Playoff Format

2018-2019 MHL Playoffs

The ‘A / Novice Gold’, ‘House League’ and ‘Minor Novice’ Playoff Formats to be used for the 2018-2019 season are available below. Please note the following points with regard to MHL Playoffs:

  1. Coaches and managers are reminded that while tournament entry is permitted, no schedule exemptions will be granted during MHL Playoffs.
  2. “If necessary” games are not posted in the MHL Games Centre. Based on results and should an additional game need to be played to secure a winner, typical procedure will be to “bump back” a match in a subsequent round of playoffs. In this way, teams may be “loosely” able to determine where their next game is likeliest to be played. Games may also be played in previously unallocated ice.
  3. MHL teams must stand ready to play on 18 hours notice during playoffs as per rule 22.05
  4. Home ice does not apply during playoffs as per rule 22.06

Playoff Information

To view and print the 2018-2019 “A / Novice Gold” Playoff format, click here.

To view and print the 2018-2019 “House League” Playoff format, click here.

To view and print the 2018-2019 “Minor Novice” Playoff format, click here.

Important Notes Regarding the 2018-2019 MHL Playoffs:

  • The “A” Playoff format remains unchanged from 2017-2018.  (i.e. Overtime applies to all “A” Playoff games)
  • The House League Playoff format (i.e. a Round Robin followed by a Championship Weekend) remains unchanged from 2017-2018 as well.
    • There will be NO Playoff games during March Break (Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17 inclusive)
    • All Semi-Final games will be played either on Friday, March 22 or Saturday, March 23
    • All Bronze and Gold/Silver Final games will be played on , Sunday, March 24