Nottingham Panthers

Founded: 1946

Venue: Motorpoint Arena (10,000)

Since: 2000

Head Coach: Jonathan Parades

Since: 2023

Division: Elite Ice Hockey League

Since: 2003


Twitter: @PanthersIHC

Founded in 1946 by mostly a group of Canadians from Winnipeg the Nottingham Panthers would play their first competitive game against the Wembley Monarchs at the original Nottingham Ice Stadium which was built in 1939. Playing in the English National League the Panthers won their first two titles in 1951 and 1954 before joining the British National League which they won in 1956 after finishing as runners up in their first season.

In 1960 however the lack of interest of Ice Hockey in Britain was so that it would see the demise of the league and it wouldn’t be until 1980 when Nottingham Panthers were given the chance to come back and participate first playing in the English League South before joining the British Hockey League in 1982.

Panthers would win their first national playoffs in 1989 before the rebuild of the Nottingham Ice Stadium to what is now the National Ice Centre in 2000 kick started a new era in what has since been a most successful period in the history of the Panthers.

Since the Millennium Panthers have won the league championship and five playoff titles with eight challenge cups adding to the six Autumn Cups they won pre 2000.

The biggest of all though was winning the IIHF Continental Cup in 2017 which is Europe’s second tier club competition thus becoming the first team from Britain to win a major European competition.

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