The Cat’s Whiskers first appeared as a printed fanzine in October 2000. Five issues were produced, which were sold at Panthers home games, and proceeds from sales were given in sponsorship to the Nottingham Lions. The final printed issue was produced in February 2003.
A five year hiatus followed before TCW returned online in May 2008. Several articles and interviews from the original were reproduced along with new content.
As the website grew, more features were added and new services offered. A match night text commentary service, TCW Live was launched at the start of the 2009/10 season which gave coverage of Panthers games, home and away for three seasons.
Cat’s Whiskers TV then followed, a weekly magazine show on YouTube which reported on the Panthers and the rest of the EIHL. Cat’s Whiskers TV became The Cat’s Whiskers Podcast in 2014 and is still going strong today.
Jono founded The Cat’s Whiskers in 2000 and has been at the forefront of the brand ever since. A Panthers fan for over 30 years, Jono is co-presenter of the podcast and writes several articles for the website.
Paul has been writing about Ice Hockey in Nottingham in his inimitable style for over twenty years, firstly with the Cool Cat and then the Cat’s Whiskers fanzines. Following a break from the show in the 2014/15 season the show’s co-founder is back bringing his usual upbeat enthusiasm. Contrary to popular belief he isn’t pessimistic, just not confident.
Aaron joined the Cat’s Whiskers team in 2012, firstly behind the scenes as Cat’s Whiskers TV was formed, before moving in front of the camera later on that season.
A Panthers fan for nearly 10 years, Aaron is one of the main interviewees and presents the podcast in Jono’s absence.
You can follow Aaron on Twitter @azzlord
Andy joined The Cats Whiskers team as a regular during the 2014/15 season, having been on the YouTube show a few times.
A Panthers fan since 2001, Andy is one of the main Twitter commentators for @NPHockeyLive