SWINDON Wildcats have confirmed that next Sunday, March 18 will be the date for the home leg of their NIHL South One play-off quarter-final.

The Cats are guaranteed to finish third in the NIHL South One table and face a two-legged quarter-final against the sixth-placed side next weekend.

Streatham look the most likely opponents for Aaron Nell's men with the final round of regular-season fixtures taking place this weekend, with Swindon poised to travel to London next Saturday and the return 24 hours later.

The two-legged semi-finals will take place the following weekend (March 24-25), with the two-legged NIHL South Regional final slated for March 31-April 1

Both Southern finalists will join their northern counterparts for the national finals weekend at Coventry's Skydone on the weekend of April 7-8.

The Cats' NIHL Cup final against Sheffield Steeldogs will take place on the weekend of March 24-25 if both are knocked out of the play-offs at the quarter-final stage.

If one or both reaches the semi-final stages, the two-legged cup final will be on March 31-April 1.

Should either reach the league finals, the away cup final leg will be in Sheffield on Wednesday, April 11 with the return in Swindon on Sunday, April 15.

Nell said: “This is the business end of the season, and everyone associated with the Wildcats are eager to get going.

"With the Autumn Cup final, the end of season playoffs and then the NIHL National Cup all on the horizon it’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of the Swindon Wildcats.

"Everything we have been building towards is almost upon us. The players cannot wait to hit the ice for some of the biggest games in Wildcats' history.

"We are heavily focussed on what is to come and whilst it is an exciting time, we know the hard work is still to come. I’m happy with what the boys have achieved this season but the time is now to put the cherry on top of the cake.”

Tickets for the home play-off quarter-final are on sale through the Wildcats app or by phoning 01793 886857, while season ticket holders will need to bring ticket 27 within their booklet.

Qualification permitting, tickets for the semi-final will be available on Monday, March 19 and tickets for the Southern Final on Monday, March 26.