It all comes down to this: the Final Four weekend in Bracknell. Four teams battling it out for the NIHL South 2 playoff crown, and the chance to be promoted to South 1 for next season. Oxford, Solent and Chelmsford have made it to this weekend as was to be expected – however the fourth participant is a bit of a surprise, as sixth placed Guildford knocked out third placed Bracknell last weekend to reach the Final Four. In the first semi-final on Saturday, champions Oxford take on Chelmsford, who finished the season in fourth place; while in the second

by Laurence Thorn

It's the most wonderful time of the year! After a regular season that began on the 10th of September and ended seven months later on the 8th of April, it's time for the NIHL South 2 playoffs to kick off this weekend with the four quarter-final ties. The winners of these four ties will go on to play at the Finals Weekend in Bracknell next weekend.

by Laurence Thorn

The votes are in! The first NIHL2 Wilkinson Conference Awards can now be revealed. Voted on by a panel of coaches and senior players - see who has most impressed their peers this season?

by Laurence Thorn

The final weekend of the NIHL1 hockey calendar is finally upon us. It's the National Final Four Playoff Weekend. Here's what we at 482days think of the teams.

by Nancy Carpenter

The final weekend of NIHL South 2 league action is upon us, with five league games on the schedule. The battles for second and third in the league, and for the final playoff spot, are both wide open - so it promises to be an exciting weekend of action.

by Laurence Thorn

Details of a special #piamg competition just for attendees of the Final Four playoff competition in Coventry this weekend.

by Nancy Carpenter

After a huge weekend of fixtures last time out that saw the Oxford City Stars clinch the NIHL South 2 championship, a quieter weekend of fixtures awaits us over Easter. There are just three games scheduled, however a big clash between third placed Bracknell and fourth placed Chelmsford on Saturday should certainly make up for the lack of fixtures.

by Laurence Thorn

Regional playoff semi-finals are here! 4 teams enter, just 2 will move on.

by Nancy Carpenter

Bracknell's defeat in Peterborough last weekend has blown the NIHL South 2 title race wide open, with the Hornets now no longer looking like favourites. However the third-placed side have two games this weekend in which to get their faltering title charge back on track, including a clash with second-placed Solent on Saturday. Solent also have the "small matter" of a clash with league leaders Oxford on Sunday.

by Laurence Thorn

The upcoming weekend looks to be a crucial one in the NIHL South 2 title battle, with the top 3 sides Oxford, Solent and Bracknell each playing once, as do Chelmsford and Peterborough in fourth and fifth respectively.

by Laurence Thorn