Nottingham Panthers stage superb Challenge Cup comeback

Nottingham Panthers

Nottingham Panthers staged a superb comeback to earn a 5-5 draw at Coventry Blaze in the Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Panthers had already qualified for the semi-finals and Blaze were already out so the match counted for little.

Blaze blitzed Panthers in the opening period to lead 5-0 but player-coach Corey Neilson and Marc Levers scored twice with Matt Francis also on target.

On Saturday, Nottingham crushed Hull Stingrays 6-1external-link in their Elite League encounter at the National Ice Centre.