Panthers Aiming For European Glory

Nottingham Panthers will make the trip to Denmark as they prepare to play three matches this weekend that could see them lift the Continental Cup for a second time in four years.

In 2017 the Panthers became the first and only British Ice Hockey team to win a major European trophy when they topped a group including Beibarys Atyrau of Kazakhstan as well as Odense Bulldogs of Denmark and hosts Ritten Sport of Italy in the final round.

This year Nottingham travel to Denmark (where they topped the third round stage in November) to face hosts SonderjyskE (having already beaten them two months ago) as well as Belorussians Neman Grodno and Cracovia from Poland.

In great form the Panthers have won 7 of their last 8 games with Coach Tim Wallace stating “we have good momentum and we have to be ready for three hard games in Denmark”.

Canadian forward Brett Perlini said “It’s a huge week for us, we’re going to work hard and do everything we can to prepare and will go in there with a winners mindset.”

The matches will be shown on YouTube (by visiting here) with a healthy number of Nottingham Panthers fans expected to converge in Vojens over the coming days for three magnificent days of top level ice hockey where we’ll all be hoping that our team will do us proud with fingers crossed that this side can go on to make history again.

Full Continental Cup SuperFinal Fixtures below:

Friday 10th January 2020

Nemen Grodno v Cracovia (15:00)

SonderjyskE v Nottingham Panthers (18:30)

Saturday 11th January 2020

Nottingham Panthers v Cracovia (15:00)

Nemen Grodno v SonderjyskE (18:30)

Sunday 12th January 2020

Cracovia v SonderjyskE (14:30)

Nottingham Panthers v Nemen Grodno (18:00)

*The winners with the most points from three group games played will be crowned champions and receive qualification into the 2020/21 Champions Hockey League.

Elsewhere Nottingham Panther’s venue at the Motorpoint Arena is delighted to announce an international fixture as Great Britain take on Hungary on Wednesday 22nd April. Tickets are from £12.40 and will be on sale from Monday 13th January at 10am.

*Main image @PanthersIHC Head Coach Tim Wallace says the Panthers have good momentum.

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