The Blackburn Hawks are pleased to be able to announce the fixture list for the forthcoming 2019/20 season, after our pre-season tussle with the NIHL N2 champions the Widnes Wild on the 7 & 8 September 2019.
The newly formed NIHL 1 North League and Midland Cup competitions kick off from Saturday 14 September and the season finishes on the weekend of 14 & 15 March 2019 culminating in the top six sides in the league entering a play-off series, made up of two groups of three teams. The top 2 teams in each group will feature in an NIHL 1 North Play-Off weekend on 11 & 12 April (venue to be confirmed).
The Midlands Cup will be contested by the Hawks, Nottingham Lions, Solihull Barons, Sutton Sting, and the Widnes Wild with each team playing one match at home and one away with the top four sides reaching semi-finals and then on to a final. Dates have been set for the Cup ties in the schedule, with the semi-finals being played over the weekend of 18 & 19 January with the finals being played over the weekend of 15 & 16 February 2020.
The Hawks’ first game in League competition is versus the Nottingham Lions on Sunday 15 September 2019, whilst their first home league fixture is scheduled for Sunday 6 October 2019 when our visitors will be the Solihull Barons.
The Hawks’ Midland Cup campaign commences with an away fixture at Ice Sheffield on Saturday 21 September 2019 versus the Sutton Sting and our first home cup game is the following evening on 22 September when the visitors will be the Widnes Wild.
The regular season will end for the Hawks on the weekend of the 14 & 15 March when we travel to Ice Sheffield to play the Sutton Sting and the following evening when we entertain the Whitley Warriors.
Coach Neil commenting on the release of the fixtures said, “September will soon be upon us. Fans young and old look forward to this day so they can plan what games to watch and which rinks they will visit – we now know who we play and when and everyone at the Hawks can’t wait for the season to begin”.
Please click the below link for the full fixture list.