NIHL: Tigers breach rules on non-playing coach, game forfeit
October 24, 2017
In the NIHL North 1 (Moralee) game between Blackburn Hawks and Telford Tigers on Sunday October 22, the Tigers breached the IHUK Coaching Protocols by failing to have a non-playing Level 2 coach in charge of the team bench.
As a result, in accordance with NIHL Rules of Competition, the match is awarded to Blackburn Hawks 5-0. The league table will be updated to reflect this.
The IHUK Coaching Protocols can be found on the EIHA website under resources. Para 10.3 covers the minimum requirements for a league game in the UK.