Tie-Breaker Rules

24414646592_c31d05cf05_oThe tie-breaker for tournament games shall be as follows:

  1. Results of direct, head-to-head competition.
  2. Highest number of regulation wins among tied teams (OT wins do not count)
  3. Points in games among tied teams.  (Example:  Team 1 played one game among tied teams and earned 3 points for a win.  Team 2 played two games among tied teams and earned a win and overtime loss (4 points).  Team 2 advances over Team 1).
  4. Lowest goals-against average in games among tied teams. (OT goals do not count).
  5. Best goal-differential average in games among tied teams. (OT goals do not count).
  6. Highest goals-for average in games among tied teams. (OT goals do not count and margin of victory per game cannot be greater than 6 goals).
  7. Highest number of regulation wins among common teams (The term “common teams” means teams that the tied teams all played.  OT wins do not count).
  8. Highest number of points in games among common teams.  (OT wins and losses count).
  9. Lowest goals-against average in games among common teams. (OT goals do not count).
  10. Best goal-differential average in games among common teams. (OT goals do not count).
  11. Highest goals-for average in games among common teams (OT goals do not count and margin of victory per game cannot be greater than 6 goals).
  12. Lowest goals-against in all games (OT goals do not count).
  13. Best goal-differential in all games (OT goals do not count and margin of victory per game cannot be greater than 6 goals).
  14. Highest goals-for in all games (OT goals do not count and margin of victory per game cannot be greater than 6 goals.
  15. Sunday morning overtime shoot-out prior to Championship Game.

Each tie-breaker step must be exhausted before we move to the next step.  (Example: 4 teams are tied and Step 4 (Best goal differential among tied teams) knocks out 1 team.  Go back to Step 1 and proceed to determine tie-breaker among remaining 3 tied teams.

In the event a mathematical anomaly results in an unfair tie-breaker, the tournament director has the discretion to modify these tie-breaker rules.

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