Nottingham Panthers forward Marc Levers believes his side's rivalry with Sheffield is as intense as ever.
The sides face each other in Sheffield on Boxing Day and meet again at the National Ice Centre the next day.
Levers told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I have been involved with Nottingham against Sheffield for a while now and I know it will be crazy.
"The rivalry has really picked up again recently, so the boys will look after themselves and be ready to go."
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