The NIHL Championship Series is delighted to confirm a return to Planet Ice Widnes for the Laidler Finals Weekend, featuring the top four sides from NIHL North 2, over weekend of April 16 and 17 2022.

Based on The Hive Leisure Park, PI Widnes has been home for the Laidler Playoff Weekend for several seasons, and we are delighted to be making another visit to the north west this April.

Teams will qualify for the Finals Weekend based on league placings, with the top four sides automatically getting their ticket punched to the semi finals.

First will play Fourth in the first semi final on Saturday April 16, followed by Second versus Third.  The two respective winners will meet in the Grand Final on Sunday April 17.

Fans should save the dates and look out for ticket details and event timings which will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Paul O’Prey, General Manager at the venue, said:

“Planet Ice Widnes is extremely honoured and privileged to be once again hosting the Laidler Finals Weekend this year.

“Myself and my team look forward to welcoming some of the best hockey fans in the country to the rink.

“As usual they can expect a friendly, inclusive, fantastic and hopefully a memorable experience for everyone involved in the finals weekend.

“Our aim is to surpass everybody’s expectations and to try and match the skill, drive and passion that the fans will no doubt see out on the ice.’’

📸 Photo credit: Steve Brodie