The EIHA has confirmed that the NIHL North will return to play later this month, with four teams taking part in a series of games over February and March.

The participating clubs – Blackburn Hawks, Nottingham Lions, Sheffield Scimitars and Widnes Wild – are a mix of NIHL1 and former NIHL2 clubs, so the tournament will be ran as a cup competition.

A statement on the EIHA website said that the competition was “designed to send a positive message to hockey players, fans and volunteers and build on the sport’s gradual return to play”.

The first games will be over the weekend of 27th and 28th February and run through to the end of March.

Read more on the EIHA website.