2016/17 Fixtures confirmed today

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EIHA logo The English Ice Hockey Association are pleased to release the fixtures for the 2016/17 English Premier Ice Hockey League (EPIHL) season.

Regular season play begins on Saturday September 10 2016 and ends on Sunday March 19 2017. The opening and closing weekend fixtures are shown below, full schedules are available from EPIHL member clubs' own media outlets.

There is a change this season that sees the playoffs return to two four-team groups to determine the Final Four heading to Coventry. The top eight sides qualify for the playoffs, with Group A featuring sides finishing 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th. Group B therefore is the teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th in the EPIHL league table.

Playoff games will be over a two week period, and teams will play at home on one Saturday, one Sunday and one midweek date. The top two sides from each group will advance to Playoff Final Weekend on April 8/9 2017.

Saturday September 10 - Sheffield v Peterborough, Basingstoke v Telford, Swindon v Guildford, Milton Keynes v Bracknell, Manchester v Hull Sunday September 11 - Bracknell v Sheffield, Guildford v Milton Keynes, Peterborough v Swindon, Telford v Manchester, Hull v Basingstoke

Saturday March 18 - Guildford v Sheffield, Swindon v Peterborough, Milton Keynes v Manchester, Bracknell v Hull Sunday March 19 - Hull v Sheffield, Manchester v Bracknell, Telford v Milton Keynes, Peterborough v Guildford, Basingstoke v Swindon

For full fixture lists visit the EPIHL club websites:
Basingstoke www.bstokebison.co.uk
Bracknell www.facebook.com/bracknellbees
Guildford www.guildfordflames.com
Hull www.hullpirates.co.uk
Manchester www.manchesterphoenix.co.uk
Milton Keynes www.mk-lightning.co.uk
Peterborough www.gophantoms.co.uk
Sheffield www.sheffieldsteeldogs.com
Swindon www.swindonwildcats.com
Telford www.tigershockeyuk.com

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