Friday 26 January 2018

Riverside Raiders (Widnes) Ice Hockey Summer Classic Fixtures Announced

Once the current NIHL season is done and dusted, there will be no need to wait around until September for your next competitive ice hockey fix as the Widnes-based Riverside Raiders team will be in action in the Ice Hockey Summer Classic, hoping to defend the Play Off title that they won in last summer’s competition.

The Summer Classic features six teams from across the country who play each other home and away in a qualifying group, with the top teams then meeting again in semi finals and final.

Alongside the Raiders, the other teams involved in the 2018 competition are: the Flintshire Phantoms from Deeside, the Wyre Seagulls from Blackburn, Kingston City Knights from Hull and two iceSheffield based teams in the shape of the Steel City Hawks and the Sheffield Ice Tigers.

The Riverside Raiders’ games are as follows:

Saturday 10th March: away @ RAF Cosford Stars (challenge match at Telford) 22.15 face off

Summer Classic Cup Games:
Sunday 1st April: home v Steel City Hawks (Sheffield)Saturday 21st April: away @ Wyre Seagulls (at Blackburn) - 6.15 face off
Sunday 6th May: home v Flintshire Phantoms
Sunday 27th May: home v Sheffield Ice Tigers
Sunday 17th June: home v Wyre Seagulls

Sunday 24th June: away @ Steel City Hawks (Sheffield) - 4.15pm face off
Sunday 1st July: away @ Sheffield Ice Tigers - 4.15pm face off
Sunday 29th July: home v Kingston City Knights

(More away fixtures to be confirmed)

All home games face off at 4.30pm at Silver Blades / Planet Ice Widnes and admission is free.