After a good win over Panthers at the start of the season, Panthers have been doing pretty well with high scoring victories over Celts, Zion and then Celts in a closer rematch. In our victory against them at the start of the season they were shellshocked by our intensity and probably were not expecting that kind of performance from a promoted D2 side. Now they will have had time to warm up and be more prepared for us.
Panthers sit just above us in the league at the moment and we need 3 points to rise above the other battling teams. This season looks like a close one for a lot of teams. Players to watch out for from Panthers are Nikolai and Hiroyuki Uchida who is on 6 goals in the top scorers ranking.