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GTHL Releases Tiered Schedule Format for 2018-19 Season

Erin Riley

Tiering for divisions 15 or larger

Divisions with 15 or more teams will be playing in a tiered schedule format for the upcoming 2018-19 GTHL season. A single round robin will take place as phase one of the regular season. The results of phase one will determine the tiering for the remainder of the season. The top eight teams will play in Tier 1, while the remainder of the teams will play in Tier 2.  A “first to 3 points” cross-over “play-in” series between lower seeded Tier 1 teams and higher seeded Tier II will determine the playoff participants, which will be a field of 8 teams. If two teams are tied at 2 points each after the second play-in game series-deciding “mini-game” will be played immediately following game 2 to decide the play-in series winner.

Point totals from stage one will be moved into stage two and continue to be part of the overall standings.  There is no re-set of the standings between the stages.

The following 10 divisions have 15 or more teams and will be tiered for the 2018-2019 season:

 East West
 Minor Atom “A” Atom “AA”
 Minor Peewee “A” Minor Peewee “AA”
Peewee “A” Peewee “AA”
Minor Bantam “A” Minor Bantam “AA”
Bantam “A” Bantam “AA”

 

 

 

 

 

The following is the “play-in” series structure for all tiered divisions:

5th Tier 1  vs.   4th Tier 2

6th Tier 1  vs.   3rd Tier 2

7th Tier 1  vs.   2nd Tier 2

8th Tier 1  vs.   1st Tier 2

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