The Nottingham Lions will be looking to bounce back in style following back-to-back losses against the Deeside Dragons, as they refocus on entertaining the Hull Jets at the National Ice Centre on Sunday evening.
Ivo Dimitrijevs in action at Hull Arena earlier this month.
Nottingham have been missing several key roster pieces of late, top-scorer Dan Hazeldine was side-lined with injury last week, as well as Lee Holland, Slawomir Kasprzak, Christy Johnson-Brown and Reece Glossop, all of whom would be welcome additions to the short benched Lions.
The Jets take to the ice with 11 points from 15 games, seeing them seated in the Laidler D2 sixth spot. Most recently Hull tied the Wild 5-5 and came away with a 5-3 victory over the Blackburn Eagles. Sunday marks the Jets' first visit of the season to the NIC and both the Lions and Hull have a win a piece from the two match-ups on Humberside.
The Lions last took two points, two weeks ago against the Jets and they will be hoping to use what they learned against their tough opponents in that game, to walk away with a win at home this time around.
Matt Bradbury’s team have evolved a lot this season, initially it was the first period causing the coach headaches but with those woes behind him, he can shift is attention to the third period and closing out games with leads and wins intact.
It is sure to be an exciting match up and you can see it live at the NIC at 7:30pm, Sunday. Ticket details are available by clicking here.