Revenge is the only word currently on the Nottingham Lions' lips, as they prepare to take on the Widnes Wild at the National Ice Centre on Sunday evening (7.30pm).
Last month, the Lions travelled to Widnes and found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-1 humbling and only a Lee Holland goal, seventeen seconds from the final buzzer, prevented the Wild from being the first team to shut out Nottingham since the Solihull Barons in March last year.
Currently looking to consolidate their play off position in the Laidler Conference standings, Matt Bradbury's men will be well aware that Sunday's visitors are currently in good form, having won their last three games, including their taming of the Lions, three weeks-ago.
The meetings between the two sides earlier in the season were both close affairs, with Nottingham coming out the victors after a 7-5 win at the National Ice Centre back in October, helped along by a Mikey Rose hat-trick. Then in November, a Dan Hazeldine brace secured a road point for the visiting Lions, in a 2-2 tie at Silverblades.
Coach Bradbury will be hoping for the return of Rob Perks, Joe Wightman, Slawomir Kasprzak, Cameron Good and Christy Johnson-Brown to his line-up, who all missed last Saturday's win at Hull Jets and the following day's defeat at Sheffield Senators.
Face off is just after Sunday's Panthers clash with Belfast and Lions games are always an exciting and action-packed way to round off a hockey-filled weekend in the city.
Full ticket details are available by clicking here and don't forget our special offers for the rest of the season 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.
So there really is no better time to come down to the NIC and help roar the boys on to victory!