The Nottingham Lions will be aiming to end the Solihull Barons' impressive sixteen game winning streak, as they entertain their Midlands rivals at the National Ice Centre on Sunday evening (7.30pm).
The Lions will also be looking to break their own unwanted streak of three straight defeats, including last Sunday's narrow 3-2 loss in Coventry.
The table-topping Barons have not dropped a single point since a 5-4 defeat at the hands of Deeside Dragons, way back in October last year and currently sit five points clear at the summit of the Laidler Conference, looking like comfortable, odds-on favourites to secure the league title in the coming weeks.
Matt Bradbury's men will be under no illusion at the size of Sunday's task, knowing they will be coming up against the league's best attack and defence (184 goals scored – 44 conceded) but they will be buoyed by the fact that they have beaten the Barons twice already this season.
Nottingham edged both of those games by one goal, Luke Branin and Dan Hazeldine both scored in their 2-1 victory at the National Ice Centre back in September, whilst October saw them claim a 3-2 win at the Hobs Moat Road rink, thanks to a Craig Wallis brace and a Neil Adams goal.
However, no luck was forthcoming for the Lions in the two sides' last meeting, when a solitary Slawomir Kasprzak goal was their only reward in a disappointing 7-1 defeat on the 22nd December at Solihull Ice Rink.
Coach Bradbury will be hoping to welcome back the likes of Joe Wightman, Slawomir Kasprzak, Christy Johnson-Brown, Cameron Good and Jamie Hovell, who all missed last weekend's away defeat by the Blaze.
So, with the Panthers away in Scotland and our recently announced special ticket offers for the rest of the season, there really is no better time to come down to the NIC and help roar the boys on to victory!
Full ticket details are available by clicking here and don't forget our special offers, where a child (Under-16) can now gain free entry to the Lions' den with every paying adult (one child per adult), whilst Panthers season ticket holders can now gain free entry, when they show their season ticket book at the National Ice Centre box office.