to Nottingham, the game went to overtime and the Giants were able to head home with two points, with the Panthers settling for one. It was the first time that season that the GMB Panthers didn't come out with full points in a home game, despite tough matchups with the Storm, Steelers and Devils. Since then, Nottingham has suffered another two EIHL losses and are still looking to get their season back on track. Andy Sertich has noticed a change in the team with those losses, saying "We're coming to each game with a more strict approach... we don't like to lose, especially at home." Dan Spang was happy that the rematch was coming so quickly after their last encounter: "they're still so fresh in our minds, with their system and the way they play." In the middle of this run of losses, having the leaders the Panthers do in the dressing room has become even more important. Of players like David Clarke and Brian McGrattan, Dan said "they're guys we follow out to battle so we'll definitely lean on them and I'm sure they'll lead the way for us." The game against Belfast coincides with the weekend of Bonfire Night. However, for anyone contemplating having a bonfire party instead of watching Panthers hockey, Andy Sertich had this to say: "Do your fireworks Friday and Saturday and come and watch the fireworks at the arena on Sunday." There are still some good seats available for Sunday's game so make sure to buy yours now. Call 0843 373 3000 to book, visit the box office open now until face-off or book on line by clicking the link: www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/online/Panthers To listen to the interview full, click on the Panthers Radio and TV tabs to the right of your screens or click on the links below. Dan Spang wants revenge on Belfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npI5vx6J2Yo&feature=youtu.be Sertich: Fireworks on the ice Sunday: http://www.panthers.co.uk/sites/default/files/Andy%20Sertich%20Belfast.mp3