Third place meets fourth in Sunday evening’s big Laidler Conference clash, as the Nottingham Lions play host to their Midlands rivals Coventry Blaze at the National Ice Centre (7.30pm).


Daniel Hazeldine tests Blaze goalie Connor Ranby with a shot during the Lions 4-3 win at the NIC in September.

The Lions will be looking to bounce back from defeat at the first time of asking, after a narrow loss at league leaders Deeside last month, whilst the Blaze will be striving to get their season back on track after recent losses to title rivals Solihull and Deeside.

So far, both sides have claimed a win in their two meetings this season, Coventry pounced on an off-colour Nottingham side in the Skydome back in September, with a comprehensive 7-1 win. The Lions exacted their revenge just seven days later however, as goals from Connor Glossop, Ben Wood, Mikey Rose and Luke Branin saw them secure the two points with a 4-3 victory at the NIC.

Latest signing Lee Holland is set to make his home debut. whilst Mikey Rose is still a doubt through injury. Once again Canadian Chris Allen, American Luke Branin and Pole Slawomir Kasprzak will all be jostling for the two available import spaces.

So get yourselves down to the NIC this Sunday evening for what promises to be a thrilling encounter between two teams who will both be gunning to keep their title challenges on course.


The brand new Lions match night programme will be available to buy on the night. 20 packed pages for just £2.

The Lions experience represents great value for money – ticket prices start from just £2.50 and with no Panthers game being played home or away, there really is no better time to come down and help roar the boys on to victory.

Matchday Ticket Prices:

Adults: £5.00

Children (under 16) & OAP’s: £3.00

Students (with NUS card): £2.50

Panthers Season Ticket Holders: £3.00
(Must show Panthers season ticket)

Tickets can can be bought on game nights or can be booked in advance by ringing 0843 373 3000 between 9am and 9pm Monday to Sunday or by visiting the National Ice Centre Box Office in person between 8am -9pm Monday to Sunday.

Tickets are available for collection only and all major credit & debit cards are accepted.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014.