Panthers go global

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Saturday night saw the first ever Saturday Night Showdown, brought to you by Lucas, where Elite League ice hockey was streamed LIVE and FREE on YouTube for the first time ever on a trial basis, as The Nottingham Panthers and Cardiff Devils collided in an epic showdown.

Nottingham came out on top in the fixture thanks to goals from Jon Rheault and Luke Pither as ice hockey fans tuned in from around the world to watch the instant classic.

At last count the game, which you can still watch here, has been viewed 23,334 times for a total of 587,877 minutes, equivalent to just over one year, with an average view time of 25 minutes and eleven seconds with 4,064 concurrent live viewers.

The Nottingham Panthers, Cardiff Devils and Elite League brand spread around the globe as ice hockey fans tuned in from: Canada, the USA, Finland, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Czechia, Australia, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Peru and Singapore.

We'd like to once again place on record our thanks to Lace Market Media, Clean Cut Sports and Lucas for helping us to make this first ever trial edition of Saturday Night Showdown a success..