2016-17 NCHA Women's Slaats Cup Playoffs

SEMIFINALS - Two games, mini-game if necessary
Fri, Feb 24 - Sat, Feb 25, 2017
#4 Marian at #1 Adrian
#3 St. Scholastica at #2 Lake Forest


FINAL - Single game elimination
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at High Seed



* Top 4 teams qualify for playoffs.
* 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 Slaats 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.