With the announcement yesterday of the NIHL1 playoff competitions, attention turns today to NIHL2! The EIHA today confirmed the format of the playoff competitions for both divisions of the third tier as follows: In the North, the Laidler division will be going straight to a top-four playoff weekend, to be held in Widnes in the weekend of 14-15 April. In the South, the Wilkinson division will have a best of 8 competition on the weekend of 14-15 April before the final four teams head to Bracknell for the Southern playoffs finals weekend to held 21-22 April. Note that for the

by Nancy Carpenter

Exciting news out today as details of the much anticipated NIHL1 playoff weekend will indeed be held in Coventry.  It’s the first time since the 2008/09 season that North and South have met in a formal playoff competition and the first ever under the NIHL branding for the league. Nottingham are the last ENL playoff champions when they beat Invicta 3-2 in a game that went all the way to a penalty shootout. Each Division (Moralee in the North and Britton in the South) will hold their own individual playoff competitions in the 3 weekends with 2-legged rounds (quarter-finals 17-18

by Nancy Carpenter

League leaders Oxford had last weekend off, with chasers Solent and Bracknell both taking wins to close the gap at the top. This weekend, Oxford and Solent are both in action against the same opposition (Cardiff) which will be an interesting measure of how the two sides stack up.

by Laurence Thorn

8 league games this weekend as well as action from both league and cup in 2 mid-week games to look at

by Nancy Carpenter

The action in NIHL South 2 is really starting to heat up - especially at the sharp end where the title looks to be a three-way fight between Oxford, Solent and Bracknell. And with league leaders Oxford not playing this weekend, it presents a golden opportunity to the Devils and Hornets to close the gap.

by Laurence Thorn

7 league games this weekend as well as a two midweek games (one Autumn cup and one league)

by Nancy Carpenter

One Autumn Cup semi final and 7 league games to cover this week... her's the 482days thoughts on the upcoming action.

by Nancy Carpenter

Title aspirants Oxford and Solent both won last weekend to keep up their hopes of winning the NIHL South 2 crown, but another title hopeful suffered a surprise defeat as Chelmsford went down 6-4 in Slough. This weekend, Oxford face off against Chelmsford, while Solent play back-to-back home games on both Saturday and Sunday.

by Laurence Thorn

We've a busy busy weekend in NIHL1S coming up with 8 league games and a cup semi-final to take a look at.

by Nancy Carpenter

Last weekend was a key weekend in the NIHL South 2 title race, with Bracknell and Solent taking two wins apiece to close in on leaders Oxford. This weekend, Oxford and Solent are each in action once, while Bracknell have the weekend off.

by Laurence Thorn