March 12, 2018
Here are the details for all eight NIHL Playoff quarter finals, covering Division 1 in both north and south.
NIHL North 1 (Moralee)
1v8: Sheffield Steeldogs v Billingham Stars
Saturday 17th at Billingham 6pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Sheffield 5.30pm faceoff.
2v7: Hull Pirates v Blackburn Hawks
Saturday 17th at Hull 6pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Blackburn 5.45pm faceoff.
3v6: Telford Tigers v Whitley Warriors
Saturday 17th at Whitley Bay 5.30pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Telford 6pm faceoff.
4v5: Solway Sharks v Solihull Barons
Saturday 17th at Dumfries 7pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Solihull 6pm faceoff.
NIHL South 1 (Britton)
1v8: Basingstoke Bison v Invicta Dynamos
Saturday 17th at Basingstoke 6.30pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Gillingham 5.15pm faceoff.
2v7: Peterborough Phantoms v Milton Keynes Thunder
Saturday 17th at Peterborough 7pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Milton Keynes 6.30pm faceoff.
3v6: Swindon Wildcats v Streatham IHC
Saturday 17th at Streatham 5.30pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Swindon 6.15pm faceoff.
4v5: London Raiders v Bracknell Bees
Saturday 17th at Bracknell 6pm faceoff. Sunday 18th at Romford 5.15pm faceoff.
The NIHL 1 Playoffs are played in the form of a two-legged aggregate score series, with each side having one game at home. The higher seeded team have the option when to play their home game.
Overtime and penalty shots will only be played in the second leg should the aggregate score be level after regulation time.
The format for the playoff rounds is:
17/18 March – A:1v8, B:2v7, C:3v6, D:4v5
24/25 March – AvD, BvC
31 March/1 April – Regional Final