NIHL hockey is back with the Streaming Series!

October 28, 2020

The NIHL National owners group has been collaborating extensively over the last few weeks, and working with the EIHA and rink operators towards the objective of getting our game back on the ice. We would like to put on record our thanks to the EIHA, Planet Ice, Ice Sheffield and GLL Better Leisure for the support of our clubs during this critical phase of our season planning. We’re delighted to share that we have created a small pilot series of games which will take place in November, so that we can gather information to feed into planning for a competitive season launch in early 2021.

This is how it’s planned to look:

  • 3 teams: Milton Keynes Lightning, Sheffield Steeldogs and Swindon Wildcats
  • No fans in-person attendance. Games will all be streamed on a high quality platform, with a broadly consistent experience across all fixtures and venues.  Tickets will be priced at £12, with a family ticket on an optional basis at £3 per additional viewer if more of you are watching together and feel you’d like to further support your club
  • Fixture dates:
    • 14 Nov – Swindon vs MK (18:15)
    • 15 Nov – Sheffield vs Swindon (17:30)
    • 21 Nov – MK vs Swindon (19:00)
    • 22 Nov – Swindon vs Sheffield (18:15)
    • 28 Nov – MK vs Sheffield (19:30)
    • 29 Nov – Sheffield vs MK (17:30)
  • Tickets are now on sale for all games, via the ticketing page or via your club’s web pages

Mark Johnson, Chair of the NIHL National owners group had this to say about the Streaming Series: “We have all been missing hockey, and have been overwhelmed by the level of support and interest fans of all teams across our league have shown. … Read the rest

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