Blackburn Eagles host Widnes Wild on Saturday in a top of the table clash in the National Ice Hockey League North 2 Division.
The Eagles are currently sat top of the league with a three point advantage over second placed Widnes, as well as having a game in hand.
The two sides have already met on three occasions this season, the first two fixtures were both in Widnes and they came within a month of each other, Blackburn running out victors on both occasions, 3-5 and 1-3.
The last meeting between the two sides saw the visitors taking a 3-1 win home from the clash in Blackburn.
Both sides are on extremely good form, Wild are currently on a seven game unbeaten run in their chase to catch their opponents at the top of the league.
Meanwhile, Blackburn Eagles are on a ten game unbeaten run, the last defeat being that home game against this weekends opponents.
Michal Fico, who defected from Wild to the Eagles after just two games of this season, will be turning out against his former side after an impressive campaign so far this season which has included 29 assists.
Eagles captain Wayne Slater, who has been an ever present for the side this season, classed the game as ‘huge’.
“It’s a big one. With them just three points behind us we haven’t got room for mistakes, and on the other hand a win on Saturday can put us within touching distance of clinching the trophy this season.”
“We have to ensure we’re on our top game and bring home to points at the end of it.” he said.