Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Can Catch Top Two ( Andre

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Can Catch Top Two ( Andre

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Byline: By Lee Ryder

Newcastle Vipers star Andre Payette believes his side are on the brink of derailing Nottingham Panthers' Elite League title dreams.

The Panthers lie in second place now but have Vipers breathing down their necks, with games in hand, in third position.

Table toppers, Belfast Giants, are still lording it at the top of pile and hold a 12 point lead over Newcastle, however, the Arena side have five games in hand on the Ulster side.

Two wins over Edinburgh Capitals have kept Rob Wilson's side in the hunt and Payette wants to keep things going today against the Panthers.

He said: "Nottingham are just ahead of us in the standings, but we have games in hand on them.

"If we get a result in their barn that's a big step towards overtaking them.

"So far this season we've beaten them twice at our rink, but lost once down there in the Challenge Cup.

"We're aiming to put that right today."

Payette has missed three games in recent weeks because of an altercation against Panthers in the 4-2 win back at the Arena earlier this month. …

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