The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms sponsored by Evolve Technologies are delighted to announce that the Quarter Finals will be against Milton Keynes Thunder this weekend.
The first leg will be held at Planet Ice Milton Keynes, Face-Off 7PM, the Phantoms will be operating a coach to MK, with limited seats available. Please email Mandy on travel@GoPhantoms.co.uk.
Phantoms will be returning to home ice for the second leg on Sunday 24th March, Face-Off 5.30PM.
For all you new fans we thought we would take this opportunity to explain the format of the Play-Offs.
The 8 teams in the NIHL South and 10 from the North have been competing for league position for the last seven months, this came to completion yesterday (March 17th). The top 8 teams of the South and the North then go into Play-Offs to challenge to become the North or South Play-Off Champions and the final two teams of each region go forward to the final four in Coventry, to challenge to become National Play-Off Champions.
The decision of who plays who is how they seeded in the league, so here are the Play-Off Groups for this weekend
South Play-Off Group
1st – Swindon Wildcats v 8th – Invicta Dynamos
2nd – Peterborough Phantoms v 7th – MK Thunder
3rd – Basingstoke Bison v 6th – Streatham Redhawks
4th Bracknell Bees v 5th – London Raiders
North Play-Off Group
1st – Hull Pirates v 8th- Sutton Sting
2nd – Sheffield Steeldogs v 7th- Blackburn Hawks
3rd – Telford Tigers v 6th – Solihull Barons
4th- Solway Sharks v 5th – Whitley Warriors
Each stage is a knockout round and the winner of each weekend will progress to the next round, with the final ending the 2018/19 season in Coventry on 13th & 14th April.
Dates of the rounds within the Play-Off’s are:
Quarter Finals – 23rd & 24th March
Semi Finals – 30th & 31st March (winner of this weekend will be through to the regional final and the Coventry Final Four)
South/North Play-Off Final – 6th & 7th April
Coventry Final Four
Saturday 13th April – 2 x Semi-Finals (North Champion v 2nd place South & South Champion v 2nd place North)
Sunday 14th April – National Play-Off Final
The play-offs is an exciting time when the play and tempo increases and teams go all out to become Play-Off Champions, they are games not to be missed with the atmosphere being electric.
Stay tuned to GoPhantoms website and social media for updates on dates and times.