The Nottingham Panthers have added to the depth of their squad ahead of the new Elite League season with the signing of Morgan Clarke-Pizzo on a two-way deal.
The 21-year-old – son of Panthers’ legend David Clarke, the Elite League’s all-time top goal scorer – came through the development ranks in Peterborough and Nottingham and has spent time in the juniors in Canada and America.
He also featured for the Panthers in the recent Elite Series during lockdown.
Clarke-Pizzo will play in the NIHL but will train with the Panthers throughout the week and will dress for Nottingham when needed by the coaching staff to turn out for the club.
Panthers also have plans to keep an eye on other youngsters as they continue to develop. Players like teenager Jack Hopkins who has signed with another team in the NIHL, will get the chance to train with the Elite League squad.
In other news the Panthers would like to thank fans for jumping on tickets for the two big curtain-raising games of the new campaign.
The matches against Cardiff Devils in the deciding-leg of the Diamond Jubilee Cup on Sunday September 12th and in the Aladdin Cup against Sheffield Steelers on Saturday September 18th, see’s the return of live ice hockey in front of fans to the Arena in Nottingham for the first time in 80 weeks.
A huge number of tickets had been snapped up in the first few hours of them launching with plenty still available, to purchase your ticket for either game you can click here.
This coming season is Panthers’ 75th anniversary year and promises to be as exciting as any. Panthers’ ice hockey is always best witnessed live at the arena and the club are hoping fans will come back in numbers to support the team.
*Main image @PanthersIHC Clarke-Pizzo has appeared for the Panthers in the Elite Series.