After getting back to winning ways at Coventry Blaze the Lions are hosts to the Hull Jets on Sunday.
After a positive start to the season with three wins and a home tied game against the Lions the Jets season appears to have hit an uncommon, for them, poor patch of form.
Since their last visit to the Nottingham on 27 September the Jets have suffered a five game set back which started with their NIC visit and the 6-2 loss to the Lions.
The Jets then visited Widnes and suffered a 9-2 loss and then the following three games, although lost, were much tighter affairs and they were scoring goals which must have boosted their confidence somewhat.
In players like Chris Hogarth, Declan Pearson, Kieran Beach, and Dan Hackford, the Jets do have players capable of winning games and must feel that at some stage soon there will be games that will swing their way.
As with Coventry Blaze last week it took a real workmanlike performance to overcome this present basement team with even Captain Luke Thomas pitching in with a goal along with Elliott Perrin, and a first goal for young Cameron Pywell in the Lions 1-3 win and with that win gaining another valuable two points to still head the Laidler Conference by two points from Deeside Dragons who are hot on the Lions heels and with games in hand.
The Jets have also had their successes having defeated Coventry Blaze twice this season with 0-3 and 5-2 scores so will definitely be here in Nottingham in an attempt to get their season back on a positve track.
Always a tough encounter envisaged with the Hull Jets who should not be taken lightly by any team, because they are very capable of turning the tables on any opponent in the Laidler Conference deciding to take a night off when they are in town.
The Lions had better be up for this one because with the Dragons breathing down the Lions neck and looking for the points it is all to play for this Sunday at the NIC.
Finally congratulations to Connor Glossop who has been selected to play for the Great Britain U20s in the Division 1B World Championships in Megeve, France in December. This is testimony to both his commitment to his sport and to the input from the coaches involved in Nottingham’s Junior Development and the Academy Programmes.
The Panthers are up at Sheffield tonight so if you fancy supporting some up and coming players come along and see the Nottingham Lions, you will be very welcome. Face off is at 7.30pm at the National Ice Centre's Olympic Rink .