Scottish Ice Hockey issues update regarding 2019/20 league standings

Following the announcement that competitive ice hockey is cancelled until at least May 31, Scottish Ice Hockey (SIH) has been working to finalise the league tables at senior and junior levels.

Having already secured the title on the ice, Solway Sharks are the Scottish National League (SNL) champions for 2019/20.

There will be no further post-season play in the SNL, with SIH deciding that the outstanding play-off quarter-final fixtures and Final Four Weekend will not be rescheduled.

In the U20 league, Fife Falcons and Dundee Stars both had 100 percent records when play was suspended and have been declared as joint champions.

Belfast Junior Giants and Dundee Stars were in line to battle for the title at U16 level, while there was a similar scenario in the U14 league between Lanarkshire Lightning and Kirkcaldy Chiefs.

In both age groups, the respective teams had been due to play each other in the Scottish Cup Finals at Dundee Ice Arena.

With SIH remaining hopeful of staging the event at some point this year, it has been decided that the results of those two matches will also determine who wins each of the leagues.

The logistics of player eligibility for the finals are still to be determined and will be confirmed when the details have been finalised.

If it is not possible to play the fixtures by November 30th, the league positions at the point the season was suspended will be used to determine the final standings.

At U12 level, Dundee Stars were unbeaten at the top of the league when play was halted and have been crowned as champions.

With regards to the 2020/21 campaign, SIH is currently working on a few different options in respect of playing a meaningful competitive season.

Any decisions will be made in accordance with the latest government advice regarding the resumption of sport in the United Kingdom.

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