Schultz out but Niki' s back in Italy
Stephen Schultz has been ruled out of tonight's big European decider in Italy through injury BUT new dad Alex Nikiforuk has flown back to Ritten to help boost Panthers' chances of getting the vital point against the hosts to secure victory in the competition. After a hectic through the night journey to get back to the UK to meet new son Knox last Thursday night into Friday Alex was back on his travels with an early flight to Innsbruck to rejoin the team in Italy. He said as he arrived back at the team hotel:"Mum and baby are doing okay and I 'm a hockey player, I'll see them again on Monday night but now it's back to the day job. We've got a trophy to win" There's a webcast available to watch Panthers v Ritten tonight. The game starts at 6pm UK time. Click on the link on the right to buy.