LGCHL S5 CHL Playoff Format - Memorial Cup Finals - Playoff Rules

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  1. LG McDonald

    LG McDonald Director of Hockey Operations

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    There has been a ton of discussions surrounding how the playoffs will work for this season this season in the CHL! I want to address several of these concerns and sure the players and managers have an strong understanding of what this post season will look like!

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, QJMHL;


    • The QMJHL follows a very simple format.
    • 1v16,2v15,3v14, etc.
    • As an example, Foreurs vs Drakkar would be our top seed vs lower seed.
    Western Hockey League; WHL


    • The WHL format changed this season whereby the the four wild cards will match up against the top division winners, then 2v3 plays each other from each division.
    • Examples; Blazers vs Broncos, Silvertips vs Americans, Blades vs Raider, Ice vs Rebels.
    • Then we got Whiterhawks vs Thunderbirds, Rockets vs Royals, Hitman vs Oilking, and Pats vs Wheat Kings
    Ontario Hockey League, OHL


    • The OHL runs a traditional format that we are use to seeing.
    • Its two conference, 1v8, 2v7, etc. Then the finals are a cross over east vs west.
    Memorial Cup Finals

    The Memorial Cup finals is made up a host team, the OHL winner, the WHL winner, and the QMJHL winner.

    Our host team is the team with the highest point totals for the season! Therefore congratulations to the Val-Dor Foreurs(@SilKyy_96 @WolfxI29I @NoSleeves12)

    What that means is if Val-dor makes the QMJHL finals and win, their opponent will be invited to the Memorial Cup Event as well!

    The Memorial Cup we run a round robin, then a playoff. The round robin allows each team to play each other once. From there we rank the teams 1 through 4. Rank one gets a bye to the finals. Rank four gets sent home. Then two will play three in a best of three series to face the number one seed. Finally the number one seed will face off against the winner of 2 vs 3 in a best of three series! Winner will be crowned our Season Five Memorial Cup Champion!

    Playoff Rules!


    This document is considered an extension of our current four Article Constitution. Anything not outlined in this document, is covered in our Constitution and will be enforced as per the Constitution.

    If any player or manager has any questions in regards to these rules, please forward them to me directly.

    --------: Section One : Playoff Scheduling Rules

    ----: 1.1 Rosters
    ----: 1.2 CHL Game Times
    ----: 1.3 Line's Deadlines
    ----: 1.4 Scheduling Restrictions
    ----: 1.5 Illegal Substitution
    ----: 1.6 Forfeits & Game Setup Procedures
    ----: 1.7 Reschedules

    --------: Section Two : Additional Playoff Violation Rules
    ----: 2.1 Punishment Violations
    ----: 2.2 First Degree Violations
    ----: 2.3 Second Degree Violations
    ----: 2.4 Third Degree Violations

    Section One : Playoff Scheduling Rules

    Playoff Rules In Regards to Article Two : Scheduling and Game Night Procedures

    1.1 : Rosters

    Each team is required to enter each round with a complete 17 player roster.

    The deadline to having a complete 17 man roster for each round is 8 PM EST on the Sunday prior to game one.

    Anyone listed on your roster after 8 pm EST will be required to be scheduled according to the scheduling restrictions posted below.

    1.2 : CHL Game Times

    Sunday 8:30 PM(Game 1)

    Monday 9:30 PM (Game 2)

    Tuesday 8:30 & 9:30 PM(Game 3,Game 4)

    Wednesday 8:30 & 9:30 PM(Game 5-6)*

    Thursday 9:30 PM(Game 7)*

    * If needed

    1.3 : Lines Deadlines

    Away team must confirm their lines three hours prior to the scheduled game. If away team lines are not posted on time, it will result in a 1st degree violation.

    Home team MUST post their line one hour prior to game time. Failure to do so will result in a 1st degree violation.

    If the away team's lines ARE NOT posted prior to the Home Team's deadline for posting their lines, the home team does not need to post their line up until after the game.

    If the home does NOT have their lines posted 30 minutes PRIOR to the game start(or not at all) , the away team is eligible to change their entire line up.

    Deadlines for lines to be posted

    8:30 Start Time
    -Home Team (7:30 Lines are due)
    -Away Team (5:30 Lines are due)

    9:30 Start Time
    -Home Team (8:30 lines are due)
    -Away Team (6:30 lines are due)

    Game Five Lines * 8:30 Game *
    Home Team due at 7:30
    Away Team due 5:30

    Game Six Lines * 9:30 Game *
    Home Team due at 9
    Away Team due at 8

    ** To ensure the higher seed team maintains home ice advantage, the lines due for game six for the away team(higher seed team), has been changed to ensure their game five line up does not need to be posted before their game six line **

    1.4 : Scheduling Restrictions


    Scheduled (confirmed to play a game. Green name on the lines for the game in question)

    Played (physically played the game, and will be listed in the game stats once the game is completed)

    CHL Substitution (the action of replacing one CHL roster player with another. By doing this form of substitution, the player who was ORIGINAL SCHEDULED will need to be RESCHEDULED for a game based on the scheduling limitations; one game in the first four, second game if the series goes six)

    ECU (the action of using an TC player to filling the position of a roster CHL player who was not able to attend a scheduled game. When an ECU is used, the ORIGINAL CHL PLAYER whom was SCHEDULED DOES NOT NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED. THE ECU is used in replacement of the player who was scheduled, and that player can NOT BE RESCHEDULED AGAIN.)

    ALL players listed on the 17 man roster, MUST be scheduled for one game in the first four games, and two games if the series goes to game six. Game seven anyone can be used.

    A player whom does not show up and is replaced by an ECU, forfeits their eligibility to play a game outside of the limits listed above(one in four, two in six)

    Each team is ONLY allowed to make ONE CHL substitution per game.

    All other substitutions have to be an ECU. The single substitution rule DOES NOT apply to game seven. A player whom is subbed out of a scheduled game and replaced by another roster player MUST BE SCHEDULED again within the limits above(one in four, two in six)

    Goalie scheduling limitations are the same as players. A Goalie is required to be scheduled / play one game in the first four, and must be scheduled / play a second game if the series goes to a game six. Game seven, any goalie can be used. A goalie whom plays as a skater, becomes bound to the scheduling limitations of a player.

    A skater can only play their third game of a series in game seven. Skaters(C-RW-LW-LD-RD) whom play as a G, are STILL restricted to the skater scheduling restrictions.

    Teams are only eligible to use the SAME ECU TWICE per series

    A goalie can only play their fifth game of a series come game seven. Goalies whom play ONE game as a skater during a series, MUST then only be scheduled according to the skater restrictions.

    Understanding the Scheduling Limitations

    If a player is replaced by an ECU, it DOES count as a game scheduled for the roster player who did not show up. Therefore your roster player is ineligible to play an additional game outside of the one in four, two in six rule listed above.

    EX: MCDONALD is scheduled for game 2, he no shows, and is ECU'd. Therefore he is ONLY eligible to play / be scheduled for one more game if the series goes six games. The game played by the ECU player, also means that player can NOT ECU again this series.

    If a player is replaced by an CHL Substitution, the game counts as a game SCHEDULED/PLAYED for the player who is the REPLACEMENT. Therefore the ORIGINAL PLAYER will need to be re-scheduled.

    EX : MCDONALD is scheduled for Game 2, and he no shows. He then is replaced by a roster player; Joe Blow. Therefore game two counts as a game played / scheduled for Joe Blow. MCDONALD will still need to be scheduled for his game before the series hits four games.

    1.5 : Illegal Substitution

    Since the rules state that everyone NEEDS to be scheduled for one game in the first four games and two if it goes six, in the situation where a player(s) first game in the first four is in fact GAME FOUR, he CAN NOT be replaced by an CHL Substitution!! The reasoning being is game four will not count as a game played by the original player, therefore breaking the scheduling restriction rules. The best practice is if a player can not attend a game, use an ECU.

    An ineligible substitution will result in games being overturned due to the fact the game in question was affected by the player whom is ineligible.

    1.6 : Forfeits & Game Night Setup Procedures

    Regular Season disconnection procedures do apply. Each game is given a ten minute buff from the original scheduled game time(8:40,9:40) in order to have the game started.

    An additional ten minutes can be requested at anytime during the ten minute buff for connection issues. If a team requires this additional ten minutes, it needs to be requested to the opposing team's MOC.

    1.7 : Reschedules

    Reschedules are an option but only in two conditions. First being if there is an Xbox live issues then the League will be rescheduling all games that night. In situations where two teams may not be effected by the Xbox Live issue, and decide to play anyways, the game result will count. Second condition is if both teams agree to reschedule a game due to lag issues, input issues, etc.

    Section Two : Additional Playoff Violation Rules

    Playoff Rules In Regards to Article Four : The Rule Book

    2.1 : Punishment Violations

    Complaints will NOT be filed by League staff unless otherwise directed to do so by the commissioner.

    All complaints will be reviewed and ruled on, on a nightly basis during the playoffs.

    Violation punishments that are issued the same as the season and are rated as a "degree" rather than a "strike."

    First and Second degree violations are considered "team punishments". Therefore these punishments will be assigned to a game in which they need to be served, not a player.

    EX : MIN has late lines for Game three. After reviewing the complaint, MIN will need to take a minor penalty to start game four.

    Three degree violations issued to specific members involved in the violation.

    2.2 : First Degree Violations

    The team receiving the violation MUST take a penalty off the opening face-off.

    The League recommends taking a delay of game penalty, since that is the most effective way to take the a two minute minor penalty.

    Examples of First Degree Violations
    -Late lines*
    -Late stats*
    -No pictures*
    -No Stats*
    -Late pictures*

    *Each violation listed above will only be deemed acceptable as a first degree violation, once per season. Any addition violations listed above(per series) will result in a second degree violation.*

    2.3 : Second Degree Violations

    The team receiving the violation MUST take TWO BACK to BACK penalties off the opening face-off.

    The League recommends taking a delay of game penalty, since that is the most effective way to take the a two minute minor penalty.

    This will result in their opponent starting of the game with a 5-3 power play.

    Examples of Second Degree Violations
    -Playing an ineligible player(this also results in the game in question being over turned.)
    -Late Lines(third time in a series)
    -Late or missing stats((third time in a series)
    -Late or missing photos((third time in a series)

    2.4 : Third Degree Violations

    A player or manager receiving a third degree violation will lose his game eligibility. Since a player can be scheduled for a MAX three games a series(two in the first six, and then game 7), depending on how many games a player has played will determine what game they are not eligible for.

    In order to serve a game suspension, the team MUST schedule the player receiving the three degree violation, and then ECU that player for it to count as a game served.

    These suspensions carry series to series and season to season.

    Examples of third degree violations
    -playing with an ineligible roster (twice or more in a series, this also results in an ineligible player violation)
    -Late Lines(more than three time in a series)
    -Late or missing stats((more than three time in a series)
    -Late or missing photos((more than three time in a series)
    -failure to serve a first or second degree violation punishment

    ** The League reserves the right to issue more of a suspension in situations not outlined in the violations. The punishments will be reflective on past practices of this season. This is in reference to but not limited to, second tag issues. **

    Any in game violations will be the same punishment as during the season
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  2. Mazzatti

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    So it says a player can ecu TWICE per series. Then gives an example of ecu and says that player that ecu'd can't be used after it's first game. Which is it?
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