Cardiff Fire will return to one team for the 2018/19 season.
The decision has been to return the club to one team in NIHL Division two for next season following a series on unforeseen circumstances.
Mark Cuddihy continued “Unfortunately, there have been a number of unforeseen circumstances which have caused us to make the decision to withdraw from the league.
Up until 4 weeks ago, I felt we had the best summer for recruitment in a long time. However last Friday everything changed it was hands down the worst.
I am completely devastated to have to withdraw for the coming season, however my job is to ensure the longevity of Cardiff Fire and the harsh reality is we were in danger of that not being the case had I not acted and made this tough decision.
I would like to thank the other team owners for their words of support and also to Richard Carpenter for his help and advice.
Our intention is to continue to grow our fanbase, develop more young talent and be back better and stronger as it is our intention to be back in Division 1 for the 2019/20 season.
We are now looking at the positives and will continue to drive the club forward. I believe the players will benefit from a year competing for trophies again and it would be great to give our fans something to cheer about”