EHL Play-Offs begin this Sunday

EHL Play-Offs this Sunday
Sunday sees Round One of the EHL Promotion tournament commence at Nottingham Hockey Centre.

The three Conference winners and the ninth placed teams in the Premier Divisions of the Investec Women’s and Men’s Hockey Leagues are playing off with two places in the Premier Division in 2019-20 up for grabs. 

In the women’s tournament three out of the four teams also played in last season’s competition. Hampstead & Westminster (East winners) and Stourport (West winners) join Slough, who again finished in ninth place in the Premier Division. Last year’s North champions Beeston were promoted and retained their top-flight status and Loughborough Students are looking to emulate this.

The University of Exeter were involved last year as West champions, but this season enter as the ninth placed Premier Division team. North winners Bowdon are looking to return to the top flight for the first time since 2012 and it’s three seasons earlier since Havant, the West winners, last appeared in the top Division. Old Georgians (East) are looking to play in the Premier Division for the first time.

Beeston v H&W

Tickets for the event can be purchased on the gate or in advance by clicking here, the full match schedule is included below. The tournament concludes at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on 13-14 April along with the league finals, follow the action on

Sunday also sees the start of the tournament to determine the final places in the new Division One North & South for 2019-20. The three teams who finished seventh in the Conferences are playing off for two places. In the Investec Women’s League play-off Leeds (North) face Olton & West Warwickshire (West), the Men’s League game sees Fareham (West) take on Preston (North). Further games are Olton v Horsham on 14 April and Horsham v Leeds on 28 April; City of Peterborough v Fareham, 13 April and Preston v City of Peterborough on 28 April.
In this competition only if any game ends level at full-time, both teams will earn one point for the draw, but a shootout will be held and the winners gain an extra point.         

Play offs 2018


1315 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs Match 1 
Hampstead & Westminster (1st East) v Slough (9th Premier)
1315 hrs - MHL Play-Offs Match 1  
University of Exeter (9th Premier) v Old Georgians (1st East)

1530 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs Match 2
Stourport (1st West) v Loughborough Students (1st North)
1530 hrs - MHL Play-Offs Match 2  
Bowdon (1st North) v Havant (1st West)


Saturday 13 April

League Finals

1100 hrs - MHL Semi 1
Surbiton (1st) v East Grinstead (4th)
1315 hrs - MHL Semi 2
Hampstead & Westminster (2nd) v Beeston (3rd) 
1530 hrs - IWHL Semi 1
Holcombe (1st) v Buckingham (4th) 
1745 hrs - IWHL Semi 2
Surbiton (2nd) v East Grinstead (3rd)

Promotion Tournament

1000 hrs - MHL Play-Offs 3
Havant (1st West) v University of Exeter (9th Premier)
1200 hrs - MHL Play-Offs 4
Old Georgians (1st East) v Bowdon (1st North)
1400 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs 3
Slough (9th Premier) v Stourport (1st West)
1600 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs 4
Loughborough Students (1st North) v Hampstead & Westminster (1st East)

Hampstead Play offs

Sunday 14 April

League Finals

1345 hrs - MHL Final
1600 hrs - IWHL Final

Promotion Tournament

0930 hrs - MHL Play-Offs 5
Havant (1st West) v  Old Georgians (1st East)
0930 hrs - MHL Play-Offs 6
University of Exeter (9th Premier) v Bowdon (1st North)
1130 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs 5
Hampstead & Westminster (1st East) v Stourport (1st West)
1130 hrs - IWHL Play-Offs 6
Loughborough Students (1st North) v Slough (9th Premier)