Big Ern opts for extra practice ice time
GMB Panthers' head coach Corey Neilson made today's on-ice practice session an optional affair and Brian McGrattan was first to "opt in". He told the website today: "I wanted the extra skate as I try to catch up with the guys who were here for pre-season and training camp." In the end he wasn't alone on the ice as goalies Dan Green and Henry Pacl joined in alongside the likes of Jeff Dimmen and recently back from injury Stephen Schultz. Club photographers Adam Gouldson and Karl Denham were also on hand to snap a few shots too. Panthers face Manchester on Saturday at home in a game that counts for both league and cup points. Tickets are on sale NOW!