USPHL Premier and Elite Division Playoff Format
Florida and Southeast Conferences:
Top 4 teams make the playoffs:
Higher seed maintains home ice throughout
Semifinals: Best-of-3 Series
Week ending February 25,2019
- Winners Premier Division advance to the Finals (Essex Sports Center). March 9-11, 2019
- Winners Elite Division advance to Finals (Merrimack College) March 9th-11th 2019
Premier Finals (March 9,10,11 2019)
(Essex Sports Center, Middleton, MA)
Elite Division Finals (Merrimack College) March 9th-11th 2019
Round Robin (March 9 & 10)
4 Round Robin Brackets of 4 teams each. Brackets are determined using regular season standings and tie breakers.
Teams maintain seeding throughout.
No Bracket shall contain 2 teams from the same Conference. On or before March 4, final Brackets will be determined and travel logistics will be addressed before the final schedule is published. .
4 Bracket winners advance to the Semi Final Round on March 11, AM
ALL SEMI FINAL AND FINAL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED 5-on-5 UNTIL A WINNER IS DETERMINED (20-minute Sudden Death Overtime format).
ALL ROUND ROBIN GAMES WILL BE PLAYED 5-on-5 (single 5-minute Sudden Death Overtime format). GAMES CAN END IN A TIE. No Shoot out.
BREAKING TIES: In all Divisions, when standings are required to determine eligibility or placement, the following shall be the order considered:
i. Most Points
ii. Most points achieved Head to Head
iii. Most wins
iv. Goals for minus goals against
v. Lowest penalty minutes
vi. Coin Toss