A double header awaits the Nottingham Lions this weekend, as they aim to end their regular season on a winning note, with at trip to Lancashire to face Blackburn Eagles on Saturday evening (5.45pm), followed by their final home game of their Laidler Conference campaign against Hull Jets at the National Ice Centre, on Sunday evening (7.30pm).
Alan Levers - Makes his final home apperance on Sunday.
Sunday's game against the Jets also sees veteran netminder Alan Levers make his last-ever home appearance for the Lions, as he prepares to retire from the senior game, after twenty-four years in-between the pipes, many of which have been for his hometown club.
Nottingham will be looking to finish with a one-hundred percent record against the Eagles on Saturday, having already beaten them three times this term. Braces from Christy Johnson-Brown and Joe Wightman, helped their team to a 9-1 victory at Blackburn Ice Arena, back on the opening day of the season.
December's clash between the sides at the NIC, saw a Luke Branin hat-trick and two goals from Dan Hazeldine see off their Lancashire-based opponents by a 5-1 scoreline, whilst goals from Stephen Breisner, Slawomir Kasprzak and Rob Perks saw the Lions seal a 3-0 home win, two weeks ago.
Slawomir Kasprzak in action at Blackburn Arena last September.
Matt Bradbury's men also remain unbeaten against Sunday's opponents this campaign.
September's clash at Hull Arena saw Nottingham salvage a point right of the end of the game , when industrious forward Perks snatched an equaliser with eighteen seconds remaining, in a thrilling 4-4 tie.
A Breisner brace helped the Lions to a 5-2 victory at the NIC back in November, whilst a solitary Branin strike in the first period saw the Nottingham take a 1-0 win back to Lace City, early on last month.
Coach Bradbury will be hoping for the return of marksman Wightman, defensemen James Francis-Barrie and Cameron Good, who all missed out on the Lions' previous win against Blackburn, whilst young netminder Tom Hovell will be in goal for Saturday's encounter with the Eagles, as Alan Levers takes the day off to get married before taking part in another major milestone in his life, the following day.
So, with the Panthers not in action, your last chance to see the magnificent Levers perform on home ice 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.