March 20, 2019

Following the end of the NIHL1 regular season, with Hull Pirates and Swindon Wildcats coming out on top of the respective divisions, the postseason campaign swiftly moves into view with quarter finals this weekend.

The Division 1 playoffs are three rounds of two-legged ties over successive weekends to crown a regional playoff champion.  The last two standing in the north and south then meet in Coventry to do battle for the NIHL Final Four title.

So this week’s first round, the quarter finals, sees the teams paired 1v8 2v7 3v6 and 4v5 from the regular season standings.

In Moralee Division 1 North this sees champions Hull Pirates face Sutton Sting, Sheffield Steeldogs battle the Blackburn Hawks, Telford Tigers have a derby clash with Solihull Barons and finally Solway Sharks go head to head with Whitley Warriors.

Division 1 South (Britton) will have Swindon Wildcats against Invicta Dynamos, Peterborough Phantoms match up with MK Thunder, the Basingstoke Bison will battle Streatham and Bracknell Bees face off against Raiders.

The ties are two legs total goals aggregate, overtime and penalty shots will come into play if there is an aggregate tie at the end of the second leg.

Good luck to all teams, and to all supporters starting their playoff journey.

FIXTURES

North
23/03/2019 19:00 Solway Sharks v Whitley Warriors
23/03/2019 18:00 Hull Pirates v Sutton Sting
23/03/2019 19:30 Sheffield Steeldogs v Blackburn Hawks
23/03/2019 17:15 Solihull Barons v Telford Tigers

24/03/2019 17:30 Blackburn Hawks v Sheffield Steeldogs
24/03/2019 17:30 Sutton Sting v Hull Pirates
24/03/2019 18:00 Telford Tigers v Solihull Barons
24/03/2019 17:00 Whitley Warriors v Solway Sharks

South
23/03/2019 19:30 Milton Keynes Thunder v Peterborough Phantoms
23/03/2019 17:15 Raiders v Bracknell Bees
23/03/2019 17:30 Streatham HC v Basingstoke Bison
23/03/2019 18:15 Swindon Wildcats v Invicta Dynamos

24/03/2019 17:30 Basingstoke Bison v Streatham HC
24/03/2019 18:00 Bracknell Bees v Raiders
24/03/2019 17:15 Invicta Dynamos v Swindon Wildcats
24/03/2019 17:30 Peterborough Phantoms v Milton Keynes Thunder

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