NIHL National Fixtures Released
The National League Management Group (NLMG) is pleased to share the inaugural schedule for the new NIHL National Division, which will begin in September.
Ten teams will face each other in the 19/20 season playing for league, cup and playoff honors, from the first faceoff between September and the Final weekend. Oven in April 2020.
The first full weekend of competition is on 21 and 22 September, after two weekends of difficult games. Sheffield Steeldogs and Leeds Chiefs will play their first league game on Sunday, September 15th.
The game in the regular season will continue until Sunday, March 22, when the first eight teams in the standings will move to the post-season.
The Leeds Chiefs' first home game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, as they continue to work on their new arena, Elland Road.
An NLMG spokesman said, "It's always an exciting time for clubs, their players and fans to see the black and white calendar. This being a new competition adds to this enthusiasm.
"We are pleased to have the schedule and to thank the clubs and their home ice rinks for trying to solve the problems together.
"The NIHL wish member clubs every success in the new season and look forward to an exciting and competitive campaign for both fans and players."
Sunday, September 15th
Sheffield Steeldogs c. Leeds Chiefs
Saturday, September 21st
Swindon Wildcats against Raiders IHC
MK Lightning v Hull Pirates
Bison v Basingstoke against the Tigers of Telford
Bracknell Bees against the Peterborough Phantoms
Sunday, September 22
Hull pirates against the Swindon Wildcats
Sheffield Steeldogs against MK Lightning
Telford Tigers c. Leeds Chiefs
The Ghosts of Peterborough c. The Bracknell Bees
Raiders IHC v Bison of Basingstoke