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As the excitement ahead of the return of live ice hockey for fans mounts and the countdown to the curtain-raising game on September 12th draws ever closer there are a few changes to look out for on match nights or even before.
Not least for example, every SoHB winner this year will get to pick their prize from the guys on the ice at the relevant game. Those prizes will be handed over at the next home game after the jersey has been washed and – of course – signed by the player.
Meanwhile, as part of a major make-over post pandemic the popular fifty-50 cash prize draw along with the Shirt Off His Back raffle have BOTH gone online.
THE NOTTINGHAM Panthers’ return to action in front of our brilliant fans starts with the INTERMOTOR sponsored training camp and the Diamond Jubilee Cup games against Cardiff and the Aladdin Cup match-up against arch-rivals Sheffield.
AND you can turn up fully loaded for home games with your fifty-50 tickets and your SoHB tickets already bought. In fact, we’ve already got the first draws – for the deciding leg of the Diamond Jubilee Cup against Cardiff on Sunday September 12th – up and running. To join in the fun just CLICK HERE!
Fans have supported the club fantastically well throughout the pandemic. At times our website and social media numbers have gone through the roof and the hundreds of unique prizes on offer by way of the online weekly raffles have been superbly supported. Now, as fans return to witness the action live for the first time in over 80 weeks there is a need to cut down on face-to-face and contact interaction for everyone’s safety. To that end, we’re switching the match-day raffles to the new online operation. All the draws will go live throughout the week leading up to a weekend game.
If, however, you choose to wait until game day to buy your draw tickets you will be able to do so on your smart ‘phones. There will be QR (quick response) codes all around the arena, on stands, on helpers’ tabards, on posters and on the giant videotron scoreclock above centre ice. Just point your ‘phone camera at the code, tap the link that pops up on your home screen and instantly you’ll land at Panthers’ raffle HQ.
You’ll then be just a couple of clicks away from buying tickets for either the fifty-50 draw with its big cash prize OR for the Shirt Off His Back draw OR BOTH!
There will be other changes to bear in mind as well. Seat tickets will be checked outside the arena which is to a large extent switching to a cashless operation, although there will be some tills operating in the ‘old fashioned way’.
Spectators are being urged to wear masks if they want to and the more double-jabbed spectators the better. It’s not the rule but we are urging everyone to be respectful of others’ wishes at all times.
Thank you for your amazing support throughout the lockdowns, throughout the behind-closed-doors Elite Series and now in the build-up to the return of live ice hockey at the Motorpoint Arena.
We can’t wait to get back on the ice and entertain you once again.
This will be the club’s 75th Anniversary Season. That’s a rich history of sport and long may it continue.
PANTHERS v CARDIFF on Sunday September 12th (four o’clock) in the deciding leg of the Diamond Jubilee Cup.
PANTHERS v STEELERS on Saturday September 18th (seven o’clock) in the Aladdin Cup.
BOTH GAMES SPONSORED BY INTERMOTOR.
TICKETS FOR BOTH MATCHES ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE FOR GAME TICKETS.