As in previous seasons, the aim is to produce statistical information about forthcoming matches in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division with an overview of the rest of the league.
For one season only, the Premier Division will consist of eleven teams, with Oxted and University of Durham both promoted from Division One and the University of Exeter retaining their top flight status after finishing ninth in 2019-20.
HISTORY MAKING SEASON IN THE WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE
For the first time since the Women’s Hockey League was formed in 1989-90, Bowdon Hightown will be missing from the Premier Division in the 2020-21 season after their automatic relegation last season. As a result, there will be no northern clubs in the Women’s top flight with teams clustered in the South, West and Midlands.
England Hockey is set to steer clear of a void season and ratify league proposals which would include moving to 11 teams in next season’s men’s and women’s Premier Divisions, The Hockey Paper understands.