Three Word Friday
The arena will be bouncing when arch-rivals Sheffield come to town for league action tomorrow (Saturday) night against THE NOTTINGHAM Panthers.
Steelers have a new boss behind the bench while Panthers lost last time out in Milton Keynes.
Both camps are looking for big things in front of the biggest home crowd of the year so far.
Panthers’ head coach Rich Chernomaz is looking for a reaction from his own troops: “Our last match is over and done with, we lost, you have to learn from it and we need to play with the intensity that will be needed to beat Sheffield.
“They’ve just hired a new coach who is an experienced guy who has played at the highest level. I’m sure their players are going to be motivated and will want to come in here and prove to him that they’re good players and they can play as a team so I expect a really tough game but I am more interested to see how we play, and how well we bounce back after that game in Milton Keynes.”
If you haven’t got a ticket for the match there’s a webcast, sponsored by Internet Motor Parts, available to buy from: nottinghampanthers.tv
You can also watch the game via the webscast at The Nottingham Legend, Nottingham's number one family friendly hockey pub.
Tomorrow's game is sponsored by GMB in the Community, visit the community desk in the foyer to be in with a chance of winning an executive night out courtesy of the GMB.
At the match Planet Bounce sponsored PAWS will have giveaways from Planet Bounce, Creams Cafe, Flowervision, Arena Catering and more.
The shirt off his back raffle will be in operation again and you could go home with the jersey of #81 Luke Pither.
There are three superb retro play-off jerseys up for grabs in the free to enter match magazine draw as the third issue of the Panthers Journal goes on sale for the final time. The prizes this issue are jersey's of Erik Lindhagen, Ollie Betteridge and Evan Mosey, just fill in the slip on page 31 and hand to any seller (fifty-50, shirt raffle or magazine) or post it into the Panthers postbox on the fifty-50 desk to enter.
After the game Panthers will be eating meals supplied by the Arena Catering team and Dan Green will be talking live and taking questions from the floor with one of the stars straight after the game in the Encore Bar.
Fans are reminded the season long parking deal from Nottingham City Parking for the Arena Car Park is available. It works out at less than £2 per game day and you can use it all day on match days. It is available from 0115 8761444 and is the best value parking for matches anywhere in the city.
Alternatively, fans can use their match tickets or season ticket cards to cash in on the £2 return deal on the trams again this season to get to games.
The fifty-50 cash prize draw is in operation the sellers will be in their bright new bibs so look out for them and remember you’ve got to be in it to win it.
SEE YOU THERE!
The Nottingham Panthers main team sponsor is The Nottingham Building Society.