Here's everything you need to know about Saturday's game
This Saturday we celebrate the career of a British hockey legend, former Devil and current Nottingham Panther Matthew Myers, who will be joined by current and former teammates from his 20+ year playing career.
FACE OFF – The doors open at 4:30pm and the bar will be open from then. The teams will hit the ice for warmup at 5:00pm, then the puck drops at 5:30pm.
Pictured above: Myers celebrates a goal during the 2019-20 season
TICKETS – There are still great seats available, just CLICK HERE to book online or call us on 0800 0842 666 to buy over the phone.
WHO’S PLAYING – Well there are a lot that have been announced and a few that still haven’t but if you have followed the Devils at any time over the past 20 years, you will have someone to cheer on. Some of the fan favourites returning for the night are Trevor Hendrikx, Brent Walton, Luke Piggott, Neil Francis, Jake Morissette, Gerad Adams, Paul Sample, Phil Hill, Joseph Myers, Jonathan Phillips and Jeff Smith to name just a few. There are also current Devils Sam Duggan, Mark Richardson and Ben Bowns in the lineup on Saturday with a few more players to be announced this week.
Pictured above: plenty of the faces from the 2015 challenge cup winners are back on Saturday
THE FORMAT – There are 4 teams, the Retro Devils, the New Age Devils, the Nottingham Crew and Team GB. Some guys may fall into more than one of those categories, or if you are Matthew Myers, you can fit into all 4. Teams will play a mini game against each of the other teams (12 min running time), then we have a winner takes all final to end the night. We aren’t gamblers, but we think Matthew’s team will win.
- Game 1. Retro Devils v New Age Devils
- Game 2. GB v Nottingham
- Game 3. Retro Devils v Nottingham
- Game 4. New Age Devils v GB
- Game 5. New Age Devils v Nottingham
- Game 6. Retro Devils v GB
PIctured above: The jersey designs for the 4 teams to be worn on Saturday
GAME SHEETS – There is a souvenir game sheet to commemorate the event on sale for just £1 from all the normal game night sales stands.
SHIRT OFF HIS BACK – We’ve got a special Shirt off the Back raffle for one of Matthew’s game worn Testimonial jerseys (the red Devils jersey), but of course he will be playing for more than one team. You get to do that when it's your Testimonial.
CHUCK A PUCK – A game isn’t a game without Chuck a Puck, and the prize for this one is a signed Myers stick, so get the pucks early and chuck them on the ice when we give you the word. Pucks will be available from the game night sales stands throughout the Arena.
JERSEY AUCTION – Stick around for the postgame auction for a limited amount of the game worn jerseys from the night worn by the legends you know and love.
POSTGAME – The players will join everyone up in the main bar after the game for some good times and good stories, so grab a drink, watch the auction and they will be up as soon as they can after the final whistle.
PARKING - Wilcox House will be open from 4:00pm for parking, the cost will be £3 per car. Unfortunately the former Toys R Us carpark is not available on Saturday. Wilcox House is located across from the Harvester, about a 5 minute walk from the Arena. It will close at 10pm on Saturday night.