The EIHA and NIHL have announced that a number of clubs from the South Division 1 will take part in a return to play competition, starting the first weekend in March.

MK Thunder, Slough Jets, Solent Devils and a fourth club to be confirmed will play a round -robin series, with games behind closed doors.

As with other competitions going on in the NIHL, the players will undergo regular testing and the rinks will be a covid-secure environment.

Clubs are looking into the options for streaming the games from the rink, so their hockey-starved supporters can enjoy the return to play experience.

Click here to read more on the EIHA website.