Nottingham Panthers crowned Elite League Champions

The team were presented the trophy last night but will not officially be lifting it until next Friday night

The Nottingham Panthers have been crowned Elite League Champions.

They beat the Belfast Giants 5 - 3 last night. Matt Francis scored an empty-net goal to win Panthers the game.

The team were presented the trophy last night but will not officially be lifting it until next Friday night when they take on the Cardiff Devils at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena, a fitting homecoming for them.