Playoff Rules (Western Ontario Girls Hockey League)

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WOGHL Playoffs

Playoff loops will be determined by January 15.  Scheduling instructions will be sent to each team scheduler at that time.

1.         Teams will be divided into Playoff Divisions based on Winning percentage in regular season divisions and level,  and will be separate of regular season in each age group. Some teams may move up or down from regular season groups (C down or HL up) to play equal caliber teams based on regular season games and competition level. It will be taken into account the division of teams in the most fair determination by the scheduler.  Teams will play a balanced schedule where possible.   Each team will play 8-10 playoff games.

 

2.        Playoff scheduling will be done via team schedulers as was done in the Regular Season.  Scheduling can be completed via email or phone. Each associations OWHA/WOGHL Reps are to ensure the contact information is up to date for team contacts and scheduling contacts on their organization web site.

Round Robin Games will be played between January 19 and March 12.

 

Seeding Tie Breakers:
The League will from time to time have to determine placement of teams in the round robin playoff standings who have equal points. (placement is by points, 2pts for a win and 1 pt for a tie). Therefore the League will use the following to further determine placement by using.

 

A:  head to head match-ups between the teams tied (if only 2 teams tied in points) if still tied follow below:

If more than 2 teams tied in points

A: Most Wins

B: Winning percentage

C: Using a calculation of "goals for" plus "goals against" divided by "goals for”.  Highest percentage moves on.

D. Fewest Goals Allowed

 

3.        New this year: Semi Finals will be 1 game and the higher seed after the round robin playoffs will be the home team. The top 4 teams will play in the semi finals in each division.  1vs4 and 2vs3.  No semi final series this year.

 

4.       New this year:  A day of Champions with All Divisions playing a 1 game final will be held April 1 in Komoka at the Komoka Wellness and Recreation Centre and hosted by the Ilderton Jets. Winners of the Semi Final games playing a 1 game final and the higher playoff seed remaining will be the Home Team. No Final series will be played this year.

In the event that a team can not participate in the Day of Champions Final game due to being registered in a Tournament prior to the Date of the Day of Champions being secured.

 
1. The two teams remaining will play the Final game at the higher seed remaining home centre one week prior to or one week after the Day of Champions April 1. 
2.  The team hosting will be responsible to book enough ice to allow for 10-10-15 plus Overtime and a shoot out.
3.  The team that could not attend the Day of Champions will be responsible for the ice fees and referee fees regardless of being the Home team or the Visiting team and will provide the fees to the other team in this case.  Should the teams agree regardless of the higher seeding the team unable to attend the Day of Champions can be the Home team to make ice time fees and referee fees easier to expense.

 

5.   Ties:  Games can end in a Tie for Round Robin games.
Semi Finals and Finals please see below for overtime formats.

 

6.        Pick up a Player for Playoffs without prior consent of the WOGHL President will not be allowed.  Use of a non-rostered player(s) or ineligible player(s) will result in coach suspension and forfeit of game.  Forfeits will be recorded as a 1-0 score.
Should you need to request a player(s), please fill out the form under the heading WOGHL Forms  and submit to the president at [email protected] Pick-up a player request will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Goalies will be given special consideration.

 

 

 

7.        Game Lengths:  Round Robin Games: All Round Robin Games will have a minimum game length of 10-10-12.  Should both coaches agree and ice time is available a Maximum of 10-10-15 can be played. Agreed upon game lengths should be noted on the RAMP game sheet app and reported to the officials and timekeeper. 
NO CURFEWS ALLOWED IN ALL PLAYOFF ROUND ROBIN GAMES.

 

 

8.        There will be a 1 game Semi Final to be played between March 13 and March 25. Each Division will be 1vs4 and 2vs3 after the round robin is completed. The higher seed after round robin will be the home team.

 Semi Final Game Lengths: Games will have a minimum game length of 10-10-12.  Should both coaches agree and ice time is available a Maximum of 10-15-15 can be played.

Semi Final Games- Please make sure you have enough ice time booked to allow for overtime and shootout,

 NO CURFEWS ALLOWED in Semi Final Games.

April 1st- A Day of Champions-1 Game Final Game Lengths:

U11 Division 1, 2 & 3 will play 10-10-15.

U13 Division 1, 2 & 3--U15 Division 1,2 & 3-- U18 Division 1 & 2 will all play 10-12-15.

 

9.        Timeouts:  1x 30 second timeout per team will be permitted in All Round Robin games the Semi Final and Final games.  Timeouts must be called by a player on the ice or a designated Captain/Assistant Captain on the ice.  A coach CAN NOT call a time out from the bench.  Both teams may take their respective time-outs during the same stoppage of play. However, once a team has called its time-out, the second team must indicate its intentions to take a time-out during the same stoppage of play before the initial 30 seconds are over

 

10.     Overtime/Timeouts: Please be sure to share with the on ice officials and time keepers the time out and overtime formats prior to game time.

 

11.       Overtime:  In the Semi Final Games-

1x 10 min sudden victory overtime will take place. 5 skaters and a goalie per team. If still tied a 3 player shootout will take place. Each team must designate 3 shooters to the time keeper/referees prior to the start of each game (S1, S2, S3).

A. Players from each team will shoot at the same time.

B. If tied after 3 shooters a sudden victory shootout will commence (teams will shoot at same time). Each team designating 1 shooter at a time (other than S1, S2, S3) until all players on the team with the least amount of players on the game sheet have shot. This process will be repeated until a winner is decided.

C. Any player serving a penalty at the end of regulation time is not eligible to participate in the shootout. If player S1, S2 or S3 is serving a penalty when regulation time ends then the team must select an alternate shooter.

D. Shooters are placed in the penalty box after shooting.

 

 

Overtime—A Day of Champions April 1:

U11 Division 2&3 and U13 Division 3 will all proceed directly to a shootout if tied after regulation time. Each team must designate 3 shooters to the time keeper/referees prior to the start of each game (S1, S2, S3).

A. Players from each team will shoot at the same time.

B. If tied after 3 shooters a sudden victory shootout will commence (teams will shoot at same time). Each team designating 1 shooter at a time (other than S1, S2, S3) until all players on the team with the least amount of players on the game sheet have shot. This process will be repeated until a winner is decided.

C. Any player serving a penalty at the end of regulation time is not eligible to participate in the shootout. If player S1, S2 or S3 is serving a penalty when regulation time ends then the team must select an alternate shooter.

D. Shooters are placed in the penalty box after shooting.

 

 

Overtime—A Day of Champions April 1:

U11 Division 1--U13 Division 1 & 2--U15 Division 1,2 & 3--U18 Division 1 & 2

After regulation if the score is tied teams will play 2x5 min sudden victory overtimes

Overtime #1= 5 Min: 5 skaters and a goalie per team

Overtime #2= 5 Min:  3 skaters and a goalie per team (a penalty during 3 on 3 play will move to an increase of 1 player on non offending team for each instance 4 on 3, 5 on 3 etc.  When the penalty expires the players will continue at the strength of players until the first whistle after penalty has expired)

 If Still tied a 3 player shootout will take place. Each team must designate 3 shooters to the time keeper/referees prior to the start of each game (S1, S2, S3).

A. Players from each team will shoot at the same time.

B. If tied after 3 shooters a sudden victory shootout will commence (teams will shoot at same time). Each team designating 1 shooter at a time (other than S1, S2, S3) until all players on the team with the least amount of players on the game sheet have shot. This process will be repeated until a winner is decided.

C. Any player serving a penalty at the end of regulation time is not eligible to participate in the shootout. If player S1, S2 or S3 is serving a penalty when regulation time ends then the team must select an alternate shooter.

D. Shooters are placed in penalty box after shooting.

 

** A Day of Champions Game lengths are subject to change based on ice availability.