EPIHL: playoffs update – home dates and group permutations
March 17, 2017
The EPIHL playoffs are just around the corner, with the top eight sides playing in two round robin groups over two weeks to decide the Final Four for Coventry.
Clubs have three home games and will play one Saturday, one Sunday and one Wednesday at home – these details have been confirmed although exact playoff groups are not finalised.
League champions Telford Tigers are confirmed in Group A alongside Sheffield Steeldogs. Milton Keynes Lightning, assured of being runners up, will take a place in Group B with Hull Pirates. The other spots between Peterborough and Basingstoke, Guildford and Swindon will be decided after the final league games this weekend.
Below is a run down of when the eight playoff teams will be playing at home. Full fixtures will be confirmed as soon as the league placings are finalised.
Telford Tigers – Wednesday 22nd, Saturday 25th, Sunday 2nd
MK Lightning – Wednesday 22nd, Saturday 25th, Sunday 2nd
Basingstoke Bison – Wednesday 22nd, Sunday 26th, Saturday 1st
Peterborough Phantoms – Wednesday 22nd, Sunday 26th, Saturday 1st
Guildford Flames – Saturday 25th, Wednesday 29th, Sunday 2nd
Swindon Wildcats – Saturday 25th, Wednesday 29th, Sunday 2nd
Sheffield Steeldogs – Sunday 26th, Wednesday 29th, Friday 31st
Hull Pirates – Sunday 26th, Wednesday 29th, Saturday 1st
The top two sides from the playoff groups will go forward to the EPIHL Playoff Weekend in Coventy on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April. Two semi finals take place on Saturday with the Final on Sunday preceded by the EIHA U20 Championship game.