Widnes Wild’s season has finished after the English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) announced the end of of all remaining Laidler Division fixtures.

And the club has appealed against the decision, which left Widnes in fourth and missing out on a chance to move up to second place.

Although Wild currently sit third in the league table, the decision was made to award a point each to both Bradford Bulldogs and Hull Jets, as they were unable to fulfil a fixture scheduled for December of last year.

Some Widnes Wild supporters are angry at the decision, as all other outstanding league games have been treated as 0-0 draws.

But no teams will be receiving any additional points for these games.

Also, Bradford Bulldogs have been awarded another two points due to a forfeited game, which opposition side Telford Tigers cancelled at short notice.

Those points have proved vital to final league positions, pushing Bradford up to second, and Widnes down to fourth.

Wild are also unhappy as two of their three remaining fixtures were against the two bottom teams, Telford and Blackburn.

And despite the odds being stacked in favour of a Widnes win for those games, they will receive no additional points.

To put everything into the perspective, IF all teams received a point for all remaining fixtures, Wild would jump up to second position, three points shy of leaders Hull.

The club has lodged an appeal with the league against this decision and are awaiting a reply.

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