There will be 10 teams in the EIHL for the 2019-2020 season. We are the only team located in Northern Ireland. The majority of our home games fall on a Saturday night with road games being on a Sunday. With the SSE Arena also being a favourite destination for touring bands and performances, the home dates can also fall mid-week.
The majority of the time we fly to away games. We would generally book a flight that would depart in the morning and would allow us time to enjoy a pre-game meal and nap. The flights are no longer than one hour & we always stay in good quality hotels. We fly back to Belfast the following morning which also allows players to see the nightlife in other cities. We fly in and out of Belfast City Airport which is a 5-minute drive from the SSE Arena.
The other teams in the Elite League are the Glasgow Clan, Cardiff Devils, Coventry Blaze, Dundee Stars, Fife Flyers, Guilford Flames, Manchester Storm, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers. All teams play an average of 2 games per week.