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Local League Playoffs and Waterloo Cup
Submitted By RavensHL on Thursday, March 8, 2018
The House League season is coming to an exciting end. The Local League semifinals and finals are coming up along with Waterloo Cup preliminary games and finals.

The Local League Championship games will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The format for semifinals is explained below. The schedule for the final day is posted on the KMHA website. List of Divisions and Championship Game Times

Waterloo Cup preliminary games will take place in the weeks prior to the Waterloo Cup Finals on April 14, 2018. The format for the Waterloo Cup is listed below.

Local League Semifinals and Finals

The top 4 teams in each pool qualify for the league semifinals with a 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 format. The higher ranked team is the home team and will host the semifinal game at their home rink.

Winners of the semifinal games advance to the finals on Saturday, April 7, 2018. All final games are played at the Activa Sportsplex - 135 Lennox Lewis Way, Kitchener, ON.

Tie Breaking Rules

1. Head to head (only if it is 2 teams, if 3 teams please see rule #2)
2. Number of overall wins from the second half of the season
3. Team with best Goal percentage: total goals for divided by total goals for and against.  i.e.: Team A - 4 goals for and 12 goals against: 4/(4+12) = .25  is less than Team B - 9 goals for and 1 goal against: 9/(9+1)= .90  Team B wins 
4. If still tied, the team with the least goals against. 
5. If still tied, the team with the most goals for. 
6. If still tied, goes to a coin flip

Waterloo Cup

This season’s Waterloo Cup format is the same as first implemented in 2015, ensuring that the number of games that each team plays to be a minimum of two games. The goal of the Waterloo Cup is to get the girls on the ice and celebrate the end of a successful season with their teammates with the focus on participation.

1. Preliminary games will be played primarily during the two weeks preceding and week following the Local League Finals with the Waterloo Cup finals taking place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

2. Playoff positions will be determined by Local League second half standings with teams in higher pools ranked above teams in lower pools (i.e. 5th place in Pool A with 8 points would still be ranked higher than 3rd place in Pool B with 10 points).

3. In the 3 team divisions (Novice, Peewee, Bantam and Midget), a single round robin will take place between the three teams. There is no overtime or shootout in the round robin games. The round robin games can end in a tie. There are no timeouts allowed in round robin games. After the round robin games, the top two teams will play in the final. 

The tie breaker rules are as follows:

i. Team with best Goals For percentage: total goals for divided by total goals for and against. GF/(GF+GA)
ii. If still tied, the team with the least goals against.
iii. If still tied, the team with the most goals for.
iv. Higher seeded team
4. In the 4 team division (Atom), 1st plays 4th in one semifinal and 2nd plays 3rd in the other semifinal. The winning teams play in the championship game and the losing teams will play in a consolation game. 

a. If tied after regulation time, the semifinal game proceeds directly to a 3-player shoot-out.

b. If still tied after the 3-player shootout, a sudden victory shootout will take place.  
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