NIHL National Owners See Good Progress in Return to Competition

June 12, 2021

The NIHL National Owners group met again last week and are collectively very pleased with the progress being made towards the return to competitive action in September.  A number of key topics were reviewed and we’d like to give you a short update.

Competing Teams

All ten teams have confirmed their intent to participate in the league in 2021/22.  As you may have seen in the news recently, there are some timing pressures on the completion of upgrades to Hull Ice Arena.  As a group we are working to support Shane Smith and the Hull Pirates management and to provide as much flexibility as possible for Hull to participate in the league.  We’re encouraged the Hull City Council has approved the Arena works, and urge them to deliver these to schedule.


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