The EIHA have today confirmed the reintroduction of promotion and relegation between the Moralee and Laidler Conferences, for the 2014/15 NIHL North season.
The decision was made after a vote of all the member clubs, at today's EIHA meeting in Wetherby.
From the beginning of the new season, the Moralee Conference will now be known as NIHL Moralee D1 and the Laidler, as NIHL Laidler D2.
This means the champions of next season's NIHL Laidler D2 will be promoted to NIHL Moralee D1, with no opt out clause available to reject the move up.
The team finishing bottom of NIHL Moralee D1 will be automatically relegated to NIHL Laidler D2, with the second-bottom side playing a two-legged promotion/relegation play off against the runners up in NIHL Laidler D2.
The Lions played a promotion/relegation play off against Sutton Sting back in 2012.
Both the Moralee and Laidler will retain their individual, end of season play off weekends, with the formats remaining the same as last season and the venues and dates to be announced at a later date.
Currently, all teams will remain in the the same conferences as last season but with the possibility of two new teams entering the league before the new campaign begins in September, this may be subject to change.
Keep checking back at nottinghamlions.co.uk in the coming days and weeks, as the build-up to the new NIHL Laidler D2 season begins to gather momentum.