Ice Hockey Regulations- Catholic High School League

boys Ice Hockey Regulations

Regulations

League Alignments: On March 9, 2004, the Executive Athletic Board approved an alignment and made the championship weekend mandatory for all 12 teams listed. The four teams with the best three-game records in the games between teams in their group will play the team from the other group with the best record among the three teams.

Division 1, Group A: Brother Rice, Catholic Central, U of D Jesuit

Division 1, Group B: De La Salle, Divine Child, Notre Dame Prep, St. Mary's Prep

Division 2: Bishop Foley, Cabrini, Gabriel Richard, Fr. Gabriel Richard, Shrine Catholic

Selection Seedings: The top-seeds in Divisions 1 will play in the championship game on Saturday. The top-seeds in Division 2 will play for the Division 2 championship. Eight teams will be assigned crossovers according to regular-season group finish. (The league has the option of changing crossover opponents.)

The Catholic League tiebreaker for hockey will be a five-goal margin of victory. In the event there is still a tie, the least number of penalty minutes in games involving tied teams will determine playoff position. See league manual on chsl.com.

Each team must play all other teams in its Division at least once in the regular-season

Awards-Recognition: Each Sectional Winner is responsible for gathering divisional schools honor teams. The breakdown is as follows:
Division 1: Group A: 7 All-Catholic, 7 All-League selections and each school selects 1 All-Academic
Division 1: Group B: 6 All-Catholic, 6 All-League selections and each school selects 1 All-Academic
Division 2: 11 All-Catholic, 11 All-League selections and each school selects One All-Academic

*It is preferred that All-Academic honorees are Seniors.
**Honor Teams will be introduced and given medals after each Showcase and Championship Game.

Tie-breaking Method for Sectional Championship or Playoff Position

Tiebreaker: each division will have one (1) champion. In case of a tie in standings, revert back to games played between tied teams.

  1. If two teams are tied and; A beat B in the only game played between them, A is champion.

    If A beat B both times the teams played and divisional records are the same then A is the champion.

    If A beat B and B beat A, the tie will be broken by comparing the margin of victory (up to a maximum of 5 goals, loss equals zero) in the contests between the tied teams only.

    Example 1a:

    1st Game: 2nd Game:
    Team A 3 Team A 0
    Team B 1 Team B 1
    Margin of Victory: Team A=+2, Team B= +1

    Team A would win the tie-breaker.

    In the event there is still a tie, the least number of penalty minutes in games involving tied teams will determine playoff position.

    If more than two teams are tied;

    If A beat C; C beat B; and B beat A, then a three way tie exists. The winner will be selected first by the number of wins against tied teams only. If still tied the tie will be broken by comparing the margin of victory (up to a maximum of 5 goals, loss equals zero) in the contests between the tied teams only.

    In the event there is still a tie, the least number of penalty minutes in games involving tied teams will determine playoff position.

    It is hoped this system will encourage more substitutions in games and the team in contention will not jeopardize its position if opponents score.

  2. If a tie still occurs (sectional won-lost record the same, goal differential the same, penalty minutes the same), then a point system of plus five (5) of all common sectional opponents will be used (maximum of 5 points, loss equals zero points).

    Example 2a:

    Maximum of 5 points can be earned per game. Loss equals zero.

    Team ATeam B
    A vs. C =+2B vs. C =0
    A vs. C =0B vs. C =+2
    A vs. D =+5B vs. D =0
    A vs. D =+5B vs. D =+2
    A vs. E =0B vs. E =+5
    A vs. E =+5B vs. E =+5
    A vs. F =+5B vs. F =+5
    A vs. F =+5B vs. F =+3
    Team A Total =27Team B Total =22
  3. If a tie still exists, then compare the margins of victory up to five (5) points in the games against the highest finisher not involved in the tie break.
  4. Still Tied: Coin Flip.