First Team Star
Mar 16, 2019, 7:48 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
And below the Elite.....
Re: [HantsLondoner] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
The English Ice Hockey Association are pleased to announce that there will be a new structure of the mens senior league for the 2019/20 season.
At a meeting of NIHL clubs in Warwickshire today the creation of a new ten-team division was approved to sit above the existing Division 1 in North and South.
The National League will comprise Basingstoke Bison, Bracknell Bees, Hull Pirates, Leeds, MK Lightning, Peterborough Phantoms, Raiders, Sheffield Steeldogs, Swindon Wildcats and Telford Tigers,
The remaining leagues also had their proposed membership approved at the meeting.
South Division 1: Invicta Dynamos, MK Thunder, Streatham, Chelmsford Chieftains, Solent Devils, Slough Jets, Oxford City Stars, Bracknell Hornets, Raiders Juniors. A tenth team is to be confirmed.
North Division 1: Solway Sharks, Whitley Warriors, Solihull Barons, Sutton Sting, Blackburn Hawks, Billingham Stars, Nottingham Lions. An eighth team is to be confirmed.
A separate North Cup competition will also take place featuring Murrayfield Racers and Dundee Comets from the Scottish National League. Full details of this competition will be confirmed in due course.
South Division 2: Guildford Phoenix, Bristol Pitbulls, Cardiff Fire, Peterborough Phantoms 2, Haringey Huskies, Invicta Mustangs, Basingstoke Buffalo, Swindon Wildcats 2, Lee Valley Lions, Solent 2, Streatham 2.
North Division 2: Widnes Wild, Hull Jets, Sheffield Senators, Bradford Bulldogs, Coventry Blaze, Dragons, Altrincham Aces, Blackburn Hawks 2, Telford Tigers 2.
Things I noticed: - looks like the new Leeds team will be straight into the National League (looks similar to the old EPL).
- MK Lightning down from the Elite to the National League. Some other Elite teams might be struggling, too. - my local team Solent Devils are on the up! And now they will be fielding two teams... Slough's renaissance continues.
If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.
(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Mar 16, 2019, 8:01 PM)