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PANTHERS v COVENTRY - Sunday at four o'clock - FANS GUIDE

PANTHERS v COVENTRY - Sunday at four o'clock - FANS GUIDE

The game is sponsored by sponsored by TRUELOVE PROPERTY LETTINGS LTD - residential landlords needed . There are lots of new things to look out for at this season’s home games such as the popular shirt off his back raffle. The fifty-50 draw with Temple Printing will be in operation too. And the latest edition of the match m,agazine goes on sale on Sunday too including a Miika Wiikman poster and an in depth interview with Erik the Viking Lindhagen and Stevie and Farms on the cover. The last places for Wednesday's latest Pub Quiz at Southbank on Friar Lane are up for grabs on Sunday. It's just £12 a team (up to four people) with bags and goodies from Lean Nutrition (on line at Boots.com) and a tuxedo sty;le replica shirt each for the winners. We have a different feel to the quiz this time around and all the players will be there for the "draft" - your team could be helped by one of the players, well, we say "helped"........to book your team visit PANTHERS’ VIP desk, sponsored by East Midlands Trains on LEVEL THREE…that’s one flight of stairs up from the foyer and one flight of steps down from the hospitality boxes. Follow the signs to the Panthers’ VIP desk if you need to see us at the game. After this weekend’s game the next home action is a week on Saturday February 4th against top of the table Cardiff, more top action featuring another big rival. Tickets now on sale. A night with the Panthers can be more than just a visit to a sporting event. The games are staged inside the fabulous National Ice Centre. We have parking deals lined up at the Broadmarsh. It’s cheap on a match by match basis for fans, and it’s cheaper still if you grab a parking season ticket. For more information e-mail parking@nottinghamcity.gov.uk After every home game the Panthers' players will be eating meals from Pizzeria Savai, close to the arena. Fans can use their match tickets or Panthers season tickets to take advantage of a “Buy One Get One for half-price” deal at Pizzeria Savai on game days (not Sundays). Match and season tickets can also be used on the Nottingham trams network to get into the game with £2 return tickets. Adult season ticket holders can get a meal deal special from MacDonalds in Nottingham all week long (after 10.30am). The fifty-50 draw is brought to you in association with Temple Printing. A £1 ticket could win you hundreds or more…..you’ve got to be in it to win it! The more tickets you buy – the bigger the prize! And this season sees the launch of the new SHIRT OFF HIS BACK RAFFLE which is just one pound a ticket. The winner will get to visit the player at the locker room after the game for the shirt handover after the end of the game. The shop and the merchandise stalls on the concourse carry a full range of Panthers branded goods. <><><> WE HAVE GOT A LOT OF NEW FANS COMING TO GAMES THIS SEASON. TO HELP THEM - a newcomers guide to some of the rules for the fastest team sport in the word: The rule book is hundreds of pages thick but there are some basics that help newcomers understand what’s going on around them. To start with, its five skaters and a goalie per team. Two skaters on defence, three up front. If the ref gives a team a penalty then the offending player sits in the penalty box. If an opponent takes a penalty at the same time the penalties cancel each other out. Penalties lead to power-plays and penalty-kills. One team has to skate short-handed while the other has a man-advantage. If a team scores on a power-play a player serving a minor (two minute penalty) returns to the ice. If he’s serving a major (five minute penalty) his team goes the full five minutes without him or a replacement regardless of whether the opposition score or not. Offside is different in ice hockey to football. The

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