2024 - Round robin PLAYOFFS Feb 4th to Mar 7th
FINAL DAY to play regular season games is FEBRUARY 3rd, 2024
Seeding to create matchups January 25th, 2024
THE FOLLOWING RULES AND FORMAT WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE EXECUTIVE closer to playoffs.
1) FORMAT for the round robin playoff games
True round robin
Games to be played between Feb 4th and March 7th
Teams can play during the day on Family Day weekend and double headers on weekends are permitted.
Superbowl Sunday (Feb 11th) no games will be scheduled after 2pm. Both teams must agree if TBA games are after 2pm.
Regular stop time, with no overtime. (same as regular season)
Each team will have one TIME-OUT per game.
All efforts will be made to avoid curfews; however curfews may occur during round robin play.
The time of the curfew must be entered on game sheet prior to the game.
Canceling playoff games is frowned upon and highly discouraged.
2)3) Tie BREAKERS for ties following Round Robin Play:
1) results of head to head game during Round Robin play.
A) i) If a tie breaker is needed to decide seeding, thereby eliminating one of a team from the OMHA Playdown weekend, a tie breaker game will be played.
ii) If a tie breaker is needed thereby eliminating a team from the League Championships after March break, a tie breaker game will be played.
B) If tie breaker is needed, strictly to decide seeding, with no teams being eliminated from playoffs and teams remain tied after (1) head to head; the regular season standings (11:59 pm on FEB 12th) will decide the seeding.
a. Win %
b. Best +/- differential on total goals for & total goals against. by subtracting the total goals against from the total goals f
c. Highest total of Total Goals for.
d. Lowest total of Total Goals against.
e. Lowest total of Total Penalty minutes.
f. Highest total of Total Wins.
[i] If Three  teams are tied in points after Round Robin Play, the Team that finished with the highest standing at the end of Regular Season Play will have a BYE and wait to play the winner of the remaining Two Teams who will play a sudden victory Round Robin Tie Breaker Series using the format in # 4 below (seeding as per item B) (1) above)
[ii] If Four  teams are tied in points after Round Robin Play there will be two  sudden victory games using the format in item below. Final Regular Season League standings will be used to determine who plays whom. Of the teams that are tied the team that finished highest will play the team that finished third highest, and the team that finished second highest will play the team that finished fourth highest. (seeding as per item B) (1) above)
4) Format for Round Robin Tie Breaker Game if needed:
[i] A one-  game winner take all will be played. Tie breaking game will be held on the first available ice after March Break either the 20th or 21st.
[ii] Final Regular Season League standings from 11:59pm on Feb 12th, will be used to determine who has home ice advantage.
[iii] The association of the team that finished highest in the standings at the End of Regular Season play will be given the first opportunity to host the game.
[iv] Regulation stop time periods will be played with NO curfew.
Each team will have 1 time out.
[v] If the game is tied after regulation, 1 x 10 minute period 5v5, sudden victory overtime will be played.
If the game is still tied 1 x 5 minute period 4 vs 4, sudden victory overtime will be played.
If the game is still tied 1 x 5 minute period 3 vs 3 sudden victory overtime will be played.
[v] If after the 3 overtime periods, the game is still tied, the game will be decided by shootout.
(a) 3 person shootout
(b) home teams has the choice of shooting first or second.
(c) If after the 3 shooters it is still tied, each team will choose 1 shooter and continue the shootout until a winner is decided.
(d) Teams cannot use the same shooter twice unless everyone on the team has already gone once.
The Home Association is responsible for covering the cost of Ice Time, Referees Expenses, and Time/Score Keepers.