NIHL: news and notes from the National League

Play gets underway in the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) in just two weeks time, so went around the 36 clubs to get the latest news as the off-season winds down.  Click the team names to visit their websites for the ‘news and notes’.


Billingham Stars have confirmed their ticket prices and season ticket options for the new campaign.

Defending NIHL North 1 champions Blackburn Hawks add three more to their ‘prospects’ programme.

Newly promoted Deeside Dragons continue their team build with signing of Alex Parry.

Solway Sharks secured the signing of former EIHL and EPL defenceman James Hutchinson.

Telford NIHL Tigers thought they had completed their roster – until Conor Gordon came back in a ‘flash’.

Netminder Rory Dunn has joined Whitley Warriors to make a goalie trio at Hillheads.

Steven Saunders is the latest recruit to the Altrincham Aces‘ pack.

Want to see some shirts? Blackburn Eagles have released their 16/17 designs.

The Sheffield Senators have begun their signings for 16/17 with a batch of returnees.

Ollie Barron has recruited a familiar face to add to Widnes Wild goaltending resources.


Invicta Dynamos completed their non EIHA trained player signings with the capture of forward Adam Rehak.

There’s one returnee and one new face at the London Raiders.

Catch up on the latest news from the Thunderdome as MK Thunder add two veteran blueliners.

Darryl Morvan is the final Oxford City Stars legend to have a stand at Oxpens Road named after him.

Streatham IHC’s superbly managed name change is completed by the adoption of a nickname: RedHawks.

There’s two new faces on the Island for Wightlink Raiders.

Cardiff Fire have added Jon Nash to their forward lines for the new season.

Four familiar faces return to the lineup for Lee Valley Lions.

Across the City of London, Haringey Racers have signed Stuart Appleby.

Peterborough Islanders continue their teambuidling with the re-signing of Connor Stokes and Robert McDonald.


Opening day for NIHL North and South is Saturday September 3.  Check back for more NIHL News & Notes in the coming weeks as the teams ready themselves for FaceOff 2016.


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