SPHL Announces 2018-2019 Playoff Format
September 12, 2018 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release
HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Wednesday the 2018-2019 playoff format, which includes the return of last season's exciting Challenge Round.
2018-2019 PLAYOFF FORMAT:
The top eight (8) finishers in the league standings will make the playoffs:
CHALLENGE ROUND (FIRST ROUND)
On Sunday, April 7, the League Office will conduct a Challenge Round Selection event. For the Challenge Round, the top three teams will have the opportunity to select their first round opponent from the teams seeded 5-8. The #1 seed will select their Challenge Round opponent first. The #2 seed will then select their opponent from the remaining three teams, after which the #3 seed will select from the remaining two teams. The #4 seed will play the team that was not previously selected. All series are best-of-three.
The four teams that advance from the Challenge Round will play each other based on original playoff seeding, with the highest-seeded team playing the lowest and the remaining teams playing each other.
Both series are best-of-three.
PRESIDENT'S CUP FINALS
The two remaining teams will meet in the best-of-three President's Cup Final. Teams have the option, upon mutual agreement, to play a best-of-five President's Cup Final series.
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