January 10, 2018
The National Cup Group B fixture between Peterborough Phantoms and Hull Pirates remains unplayed and the clubs have been unable to agree a date for the fixture.
The League Management Committee (LMC) have reviewed this at regular intervals during the season, to attempt to resolve this matter over the previous five months. In that time, no proposals considered to be realistic and credible to resolve this issue have been presented from the clubs to the LMC. Attempts from the LMC to facilitate this game have regrettably failed.
With the Cup moving to its knockout stages and the qualification from Group B still to be determined, the NIHL LMC have to take a decision on the status of the game.
The match is to be classed as void, with no points awarded to either side. This is covered in NIHL Rules of Competition where the LMC considers that neither side or both sides are at fault.
For the avoidance of doubt, and in response to media speculation, the LMC would like to confirm that Sheffield Steeldogs vs Hull Pirates in Group B, shall take place on Friday 12th January in a 19:45 faceoff as scheduled.