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Planet Ice NIHL Announcement

By 04/08/2023No Comments
An agreement has been reached for Sheffield Steelers to acquire Sheffield Steeldogs, and that agreement will allow Sheffield Steeldogs to fully participate in the Planet Ice National Ice Hockey League in the 2023 season and beyond.

The Planet Ice National Ice Hockey league is pleased to confirm that 11 teams will compete in the 23 /24 season. The Steeldogs organisation needed to evaluate some financial and operational restructuring options, resulting in Tony Smith taking ownership of the Steeldogs. Tony has confirmed that the Steeldogs will be sustainable and compliant moving forward.

It is for these reasons the fixtures have been delayed and not for any other reason speculated. The league will begin on Friday 22nd September when Peterborough face Hull in the opening fixture, with a programme of 11 games across the opening weekend.

League competition runs until Sunday 31st March 2024, and will be followed by playoffs across the next three weekends with two groups of 4 teams. The Coventry finals weekend will take place on the 27th/28th April 2024.

Full fixtures are available in the coming days and we look forward to the start of the season.