Deals and Steals- Flames Edition
The Panthers, since last Wednesday, have been up and down to Braehead, hosted the Milton Keynes Lightning, visited the Coventry Blaze, before flying to Zurich to take on the ZSC Lions.
Guildford on the other hand have travelled to Dundee and then had a reverse fixture abandoned in that same time period, meaning they will definitely be the fresher of the two sides.
However, the Panthers have shown a steely resolved in their performances on the back of big trips, boasting multiple wins every time they've come back from a European adventure.
The last time the sides met, it was just the Panthers second home game of the EIHL season and they earned an overtime win against a very game Guidlford, backstopped brilliantly by Brian Stewart.
He may not ice this time, but their backup has looked very strong in his stint as starter, so Panthers should expect an equally stern test from the man between the posts.
On a Panthers game night, it’s just as much about what’s going on off the ice too.
Tomorrow we welcome the Mapperley and Portchester District branch of the Royal British Legion, who'll be selling poppies to the Panthers Nation.
We have our magazine out for sale for just £3 with interviews with Garnett, Brisebois, Billingsley and Sauve for your reading enjoyment.
Make sure to get your tickets for our Shirt off the back raffle too.
The fifty-fifty draw will be in operation also and remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!
We'd also like to remind supporters that the new security measures are still being enforced.
The arena has done a great job of implementing it so far and fans have been very supportive of the new safety and security measures.
However, fans are urged to allow extra time to get to their seats. There will be bag searches and the restrictions on sizes will be enforced.
There will be no lockers in general use at Panthers’ home games, there will be pat downs and wand searches going on in the search lanes too.
Please follow the arena staff instructions when leaving the arena after the games this year.
New marquees have been installed outside the arena for the security lanes so fans will not be too affected by adverse weather while queueing for security.
There will be reduced exits available but the number in use will vary depending on the size of the crowds at games.
PANTHERS’ VIP desk, is again on LEVEL THREE…that’s one flight of stairs up from the foyer and one flight of steps down from the hospitality boxes.
We have parking deals lined up with Nottingham City Car Parks at Broadmarsh East and Sheriff’s Lodge. It’s going to be cheap on a match by match basis for fans, but it’s cheaper still if you grab a parking season ticket. For more information call 0115 8761444.
The arena catering team will be feeding the Panthers’ players after their home games this season. Meanwhile there has been a revamp for fans on the concourse too with more choices on the food front and reduced prices for beer, tea and coffee. Every time Panthers kill off a penalty on the ice there will be ten pence knocked off the price of a pint in the ENCORE bar after the final hooter where Dan Green will be having a chat with one of the players as soon after the hooter as they can get there.
Shooters Bar will be backing the Panthers' powerplay this season. Adult season ticket holders can get a meal deal special from MacDonalds in Nottingham all week long (after 10.30am).
Match and season tickets can be used on the Nottingham trams network to get to the game for £2 return.
We welcome staff from the DeVere to the game tonight as our match sponsor for the evening!