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The 2016/17 season sees a change to what has been the traditional structure for many years.
2016/17 sees the Women’s Elite League put back to the original six team format with this the top league in the country playing each other home and away twice in a national league that proved to be very competitive last season.
The second tier Women’s Premier League has been reduced in number this year with the withdrawal of Whitley Bay.
I am sure a very competitive seven team national league playing home and away once will continue. The end of season 2016/17 will see no relegation with the Winner of the D1 Trophy being promoted.
We then have our traditional WD1 North and South teams playing regionally home and away once.
We have also added a cup competition in both the North and South respectively to increase the number of games for teams in each region that can find the extra ice-time.
The WLMC believe this format will once again produce much more competitive games at all levels along with producing a format that allows all to play at a level according to their ability.
With promotion and relegation between the leagues being reintroduced we are sure the teams will be looking to retain their positions in those leagues and will not want to be the team that is relegated.
The 3rd & 4th June 2017 will see the Women’s Trophy Weekend take place at Ice Sheffield bringing a close to the season.
The EIHA also run an expanding U16’s Girls North and South League with more info on this to follow.
Good Luck to all the teams this coming season.
Women’s League Chairman