The next chapter in the Nottingham Lions’ battle to avoid the relegation places takes places at the National Ice Centre this Sunday (26th February – 7.15pm Face-Off).
They take-on fellow strugglers; Sheffield Spartans who sit one place and two points ahead of the Lions in the ENL Division 1 North standings.
Nottingham, who already have the head-to-head advantage over fellow relegation rivals Coventry and Solihull will be looking to make it a triple, with a victory over a Spartans side who, like the Lions, have struggled for consistancy throughout the season.
Nottingham started their home campaign with a 5-3 win over Sheffield back in September before the Spartans claimed a 5-2 home victory in October. November saw the Lions leave Ice Sheffield triumphant with a 6-4 final score, having scored four unanswered goals in the final period.
Sheffield have the bonus of two games in hand over the Lions (one of which is away to Trafford on Saturday), so Matt Bradbury’s side will be giving it their all for a positive outcome.
Nicky Balchin should return after the knock which kept him out of the 2-0 win over Trafford Metros two weeks ago, whilst Gareth O’Flahtery, Ben Wood and Max Bennett should be in good form after Trent Uni’s win in the big Varsity game last Monday.
Matt Bradbury also faces a selection headache between the pipes with Richard Griffiths, Sam Gospel and Alan Levers all vying for a place and with the later two both claiming shut-outs in their last home appearances, it is hard to say who’ll get the nod this time around.
Also, don’t forget about our special student discount offer (see poster above) which starts this Sunday – bring a friend or two and get down to the NIC and JOIN THE ROAR!!!
Matchday Ticket Prices:
Children (under 16) & OAP’s: £3.00
Students (with NUS card): £2.50 (Special Offer!!)
Panthers Season Ticket Holders (Must Show Panthers Season Ticket): £3.00
All tickets are available on match nights only, from the Box Office which opens at 6:45pm.