Nottingham Panthers sack head coach Gary Graham after just 192 days

The Nottingham Panthers have parted company with head coach Gary Graham just 192 days after they appointed him.

Graham, who arrived at the Motorpoint Arena after spending most of his coaching career with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Comets, exits with a record of 6-8-1 in the Elite League.

He also guided the Panthers to the knockout phase of the Challenge Cup with four wins and four defeats in Group C.

“Unfortunately, results have not been what the club was looking for,” explained chief executive Omar Pacha. “We feel making a change and bringing in a new voice will help give new direction to the group.

“I’d like to thank Gary for his time with the club and all his hard work throughout the season and the summer period. We wish him all the best for the future.”

The Panthers, who have lost each of their last three matches, return to the ice on Saturday [26 September] for a road game versus the Sheffield Steelers. On Sunday [27 September], they will host the Manchester Storm.

Updates to follow.