Following today's statement by the EIHA, regarding the formation of a new 2nd tier structure, we can confirm that the Smailes Goldie Hull Pirates fully intend to participate within the new league.

This will be a new chapter in the Pirates era and promises to be a really exciting, and competitive, league.

There has been a lot of speculation around a move to the Elite league, and we wouldn't rule this out in the future. However we will be committing to the new structure.

We are really excited about the prospect of playing within this league and we hope you are too.