2015-16 NCHA Men's Harris Cup Playoffs

QUARTERFINALS - Single game elimination
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
* Division champions - Bye
North #3 Lawrence 2 at North #2 St. Scholastica 6
South #3 Concordia Wisconsin 0 at South #2 Marian 3

SEMIFINALS - Two games, mini-game if necessary
* Remaining teams re-seeded, 1-4, based on total conference points, without divisional affiliation

Feb 26, 2016 (Game 1)
#4 St. Scholastica 2 at #1 Adrian 4
#3 Marian 1 at #2 St. Norbert 4

Feb 27, 2016 (Game 2, mini-game if necessary)
#4 St. Scholastica 2 at #1 Adrian 4
#3 Marian 2 at #2 St. Norbert 5


FINAL
Mar 5, 2015 at High Seed
Single game elimination
#2 St. Norbert 1 at #1 Adrian 4


* Top 3 teams in each division qualify for playoffs
* Division champions earn a bye and advance directly to Semifinals
* Mini-Game Format: If teams split the possible 4 points in first two games, a 20 minute mini-game will be played.  If the mini-game is tied after 20 minutes, sudden-death overtime will determine the winner.
* Winner of the Harris Cup Playoffs earns NCHA's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

TIE-BREAK PROCEDURE
If two or more teams are tied in points at the end of the regular season, ties shall be broken as follows:
1 - Head-to-Head competition
2 - Goal differential in games played between the tied teams only
3 - Goal differential in all NCHA games


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.