Hull Pirates have announced their full fixture list for the upcoming 2016/17 EPIHL season.
The Pirates begin the season on the road against Manchester before returning the following day to host defending champions Basingstoke in the first game on home ice.
The season concludes in mid-March, with Hull travelling to Bracknell for the final away game of the regular season before hosting Sheffield Steeldogs in a Yorkshire derby on the final day of the 2016/17 regular campaign.
The season is made up of 54 games, with 27 of those being played at home at the Hull Arena.
Unless otherwise stated, all home games will be a 6pm faceoff on a Saturday, a 5:30pm faceoff on a Sunday and 7:30pm faceoff on a weekday.
The Pirates will also be facing the Billingham Stars on the weekend of the 27th/28th August in two challenge games, with the home leg being hosted on Sunday 28th August.
The following weekend, Hull will then face EPL rivals Telford Tigers in two more challenge games, with the game at the Hull Arena being on Saturday 3rd September.
This season, there will be a change to the end of season playoff format. Teams that finish in 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th places in the league will go into Group 1 and Group 2 comprises of the teams which finished 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th. The top two placed teams in each group will progress to the playoff finals weekend at the Skydome Arena in Coventry on 8th-9th April.
Below, is the full list of the 2016/17 Hull Pirates EPIHL fixtures:
Hull Pirates fixtures 2016/17 (home side v away side)
September 10th – Manchester v Hull
September 11th – Hull v Basingstoke
September 17th – Sheffield v Hull
September 18th – Hull v Swindon
September 24th – MK v Hull
September 25th – Hull v Sheffield
October 1st – Hull v Peterborough
October 2nd – Guildford v Hull
October 8th – Basingstoke v Hull
October 9th – Hull v MK
October 15th – Swindon v Hull
October 16th – Hull v Guildford
October 22nd – Peterborough v Hull
October 23rd – Hull v Swindon
October 26th – Hull v Manchester
October 29th – Hull v Telford
October 30th – Manchester v Hull
November 6th – Hull v Bracknell
November 12th – Hull v Peterborough
November 13th – Guildford v Hull
November 19th – Hull v Telford
November 20th – Peterborough v Hull
November 26th – MK v Hull
November 27th – Hull v Basingstoke
December 3rd – Bracknell v Hull
December 4th – Hull v Guildford
December 11th – Hull v MK
December 17th – Telford v Hull
December 18th – Hull v Swindon
December 26th – Hull v Sheffield (faceoff time TBC)
December 28th – Sheffield v Hull
January 1st – Telford v Hull
January 2nd – Manchester v Hull
January 7th – Swindon v Hull
January 8th – Hull v Manchester
January 14th – MK v Hull
January 15th – Hull v Bracknell
January 21st – Peterborough v Hull
January 22nd – Sheffield v Hull
January 28th – Basingstoke v Hull
January 29th – Hull v Guildford
February 1st – Hull v Telford
February 4th – Hull v Manchester
February 5th – Bracknell v Hull
February 11th – Basingstoke v Hull
February 12th – Hull v Bracknell
February 19th – Hull v Basingstoke
February 25th – Guildford v Hull
February 26th – Hull v MK
March 4th – Hull v Peterborough
March 5th – Telford v Hull
March 11th – Swindon v Hull
March 18th – Bracknell v Hull
March 19th – Hull v Sheffield