Knockout Cup semi-final draw made

Thursday, 5th February 2009

Elite League officials carried out the draw for the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup on Wednesday evening and the ties are as follows…

Cardiff Devils vs Belfast Giants

Newcastle Vipers vs Manchester Phoenix or Hull Stingrays

Both ties will be played on a home and away basis and all the clubs will release the dates of their games as quickly as possible.

An Elite League spokesperson commented, “The draw for the semi-finals has thrown up two intriguing ties with an all-Celtic affair and an all-English game, and added extra incentive to both Manchester and Hull for their second leg to see who will face Newcastle. The draw was made Wednesday evening ahead of the final place being decided so as to allow all the clubs as much time as possible to arrange suitable dates for the games.”