Round 5 of the NZIHL is here! We have Friday Night Puck action to start off your weekend with the Skycity Stampede facing the Botany Swarm in Queenstown.
Both teams, along with the Dunedin Thunder who are on a bye week, are contesting for the coveted 2nd and 3rd seeds. After this weekend, one team will find themselves one step closer to securing their place in the one-off playoff game to decide the second finalist.
Up north, the league-leading West Auckland Admirals will host the Canterbury Red Devils who are in search of a much-needed to win to climb out of fifth place.
This is where you will find all the game day coverage:
Over on the NZIHL Twitter our featured games will be Swarm v Stampede on Saturday and Red Devils v Admirals on Sunday – we will have highlight plays from those games posted as GIFs so you can quickly and easily relive any of the big action.
And make sure you’re following the NZIHL on Instagram (@nzihl) for game prediction polls where you can select who you think will win.
Round five will be live streamed on the NZIHL’s official YouTube channel with recap videos posted on Facebook later on – and we’ve been given word that this will include the Swarm/Admirals game at Spark Arena when the league raises the curtain for USA v Canada at the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic.
Please note: Live streams are provided as a free service to the fans thanks to the tireless efforts of each teams’ volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact your local NZIHL team. Live streams are subject to change without notice.
Main photo: Kate Harrison