Scottish Ice Hockey hoping to reschedule showpiece events

SIHA Scottish Ice Hockey

The Scottish Ice Hockey board has held in-depth discussions over the past few days relating to the 2019/20 season.

It was confirmed earlier this month that all SIH activities would be placed on lockdown until at least the end of May due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This decision resulted in the postponement of the remaining league and play-off fixtures, along with the Scottish Cup Finals and Final Four Weekend at Dundee Ice Arena.

SIH chairman, David Hand, remains hopeful that both events can eventually take place and is considering staging these ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

This would obviously be dependent on receiving the all-clear from the government that it is safe to resume sports competitions.

The board will need to hold further discussions regarding player eligibility for the junior finals, with using the 2019/20 rosters the most likely option.

SIH will also have to consider the format for the Final Four Weekend, as three of the four quarter-final ties were not completed.

There will be further talks via conference calls over the next few weeks regarding the final standings for the league competitions.

It is hoped that all of these matters can be discussed with the clubs when it is feasible to stage a full SIH meeting.