Gearing up to big game Saturday - COUNTDOWN IS ON!
As the players jumped on to the ice in the arena bowl for the first time in a month today to continue their preparations for the big game on Saturday there was a hive of off-ice activity going on too. The first pages of the new look match night magazine came off the presses at Temple Printing today. The magazine - still only £3 - is packed with new features again this season, not least the Release the Beast player profile and there's a welcome for all the new guys and a feature interview with new player-assistant coach David Clarke and much more in issue number one. It'll be on sale all around the arena on Saturday when the GMB Panthers entertain rivals Cardiff - face-off 7pm. Script writing for rinkside DJ Ken Feast is at an advanced stage too with new sponsors announcements to be incorporated. Fans are reminded the new match day meals deal sees an offer of buy one get one half-price at the luxurious Pizzeria Savai with your match tickets. On the injury front, Steve Lee was "giving it a go" on the ice today and further assessment will take place on his injury recovery over the next 24 hours. Stephen Schultz remains a doubt. PANTHERS v DEVILS SATURDAY AT 7 O'CLOCK The LOUDER the ROAR...the BIGGER the SCORE!