Elite League reveal fixtures for new season

Belfast Giants won three out of four competitions last season (PHOTO: William Cherry/Press Eye)

The full fixture list for 2019/20 has been released by the Elite League.

The ten teams will meet through the season in 334 games across all competitions as the race for domestic glory gets set to begin again at the end of August.

Dundee Stars will play Glasgow Clan while Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers both kick off with a double header of Challenge Cup contest.

League champions Belfast Giants begin the defence of their crown when they go to Manchester Storm on Sunday 15th September, a day after they begin their Challenge Cup campaign against the Clan at home.

In the league, teams will play each other three times at home, and three times away, for a total of 54 regular season games each, with the top eight teams will qualify for the playoffs in April.

And it’s been another busy summer as the teams prepare for the new season, with the release of the fixtures the latest step in bringing the on-ice action a little bit closer.

Elite League chairman Tony Smith (PHOTO: Sheffield Steelers)

“Everyone has been working very hard behind the scenes over the summer so far to make sure we’re ready to go for the new season,” said Elite League Chairman Tony Smith. 

“We saw a very tight race for the league title and playoff places last season, and I’m sure the 2019/20 campaign will be just as exciting for our fans, who can now begin planning their home games and away trips.”

Fans can sync fixtures for the entire league or their desired team directly to their calendar on their devices by clicking http://bit.ly/EIHLFixtures

All teams’ first six fixtures for 2019/20 can be found below:

Belfast Giants:

14 Sep 19 vs Glasgow Clan (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

15 Sep 19 vs Manchester Storm (a) 5.30pm – League

21 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

22 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 4pm – League

28 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

29 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (a) 6.30pm – Challenge Cup

Cardiff Devils:

14 Sep 19 vs Guildford Flames (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

15 Sep 19 vs Glasgow Clan (h) 6pm – League

19 Sep 19 vs Guildford Flames (a) 7.30pm – Challenge Cup

21 Sep 19 vs Glasgow Clan (h) 7pm – League

22 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (a) 5.30pm – Challenge Cup

28 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

Coventry coach Danny Stewart face a tough opener against Sheffield Steelers (PHOTO: Scott Wiggins)

Coventry Blaze:

07 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (a) 7pm – League

08 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (h) 5.30pm – League

14 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (h) 7pm – League

15 Sep 19 vs Guildford Flames (a) 6pm – Challenge Cup

21 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (a) 7.15pm – League

22 Sep 19 vs Cardiff Devils (h) 5.30pm – Challenge Cup

Dundee Stars:

31 Aug 19 vs Glasgow Clan (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup

01 Sep 19 vs Glasgow Clan (h) 5pm – Challenge Cup

07 Sep 19 vs Manchester Storm (a) 7pm – League

08 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (h) 5pm – Challenge Cup

14 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 7pm – League

15 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (h) 5pm – League

Fife Flyers:

07 Sep 19 vs Glasgow Clan (h) 7.15pm – Challenge Cup

08 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (a) 5pm – Challenge Cup

14 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (a) 7pm – League

15 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 6.30pm – League

21 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (h) 7.15pm – League

22 Sep 19 vs Guildford Flames (a) 6pm – League

Zack Fitzgerald starts his reign as Glasgow Clan coach off with a Challenge Cup double header with Dundee Stars (PHOTO: Al Goold)

Glasgow Clan:

31 Aug 19 vs Dundee Stars (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

01 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (a) 5pm – Challenge Cup

07 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (a) 7.15pm – Challenge Cup

14 Sep 19 vs Belfast Giants (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup

15 Sep 19 vs Cardiff Devils (a) 6pm – League

21 Sep 19 vs Cardiff Devils (a) 7pm – League

Guildford Flames:

07 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 6pm – League

14 Sep 19 vs Cardiff Devils (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup 

15 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (h) 6pm – Challenge Cup

19 Sep 19 vs Cardiff Devils (h) 7.30pm – Challenge Cup

21 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (a) 7pm – League

22 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (h) 6pm – League

Manchester Storm:

07 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (h) 7pm – League

14 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup

15 Sep 19 vs Belfast Giants (h) 5.30pm – League

21 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

22 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (a) 5pm – League

28 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

Tim Wallace is the new coach at Nottingham Panthers (PHOTO: Tony Sargent)

Nottingham Panthers:

31 Aug 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup

01 Sep 19 vs Sheffield Steelers (h) 4pm – Challenge Cup

07 Sep 19 vs Guildford Flames (a) 6pm – League

14 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (a) 7pm – League

15 Sep 19 vs Fife Flyers (a) 6.30pm – League

21 Sep 19 vs Manchester Storm (a) 7pm – Challenge Cup

Sheffield Steelers:

31 Aug 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

01 Sep 19 vs Nottingham Panthers (a) 4pm – Challenge Cup

07 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (h) 7pm – League

08 Sep 19 vs Coventry Blaze (a) 5.30pm – League

14 Sep 19 vs Manchester Storm (h) 7pm – Challenge Cup

15 Sep 19 vs Dundee Stars (a) 5pm – League

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