The ever-growing world of British Ice Hockey was pulled to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much like the majority of sporting organisations. With the league cancellation, the club and fans look ahead to the 2020/2021 season.
Look forward to next season with bookmaker profits
It’s a struggle to find excitement whilst your favourite Ice Hockey team doesn’t find itself in any action until next year, but the ever-growing sports betting market has received a recent incline in Ice Hockey markets.
Rather than anticipating your favourite team to win the game, why not try your chances at the over/under market. where the aim is to predict the number of goals scored during the game; or maybe the correct score market would suit your persona’s need, where you predict the exact score of the game and receive higher odds, equalling a higher return in profit.
Elite League updates
The ten clubs that make up the British Elite Hockey League held a conference call at the end of last month (April 2020). All teams involved are looking ahead with plans on the 2020/2021 season whilst maintaining information and research on the scientific advice, as to when buildings can be used again.
Most fans are already informed that the league plans to launch next season starting with a two-day Magic five competition. This would take place in Nottingham; all ten clubs would play a meaningful derby game which would go towards their total point tally at the end of the leagues season.
With last season’s playoff matches cancelled, fans have shown support by exchanging their tickets for the new exciting derby event.
The EIHL confirmed a provisional date of 03.10.20, which lands on a Saturday, for the Magic 5, and then regular league and cup season would begin the following week. The final playoffs of the season will be set to the 25th April. All dates mentioned are provisional, meaning they could be altered and rescheduled at any point. Government restrictions are the main concern, so the EIHL and its teams will be working with them.
The EIHL made it a point of the topic that they’ve recognised that a certain percentage of fans have requested refunds from last season’s end of season playoff weekend. The Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham is currently working through the process on their event and other originally planned events planned in the facility.
The coronavirus has provided some unprecedented times, but we can be sure to see our favourite hockey stars back in action, hopefully this October, for the 2020/2021 season.