Playoffs 2023: Information for U11-U18 Teams, News (Muskrat Minor Hockey)

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Jan 31, 2023 | Amy Mackenzie | 459 views
Playoffs 2023: Information for U11-U18 Teams
The regular season will be complete soon and it will be a very quick turnaround into the quarter final playoff series. Teams can expect to play their first playoff game between February 6th and 10th. Attached is the playoff information pulled from the UOVMHL Constitution.  To view the playoff structure for each level, visit the League Standings page and use the drop down menu to select the level: 

https://uovmhl.ca/Leagues/1025/Standings/


2023 Playoffs - All except U18 House

Dates:

  • Quarter Finals - February 7th to 21st
  • Semi Finals - February 24th to March 10th
  • No games during March break
  • Championship Series - March 20th to 31st

Divisions:

  • Under 11 House - A / B / C Divisions
  • All other House and Competitive levels except U18 House - A / B Divisions

Structure:

  • First to four points head-to-head series.
  • Maximum four games.
  • Games 1 and 3 are played at the home arena of the highest seeded team from regular season.
  • Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a tie.
  • If ahead of Game 3 the series is tied at two points each, the home team coach may elect to play overtime in the third game. This decision must be made prior to the start of the game and communicated with the visiting coach in advance.
  • Overtime must be played in Game 4 if the score is tied at the end of regulation.
  • Overtime will be sudden victory with a series of five minute stop time periods. The first five minutes will be four on four. The second and subsequent five minute periods shall be three on three.

Scheduling:

  • The league scheduler will create the matchups once league standings have been finalized and as teams advance in the series.
  • Ice allocators will schedule the games in accordance with the league guidelines.
    • Game 1 shall be scheduled within the first four days of the series.
    • Game 3 shall be scheduled withing the last four days of the series, leaving at least the last day for contingencies (ie weather or Game 4)
    • Game 2 will be accommodated between Games 1 and 3.
  • Coaches and managers are to work with their association ice allocators with any scheduling concerns.
  • All four playoff games must be completed within the series date range.

2023 Playoffs - U18 House

Dates:

  • Round Robin - February 6th to March 12th
  • Championship Series - March 20th to 31st

Divisions:

  • A (top seven teams) / B (bottom six teams)

Structure:

  • Round robin with teams playing a single game against every opponent in their division.
  • Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a tie.
  • At the end of the round robin, the two highest placing teams within the division will play off against each other in the Championship Series
  • There is no crossover of divisions (A division teams do not play against B division teams, including the Championship Series).
  • Championship Series will follow a first to four points format, four games maximum as detailed in the other levels above.

Scheduling:

  • The league scheduler will schedule all round robin games.
  • Championship matchups will be scheduled through the team's association ice allocator.

Good luck to everyone in the playoffs!


Reference
Complete Playoff Policy from the Upper Ottawa Valley Minor Hockey League Constitution, Policies and Procedures:
UOVMHL_Constitution_-_Playoffs.pdf