The Bradford Bulldogs will be hosted by the Nottingham Lions this weekend at the National Ice Centre. The Lions will be looking to return to winning ways after two games lost on the trot, whilst the Bulldogs continue to struggle to notch their first victory of the season.
Ivo Dimitrijevs grabbed a brace against the Bulldogs back in September.
After playing critically shorthanded last weekend, possible returns from Reece Glossop, Sam Illsley, Ben Wood, Dan Hazeldine or Christy-Johnson Brown would alleviate the pressure that’s building up on the remaining seniors, especially when the Under-18s are unavailable for selection.
Last weekend’s matchups saw the Lions lose twice on the road despite valiant performances. Last Saturday they travelled to Widnes and despite putting up the good fight, they went down by a 3-1 scoreline, whilst on Sunday, a trip to Sheffield ended in disappointment when the Senators edged the Lions out, taking the game 4-3.
Nailed to the bottom of the Laidler D2 standings the Bradford Bulldogs have had a rough 2014 so far but despite constant losses, the Bulldogs turn up night after night and continue to push for a maiden victory. It would be a mistake to underestimate the Yorkshire outfit and although the Lions are favourites to take home the two points, it isn’t guaranteed until the final buzzer sounds.
In their sole encounter this season the Lions won 7-2 on the road in Bradford and a similar outcome would boost Nottingham's confidence and allow them to prepare a fresh offensive on the standings, heading into the festive period.
Face off at the NIC is at 7.30pm and ticket details are available by clicking here.