NIHL North 1 Fixtures Released For 18/19 Season
English Ice Hockey Association
National Ice Hockey League media release
The National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) LMC are pleased to release the fixtures for NIHL North 1 (Moralee) for the 18/19 season.
The division will have ten teams in league play, with Sutton Sting returning to the top flight after winning North 2 last season. Teams will play two home and two away against each other in the league.
A separate North Cup competition has seven teams including the relaunched Murrayfield Racers. The first Cup round is one home and one away against the other six teams, with the top four sides qualifying for the semi finals.
Three sides from the division are playing in the Autumn Cup against sides from NIHL South 1.
The competitive season starts on Saturday September 1, running through to Sunday March 17 after which the postseason will begin.
North 1 defending champions Sheffield Steeldogs begin their title defence on opening night away to Billingham Stars.
Promoted Sutton Sting have a home and home with Hull Pirates over the weekend of September 8/9 to kick off their return to Division 1 hockey.
The iconic Murrayfield Racers name will take its NIHL North Cup bow also at Billingham Stars on Sunday September 9.
Stars Fixtures 2018/2019
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Fixtures for NIHL North 2 are now underway and expect to be confirmed in the coming days.