Panthers vs Giants: Gameday - 10/11/18
The Nottingham Panthers take on the Belfast Giants at 7pm tonight in a huge Elite League match up. The Giants come into the game on a five game winning streak, all on the road, and the Panthers will be looking to put a stop to those winning ways using the momentum built from their own two game streak after wins over Manchester and Cardiff last weekend.
With less than 400 tickets remaining in the bowl you can buy on the door, if you're planning on doing so we would advise on arriving with plenty of time to spare. To guarantee your seat before arriving at the arena you can call the Motorpoint Arena box office on 0843 373 3000 or by click the link at the top of the page.
Don't forget it's the annual Panthers' 'Teddy Bear Toss' tonight, upon the first goal scored by The Nottingham Panthers fans are urged to throw their charity gifts over the glass. To join in just bring a wrapped up, as to prevent any water damage when they hit the ice, teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) and be ready for the first Panthers' goal of the game. If your toy isn't wrapped, is oversized and unthrowable or you don't want to throw it onto the ice there will be collection points at the entrances to the arena.
All of the bears donated will be given to the Panthers' chosen charity for this season, Autism East Midlands.
Tonight's game is sponsored by the Nottingham Elective Orthopaedic Service, a specialist clinical unit based at City Hospital who undertake the highest volume of orthopaedic surgery in the region. You can find out more about NEOS here.
Captain Gui Lepine's jersey is up for grabs in the 'Shirt Off His Back' raffle, you've got to be in it to win it so get your tickets from the sellers around the arena and the lucky winner will be presented with the jersey, gameworn and sweaty, by Gui outside the Panthers' locker room after the game.
Gui's isn't the only jersey you could win, there are two more retro playoff jerseys to be won with the lastest edition of the 'Panthers Journal' match night magazine, covering the home games against Belfast (November 11th) and Fife (November 18th). Just pick up your copy, it's full of exclusive content you can't find anywhere else for the price of just three pounds, from the sellers in the silver bibs and fill in the free to enter form on page 31 that you can hand in to any fifty-50, match night magazine or Shirt Off His Back seller (or post your entry into the Panthers' postbox on the fifty-50 desk) to be in with a chance of winning a Jonathan Boxill or Andy Sertich jersey.
Planet Bounce sponsored Paws will be amongst the crowd during the period breaks with giveaways from Planet Bounce, Flowervision, Creams Cafe and Arena Catering. If you see him in your block be loud and you could go home a winner with The Nottingham Panthers.
If you're not planning on driving into town you can use your match tickets or season ticket cards to cash in on the £2 return deal on the NET Tram service again this season to get to games.
The popular fifty-50 draw will, as always, be in operation. You've got to be in it to win it so get your tickets from the sellers around the arena.
After the game Panthers will be eating meals supplied by the Arena Catering team and Dan Green will be live in the Encore Bar after the final hooter taking questions with one of the stars of the game.
The main team sponsor of The Nottingham Panthers is The Nottingham Building Society.