Blackburn Hawks 2020/21 Season Update

The Blackburn Hawks would like to announce that they intend to compete in NiHL North Division 2 for the 2020/21 season and have communicate this intent to the English Ice Hockey Association.

Whilst there is no current date for league hockey to resume and no guidance in relation to restrictions placed on social distancing at sports events it is expected that this information will start to emerge prior to phase 3 of the UK Governments COVID-19 recovery strategy, which is provisionally scheduled for to begin on the 4th July 2020.

The decision has been made after careful considerations of all possible options with a focus on player, volunteer and customer safety and we believe that the decision will ensure a sustainable and entertaining senior hockey programme able to challenge for league success and also a pathway for younger players looking to transition from junior to senior hockey.

Once the English Ice Hockey Association have agreed the league format for next season including a starting date for the league then we will update Blackburn Hawks fans with more details.