The  Peterborough DALROD Phantoms are pleased to release the fixtures for the upcoming 2016/17 English Premier Ice Hockey League season.

Following pre-season games against the Sheffield Steeldogs and the Milton Keynes Lightning, the Phantoms regular season will being on Saturday September 10 2016 and end on Sunday March 19 2017.

The Phantoms will start their campaign with a trip to Sheffield to face the Steeldogs on the 10th September before hosting the Swindon Wildcats on the 11th September in their home opener.

As with previous seasons, the EPL Cup Competition will run alongside the League campaign, with the first home and away games between each team count as a League and Cup game. The Cup Semi-Final and Final format will change this season. These games will no longer be based on aggregate scores, but will now adopt league point scoring. If the teams are equal on points after the 2 Semi-Final or Final games, then Overtime will be played to decide the winner.

There is another change this season that sees the playoffs return to two four-team groups to determine the Final Four heading to Coventry.  The top eight sides in the League qualify for the playoffs, with Group A featuring sides finishing 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th.  Group B therefore is the teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th in the EPIHL league table. Playoff games will be over a two week period, and teams will play at home on one Saturday, one Sunday and one midweek date.  The top two sides from each group will advance to Playoff Final Weekend on April 8/9 2017.

10 September 2016 Sheffield Steeldogs L/C A 19:30
11 September 2016 Swindon Wildcats L/C H 17:30
17 September 2016 MK Lightning L/C A 19:00
18 September 2016 Basingstoke Bison L/C H 17:30
24 September 2016 Basingstoke Bison L/C A 18:30
25 September 2016 MK Lightning L/C H 17:30
01 October 2016 Hull Pirates L/C A 17:30
02 October 2016 Telford Tigers L/C H 17:30
08 October 2016 Swindon Wildcats L/C A 17:45
09 October 2016 Sheffield Steeldogs L/C H 17:30
15 October 2016 Basingstoke Bison L A 18:30
16 October 2016 Swindon Wildcats L H 17:30
22 October 2016 Hull Pirates L/C H 19:00
23 October 2016 Telford Tigers L/C A 18:00
29 October 2016 Guildford Flames L/C H 19:00
30 October 2016 Bracknell Bees L/C A 18:00
05 November 2016 Swindon Wildcats L H 19:00
06 November 2016 Manchester Phoenix L/C A 18:30
12 November 2016 Hull Pirates L A 17:30
13 November 2016 Telford Tigers L H 17:30
19 November 2016 Guildford Flames L/C A 18:00
20 November 2016 Hull Pirates L H 17:30
26 November 2016 Bracknell Bees L/C A 18:00
27 November 2016 Manchester Phoenix L/C H 17:30
03 December 2016
04 December 2016 Bracknell Bees L H 17:30
10 December 2016
11 December 2016 Bracknell Bees L H 17:30
17 December 2016 Guildford Flames L A 18:30
18 December 2016 Telford Tigers L H 17:30
26 December 2016 MK Lightning L A 19:00
27 December 2016 MK Lightning L H 19:45
29 December 2016 Bracknell Bees L A 19:45
01 January 2017 Sheffield Steeldogs L H 17:30
02 January 2017 Sheffield Steeldogs L A 19:30
07 January 2017 Basingstoke Bison L A 18:30
08 January 2017 Sheffield Steeldogs L H 17:30
14 January 2017 Swindon Wildcats L A 17:45
15 January 2017 Manchester Phoenix L A 18:30
21 January 2017 Hull Pirates L H 19:00
22 January 2017
28 January 2017 MK Lightning L A 19:00
29 January 2017 Basingstoke Bison L H 17:30
04 February 2017 Guildford Flames L H 19:00
05 February 2017 Telford Tigers L A 18:00
11 February 2017 Sheffield Steeldogs L A 19:30
12 February 2017 MK Lightning L H 17:30
15 February 2017 Manchester Phoenix L H 19:45
18 February 2017 Bracknell Bees L H 19:00
19 February 2017 Telford Tigers L A 18:00
25 February 2017
26 February 2017 Basingstoke Bison L H 17:30
04 March 2017 Hull Pirates L A 17:30
05 March 2017 Manchester Phoenix L A 18:30
11 March 2017 Guildford Flames L A 18:00
12 March 2017 Manchester Phoenix L H 17:30
18 March 2017 Swindon Wildcats L A 17:45
19 March 2017 Guildford Flames L H 17:30

Further club news can be found at www.GoPhantoms.co.uk, the official Peterborough Phantoms Facebook page, on Twitter – @GoPhantoms or our dedicated YouTube channel OfficialPhanTV.

For sponsorship opportunities, press enquiries and other information for the 2016/17 season please contact carrie@GoPhantoms.co.uk