The rules and format for tomorrow’s SL45 All-Stars tournament have been unveiled, while we are excited to announce that Paul Adey and Simon Kirkham will officiate the matches.
Adey’s #22 shirt, of course, was retired by the club as a player after a glittering career and he also returned to coach Panthers, which resulted in the memorable overtime Challenge Cup final success in Sheffield in 2003-04.
Kirkham is a former Superleague and Elite League referee, has been referee-in-chief for the Elite League and Ice Hockey UK, while he has also officiated for the IIHF. He is now a supervisor for the IIHF.
Steve Lee said: “I am grateful that Paul and Simon have given up their time to officiate in the tournament.
“I am sure fans are looking forward to seeing them out on the ice tomorrow.”
Programmes: Stevie Lee testimonial programmes will be on sale for £5 with tributes from current and former players, as well as photos, stats and stories from his career.
50-50 tickets: Look out for 50-50 ticket sellers around the rink on sale at £1 each,
Shirt off the back: Your chance to win one of four shirts off the back – Steve Lee, Jordan Fox, David Ling and Corey Neilson. £1 per ticket.
Chuck a puck with David Ling and Ken Feast: £1 a puck – nearest to centre ice wins a signed SL45 All-Stars jersey.
Caps: Signed SL45 All-Stars caps by individual players from the draft. First-come first-served basis. £20 each. Will be sold in the foyer.
Shirt auction: The SL45 All-Stars shirt auction will take place in the Platinum Suite on floor 4 of the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham after the game. All shirts will be auctioned.
All four teams will play each other once, with two points for a win and one point for a tie
All games 10-minute running clock 3-on-3 and there is no overtime or penalties in group games
Top two teams will qualify for the Grand Final
Teams tied on points after group stage, criteria is result between sides followed by goals for, goals against
If the Grand Final is tied, straight to a penalty shootout – three shots each followed by sudden death.
Any penalty called by the referees during a game will result in an immediate penalty shot
Goalies have to play puck, cannot freeze puck
Face-offs only to take place if puck goes out of play
7:20pm: Player and team introductions
7:30pm: Group stages under way
Lee’s Legends v The Danglers
Shelly’s Shambles v Barmy Army
The Danglers v Barmy Army
8:05 approx: First interval – ice cut
8:20 approx: Group stages continue
Shelly’s Shambles v Lee’s Legends
Barmy Army v Lee’s Legends
The Danglers v Shelly’s Shambles
9pm approx: Chuck a puck with Ken Feast and David Ling
9:05 approx: Second interval – ice cut
9:20: Grand Final
9:35 approx: Presentations, photos and Stevie Lee speech
9:45 approx: Shirt auction in the Platinum Suite on floor 4 of the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
10pm approx: After-party at Alea Casino. Wrist bands for £5 available at The Legend pub or you can pay on the door