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Tie-Breaking Information

Playoff Format

Single round-robin format among four competing teams – total of six games.  Following formula to decide standings:

1.  If two teams tie for the final playoff position, at the conclusion of the single round robin series of games, a sudden death game between the two tied teams shall be played with the winner to advance to the semi-final game. The home team in the sudden-death game shall be the team that won the round robin game between the two teams.

2.  (i)  In the event three teams should tie for the final playoff place position, at the conclusion of the single round robin series of games, the game each team played against the first place team shall be removed from their records. The tie breaking formula shall be as follows: Add each team’s goals for with their goals against which sum you divide into such team’s goals for.  The team with the highest percentage gains the higher position in the standings and an automatic berth as home team in the semi-final game. The remaining two teams shall play a sudden-death game with the winner to advance to the semi-final game. The home team in the sudden-death game will be the team that won the round robin game between the two teams.

(ii)  In the event that after using the above mathematical exercise all three teams should still remain tied, the game each team played against the first place team shall be added to their records.  The same formula from 2 (i) will be applied to finalize the rankings of the three teams.

3.  In the event that two teams shall tie for a playoff position, other than the final playoff spot, the game between the two teams in the round robin shall determine the higher ranked team.

4.  (i)  In the event three teams should tie for first place at the conclusion of the single round robin series of games, the game each team played against the fourth place team shall be removed from their records.  The tie breaking formula shall be as follows:  Add each team’s goals for with their goals against which sum you divide into such team’s goals for.  The team with the highest percentage gains the higher ranking in the standings and an automatic berth as home team in the Memorial Cup Championship game.  The remaining two teams shall play in the semi-final game.  The home team in the semi-final game will be the team that won the round robin game between the two teams.

(ii)  In the event that after using the above mathematical exercise all three teams should still remain tied for first place, the game each team played against the fourth team shall be added to their records.  The same formula as in 4(i) will be applied to finalize the rankings of the three teams.

5.  In all cases the higher ranked team shall be the home team.