2017-18 NCHA Men's Harris Cup Playoffs

* Top four teams in each division qualify for playoffs
* Quarterfinals: Two games (plus mini-game, if necessary), played within division
   Feb 16-18, 2018
   North #4 at North #1 / North #3 at North #2
   South #4 at South #1 / South #3 at South #2
* Semifinals: Single-game elimination (play until a winner is determined), played within division
   Sat, Feb 24, 2018
   North: Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed
   South: Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed
* Final: Single-game elimination (play until a winner is determined)
   Sat, Mar 3, 2018
   Lowest remaining seed at Highest remaining seed

TWO-GAME SERIES / MINIGAME FORMAT
* Two games are played with standard NCAA rules applying (single 5:00 OT).
* Games 1 and 2 can end in an OT tie.
* If the two games are split or if both end in a tie, a 20-minute minigame is played.  At the end of the second game, the ice shall be resurfaced and there is a 15-minute intermission.  Starting lineups are announced before the minigame, as in a regular game, and the teams will play the full 20 minutes, regardless of score.  Should the game be tied after the 20 minutes, the teams will play 20-minute sudden-death overtimes periods.

TIEBREAK PROCEDURE
Head-to-Head competition
Most division wins
Most overall conference wins
Results vs Top 4 finshing common opponents (must have played same number of games)
Goal differential in games between tied team only
Goal differential in all conference games
Coin flip, conducted by Commissioner