Telford first then Billingham at home for Whitley Warriors

Whitley Warriors attack Telford Titans in their meeting last season. Picture by Colin Edwards
Whitley Warriors attack Telford Titans in their meeting last season. Picture by Colin Edwards

The fixtures for NIHL North Moralee Conference have been announced and Whitley Warriors’ first competitive game of the 2013-14 campaign will be away to Telford Titans on Saturday, September 7.

Whitley’s first home game of the campaign is the following weekend when Warriors take on local rivals the Billingham Stars at Hillheads on Sunday, September 15, at the normal face-off time of 5pm.

Other note worthy fixtures include a home clash with NIHL North champions Solway Sharks on January 5, the first Warriors home game of 2014.

Trips down to Teesside to take on Billingham on the November 17 and January 12 are also fixtures that Warriors fans will be looking forward to.

Whitley appear to have a challenging run of fixtures in February as they take on last season’s top four NIHL North sides – Solway Sharks, Billingham Stars, Sutton Sting and Blackburn Hawks – over the course of the month.

Warriors have kept to their traditional Sunday face-off time of 5pm, however, a number of their away fixtures are scheduled at more unusual times.

A trip to Sheffield to take on Spartans in late September faces-off at 3.45pm, while Warriors’ ventures north of the border to take on Solway are set to get underway at 7pm.

Coach Simon Leach’s side end their league campaign in the same manner they started it as Warriors’ last NIHL regular season match up is against Shropshire side Telford Titans on March 16.

Warriors will be hoping to qualify for the NIHL play-off weekend at Solway’s Dumfries Ice Bowl, which will take place in mid April.

Warrior’ full fixture list is available on the club’s website – www.whitleywarriors.net/fixtures/