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Team managers, please refer to the Managers Guidelines page regularly, as new information may be added. It will provide you with everything you need to know to be a manager with 1660 Hockey League. located on ~Information ~ Managers Guidelines 
     

**IMPORTANT**

All teams are created in the Pre-Season Division. It is imperative that you contact your Tier Governor to get your username and password to the website. This will allow you to input your Coach and Managers contact information so that you will receive the league emails. NOTE: HCR Rosters must be received by your tier governor prior to your first game.


Tiering information can be found under ~Preseason ~Standings 

 

 

Season Timeline

Novice
October 5 Novice Preseason schedule released 6 weeks
October 15 Preseason begins All Novice
November 16 Last date for team movement Novice
November 19 Full schedule released all Novice
November 20 Novice preseason ends
November 25 Novice Regular season begins
December 1 Proposed playoff formats released
January 5 Approved playoff formats released
February 19 Regular season ends all leagues
February 20 Playoffs begin all leagues
March 19 Playoffs end all leagues

 

2017 Playoffs

Formats are also designed to keep as many teams as possible playing as long as possible. 

Each format will have:
- Minimum of 2 rounds for all teams
- All medal round semi finals and finals are best of 3

Playoff Format Terminology
Division winner 1-Division winner with best record
Division winner 2 -Division winner with second best record
Wild Card 1-non division winner with best record from any subdivision
13th overall -13th place without regard for subdivision."



The team who is the highest in the regular season standings has venue, meaning it has 1st choice of game slots provided by
the opposition in the same way that venue is determined in provincial play. The only exception to this is where two teams have already
played a playoff series against one another, and in this case, the team who won this playoff series will have venue.

Any team not wishing to participate in any playoff for whatever reason must notify in writing, with permission from their association’s President, their respective league governor. This request must be made prior to February 1st.


Playoff Standings
Where differences in games played exist, regular season final standings will be determined by percentile.
A team that plays 20 games with a 12-6-2 record has a percentile of .650.
B team that plays 19 games with a 12-5-2 record has a percentile of .684.
B team gains the higher position.

This should only affect a few teams in a few divisions as most game inequities were resolved in the last schedule format revisions.

Link to the google sheet Playoff Formats for 2017 Season



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