Steelers visit tomorrow- Panthers can seal playoff fate

Steelers visit tomorrow- Panthers can seal playoff fate

The GMB Panthers close their home league season by facing their biggest rivals, the Sheffield Steelers. With playoffs almost upon us, the Panthers could guarantee who their opponents are for the playoff quarter finals with a regulation win tomorrow. That’s because the Steelers, who sit in third place in the league table, are three points behind the Belfast Giants with just four to play for. A Panthers regulation win would seal the Steelers in third place, giving them fourth seeding in the playoff standings. The Steelers and Giants own identical RW records right now with 29 each meaning anything other than a Panthers RW leaves their playoff race open. If the Panthers win in regulation, they make certain that they will play Sheffield in the Playoff quarter finals. That would mean that our home leg would take place on April 1st with Sheffield hosting their leg second on the Sunday. The game is sponsored by Saltbox and face off is at 7:30. Tickets are almost out so don’t risk disappointment and check if you can get one now: https://goo.gl/ns4oay 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! Get it tomorrow for just £3!! 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) return