Venue changes for Leeds Chiefs

It was a first ever four point weekend for Leeds Chiefs (PHOTO: Steve Brodie)

Leeds Chiefs have announced that their first four home games will be played at alternative venues due to rink work at Planet Ice Leeds.

The four games affected are Sheffield Steeldogs (November 3 and 16), Swinton Wildcats (November 10) and Hull Pirates (November 23).

Three of the games will be played at Planet Ice Blackburn, with the Wildcats fixture being hosted at Planet Ice Widnes.

General Manager of Planet Ice Leeds Simon McGuinness told the club’s official website: “We are seeing developments on the rink site on a daily basis and the end is in sight.

Planet Ice Leeds is undergoing work, delaying Leeds Chiefs’ coming to home ice (PHOTO: Planet Ice)

“But for us to be able to launch the Leeds Chiefs Ice Hockey Team onto home ice on Elland Road we want to make sure that the arena is in the best condition for fans to really enjoy watching the exciting team and great match night experience.

“Everyone at The Chiefs organisation wants to thank the fans for their continued support.”

Sam Zajac, Chiefs Player/Coach added: “On behalf of myself & the rest of the boys, we want to thank all of our fans for their support on the first few games of the season. I, as much as anyone can’t wait for the first game on home ice.

“We have been using the Blackburn facility to train for the past six weeks and am glad that we are able to use their arena as home for three of our November games and we are also looking forward to experiencing playing in Planet Ice Widnes.

“I hope that we will see a home side advantage from this and that you will all be able to make the trip to see us play, what I’m sure will be some intense and exciting hockey.”

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