Nottingham Panthers

Founded: 1946

Venue: Motorpoint Arena (10,000)

Since: 2000

Head Coach: Gary Graham

Since: 2022

Division: Elite Ice Hockey League

Since: 2003

Website: panthers.co.uk

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.

2022/23 results & fixtures

10.09.22 Guildford Flames (h) 4-3 *aot

11.09.22 Coventry Blaze (a) 1-2

16.09.22 Manchester Storm (a) 1-5 (Challenge Cup Group C)

17.09.22 Coventry Blaze (h) 1-6

25.09.22 Sheffield Steelers (h) 3-2 (Challenge Cup Group C) *aot

30.09.22 Dundee Stars (h) 19:30

01.10.22 Sheffield Steelers (a) 19:00 (Challenge Cup Group C)

07.10.22 Cardiff Devils (a) 19:30

08.10.22 Fife Flyers (h) 19:00

14.10.22 Dundee Stars (a) 19:30

15.10.22 Manchester Storm (h) 19:00 (Challenge Cup Group C)

19.10.22 Glasgow Clan (a) 19:30

22.10.22 Sheffield Steelers (h) 19:00 (Challenge Cup Group C)

25.10.22 Glasgow Clan (h) 19:30

29.10.22 Sheffield Steelers (a) 19:00 (Challenge Cup Group C)

30.10.22 Cardiff Devils (h) 16:00

04.11.22 Cardiff Devils (a) 19:30

06.11.22 Manchester Storm (h) 16:00 (Challenge Cup Group C)

12.11.22 Belfast Giants (h) 19:00

13.11.22 Fife Flyers (a) 18:00

18.11.22 Guildford Flames (h) 19:30

19.11.22 Guildford Flames (a) 18:00

26.11.22 Sheffield Steelers (a) 19:00

27.11.22 Manchester Storm (h) 16:00

02.12.22 Fife Flyers (h) 19:30

03.12.22 Dundee Stars (a) 19:00

10.12.22 Manchester Storm (a) 19:00

11.12.22 Cardiff Devils (h) 16:00

17.12.22 Fife Flyers (a) 19:15

18.12.22 Fife Flyers (h) 16:00

23.12.22 Glasgow Clan (h) 19:30

26.12.22 Sheffield Steelers (a) 16:00

27.12.22 Sheffield Steelers (h) 16:00

31.12.22 Coventry Blaze (h) 16:00

02.01.23 Coventry Blaze (a) 17:30

07.01.23 Guildford Flames (h) 19:00

08.01.23 Guildford Flames (a) 18:00

13.01.23 Belfast Giants (a) 19:00

14.01.23 Belfast Giants (a) 19:00

20.01.23 Glasgow Clan (a) 19:30

21.01.23 Belfast Giants (h) 19:00

27.01.23 Dundee Stars (h) 19:30

28.01.23 Manchester Storm (a) 19:00

04.02.23 Sheffield Steelers (h) 19:00

05.02.23 Cardiff Devils (a) 18:00

14.02.23 Belfast Giants (h) 19:30

18.02.23 Coventry Blaze (h) 18:00

19.02.23 Belfast Giants (a) 16:00

25.02.23 Cardiff Devils (h) 19:00

26.02.23 Dundee Stars (h) 16:00

04.03.23 Sheffield Steelers (h) 19:00

05.03.23 Guildford Flames (a) 18:00

11.03.23 Fife Flyers (a) 19:15

12.03.23 Dundee Stars (a) 17:00

18.03.23 Sheffield Steelers (a) 19:00

19.03.23 Manchester Storm (h) 16:00

22.03.23 Glasgow Clan (h) 19:30

25.03.23 Glasgow Clan (a) 19:00

26.03.23 Coventry Blaze (a) 17:30

31.03.23 Manchester Storm (a) 19:30

01.04.23 Manchester Storm (h) 19:00

*Elite League unless stated (in brackets)

2022/23 full squad

Alex Dubeau, J.C. Brassard, Craig Moore, Kelly Summers, Archie Hazeldine, Jack Hopkins, Matthew Myers, Jordan Kelsall, Jeremy Welsh, Luke Ferrara, Tanner Sorenson, Adam Brady, Craig Puffer.