The Widnes Wild women’s team have announced their fixtures for the forthcoming 2018/19 season where they will once again be playing in the EIHA Women’s Premier League, which is the the second tier of women’s hockey and is a national competition. The league will comprise 8 teams this season with each team playing the others once at home and once away for a 14 game regular season.
At the end of the season, the top four teams will qualify for the play offs at the annual “Womens Trophy Weekend” at iceSheffield, which will also feature the play offs for the Women’s Elite League, D1 North and South and the Under 16s leagues.
The 2018/19 season sees the Wild women meet the Sheffield Shadows team for the first time after they were relegated from last season’s WEL and replaced by WPL champions Swindon Top Cats. The Whitley Bay Squaws were promoted from the National League via the play offs and, along with the other remaining teams from last time around, they make up the 8 team division for the new season.
The Wild women’s WPL campaign starts with an away game at Milton Keynes on 16th September and that is followed by 4 more away games before they make their first home appearance – against Whitley on 9th December at Planet Ice Widnes.
The full list of fixtures for the 2018/19 WPL season is as follows (home games are in bold):
16.09.18: away @ Milton Keynes Falcons – 18:30 face off
13.10.18: away @ Sheffield Shadows – 14:00 face off
28.10.18: away @ Nottingham Vipers – 17:40 face off
11.11.18: away @ Kingston Diamonds – 12:45 face off
24.11.18: away @ Bracknell Firebees – 15:25 face off
09.12.18: home v Whitley Squaws – 17:30 face off
20.01.19: home v Nottingham Vipers – 17.30 face
10.02.19: home v Chelmsford Cobras – 17:30 face off
10.03.19: home v Milton Keynes Falcons – 17:30 face off
07.04.19: home v Bracknell Firebees – 17:30 face off
21.04.19: away @ Chelmsford Cobras – 12:20 face off
28.04.19: home v Kingston Diamonds – 17:30 face off
19.05.19: home v Sheffield Shadows – 17:30 face off
26.05.19: away @ Whitley Squaws – 12:15 face off
Home games are all at Planet Ice Widnes – 5.30pm face off