Three Rivers Cup Announced
The EIHA and NIHL North are pleased to confirm that three teams from the recent North Cup will be taking part in a further series of games starting this coming Saturday, April 10.
 
Nottingham Lions, Sheffield Scimitars and Widnes Wild will compete in the Three Rivers Cup over the next seven weekends with each side playing the other twice at home and twice away.  The competition gets its name from each club’s proximity to a major river in their town or city – the rivers Trent, Don and Mersey.
 
Clubs will continue to follow the COVID-secure protocols that were in force during the first tournament and are once again grateful to their home venues for their help and support in getting the games on and keeping everyone involved safe.
 
The games will continue to be held behind closed doors and will be broadcast on the respective YouTube channels by each team.  Look out for details on the club social media in the coming days.
 
Widnes Wild were winners of the North Cup and their GM Wes Spurrett said: “We at the Wild are delighted to be able to participate in some more games for the fans! 
We highly anticipate another showcase of British talent and we look forward to showing more of what British hockey has to offer.
 
“We say a big thank you to everyone that had made this happen once again, and we cannot wait to get going!”
 
Sheffield Scimitars head coach Steve Weeks added: “The team and I thoroughly enjoyed the North Cup and relished the opportunity to get back onto the ice. Additionally, it gave us the chance to begin the process of building our team for the coming season in a highly competitive series.
 
“We jumped at the chance to be involved in a further cup and the players are raring to go. It will be another good test and opportunity to build upon our work in the North Cup. We were really impressed with the support given last time out and hope people can tune in again for what will undoubtedly be another great series of games.”
 
Finally Nottingham Lions head coach Matt Bradbury said: “It’s great news that we can get back on the ice so soon after the North Cup! It’s another fantastic opportunity for our younger players at the Lions to further develop, whilst being helped and supported by our core of seniors who between them have a wealth of experience at many levels of British hockey.
 
“The first event saw a series of well-contested games showcasing some good talent, but above all showed that players can take part in competitive sport safely during a pandemic. 
 
“Thank you to all at the EIHA for supporting teams to put in an infrastructure which allows us to play and good luck everyone who is taking part!”
 
THREE RIVERS CUP FIXTURE LIST
Sat April 10 Widnes v Nottingham 1.30pm
Sun April 11 Sheffield v Widnes 5.00pm
 
Sat April 17 Nottingham v Sheffield 7.45pm
 
Sat April 24 Nottingham v Widnes 7.45pm
Sun April 25 Sheffield v Nottingham 5.00pm
 
Sat May 1 Sheffield v Widnes 7.00pm
Sun May 2 Widnes v Sheffield 1.30pm

Sat May 8 Widnes v Nottingham 1.30pm
Sun May 9 Nottingham v Sheffield 3.15pm
 
Sat May 15 Nottingham v Widnes 3.30pm
Sun May 16 Widnes v Sheffield 6.30pm
 
Sat May 22 Sheffield v Nottingham 7.00pm

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