TIES - METHOD OF DECLARING DIVISION STANDINGS, RANKINGS, & WILD CARDS:
a. If two teams are tied in points, whichever team won the game played against the team which it is tied with, places higher, i.e. head to head.
b. If still tied, add the goals for and against together and divide into the goals for, the team with the highest percentage placing higher.
***When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 10.
c. If still tied: most goals for
d. If still tied: fewest penalty minutes (Majors & Misconducts included)
e. If still tied: coin toss.
However, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to change playoff opponents to ensure that no team plays a Wild Card or an opponent from preliminary play in the Quarter-Finals.
*See Tournament Rules #6 for Preliminary Play if more than two teams are tied.
*** RANKINGS FOR THE ELIMINATION ROUND MAY BE ALTERED IN AN EFFORT TO ENSURE LEAGUE DIVISION RIVALS ARE NOT MATCHED UP.***
***TEAMS WILL NOT BE RE-RANKED AFTER THE SWEET 16 ELIMINATION ROUND***