2012– 2013 CPIHL Tier 1 Bears Cup & Tier 2 Viola Cup Playoff Structure

Tier 1 Playoff Bracket (pdf)
Tier 2 Playoff Bracket (pdf)
Tier 3 Playoff Bracket (pdf)

Playoffs will be a true double elimination format.
Highest seeded team is the Home team.
Only the top (8) teams qualify for playoffs.
1st Round seeding based on final regular season standings utilizing applicable tiebreakers.
1st Round
Top (4) seeds host the bottom (4) seeds in the following order: (8@1) (7@2) (6@3) (5@4)
Winners advance to the Winners bracket in Round 2 and the Losers move to the Losers bracket for Round 2.
The Loser of (8@1) moves to Game (C), and the Winner to Game (A)
The Loser of (5@4) moves to Game (C), and the Winner to Game (A)
The Loser of (6@3) moves to Game (D), and the Winner to Game (B)
The Loser of (7@2) moves to Game (D), and the Winner to Game (B)
2nd Round
The (4) teams remaining in the Winners bracket will play for the (2) Semi-Final spots.
The Loser of the Winners bracket in Game (A) advances to Game (E)
The Loser of the Winners bracket in Game (B) advances to Game (F)
The Winner in the Losers bracket in Game (C) advances to Game (E), and the Loser is eliminated.
The Winner in the Losers bracket in Game (D) advances to Game (F), and the Loser is eliminated.
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
3rd Round
The Winner of Game (H) advances to the Bears Cup and Viola Cup.
The Loser of Game (H) advances to Semi-Final Game (I)
The Winner of Game (E) advances to Game (G) and the Loser is eliminated.
The Winner of Game (F) advances to Game (G) and the Loser is eliminated.
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
4th Round
The Winner of Game (E) plays the Winner of Game (F).
The Winner advances to Game (I) and the Loser is eliminated.
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
5th Round
The Loser from Game (H) plays the Winner of Game (G) for the final spot in the Bears Cup and Viola Cup.
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.

Championship Night – March 1st, 2013
The Winner of the Winners bracket & Winner of the Losers bracket in Tier 1 play for the Bears Cup.
The Winner of the Winners bracket & Winner of the Losers bracket in Tier 2 play for the Viola Cup.
The Home team on Championship Night will be the team who advanced from the Winners bracket.


2012 – 2013 CPIHL Tier 3 Rothrock Cup Playoff Structure

Playoffs in Tier 3 will a true double elimination format.
Highest seeded team is the Home team.
Only the top (4) teams qualify for playoffs.
1st Round seeding based on final regular season standings utilizing applicable tiebreakers.
1st Round
Top (2) seeds host the bottom (2) seeds in the following order: (4@1) (3@2)
The Loser of (4@1) moves to Game (B), and the Winner to Game (A)
The Loser of (3@2) moves to Game (B), and the Winner to Game (A)
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
2nd Round
The (2) teams remaining in the Winners bracket will play for a spot in the Rothrock Cup.
The Winner of Game (B) advances to Game (C) and the Loser is eliminated.
The Loser of Game (A) advances to Game (C)
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
3rd Round
The Loser of Game (A) plays the Winner of Game (B)
The Winner of Game (C) advances to the Rothrock Cup and the Loser is eliminated.
The highest seed based on final season standings is always the Home team.
Championship Night – February 24th, 2013
The Home team on Championship night will be the team who advanced from the Winners bracket.

CPIHL Playoff Rules 2012 - 2013 Season
1. Games will go full time, no reduced time in third period unless the 6 goal rule is in effect.
2. The 10 goal rule will be in effect, and the mercy rule will be applied during the 3rd period, except on Championship night.
3. Ties at the end of regulation during playoffs will result in a sudden death 5 minute 4 on 4 (4 skaters and a goalie). Penalties do carryover into the sudden death overtime. At no time can a team participate with less than 4 players (traditionally 3 skaters and a goalie). If a carryover penalty or penalty called in sudden death puts a team at less than the minimum the penalized player(s) time will be put on clock and non-offending team will have equivalent number of player(s) added to their on ice amount. At the conclusion of the penalty the player(s) will return to the ice as normal but at the next stoppage of play the on ice count will go back to the reduced amount depending on which sudden death the game is in.
4. If there remains a tie at the end of the 1st overtime, the second overtime will result directly in a 5 man shootout.
5. Selection of the shooters that are to participate in the shootout must be designated at the end of regulation and listed on the score sheet prior to the 1st overtime. Each team will designate a number 1 through 5 beside shootout participant’s names on the score sheet. Players 1 through 3 will shoot in the order indicated on the score sheet, starting with player 1. If a tie score still exists after the 3rd player from each team has taken part in the shootout, the shootout will continue as a sudden death shootout beginning with the 4th player from each team’s list until one team has outscored the other after each player has had the chance to shoot. If there remains a tie after all 5 shooters have gone from both teams, the order will restart with the same players in order from 1-5 in a sudden death format until there is a clear winner. Once shootout starts if any player is unable to take part in the shootout through injury, penalty, or game ejection, all players immediately below will advance one position in the shootout rotation.
6. Overtime on all Championship Games. At the end of regulation on all Championship Games, overtime will be a sudden death 16 minute, stopped clock period. If there is still a tie after the 4th period, another 16 minute sudden death period will be placed on the clock. This format on all Championship Games will continue period after period until there is a clear winner.

Notes
1. From the rules minor penalties with time remaining do not exclude a player from participating in shootouts.
2. Examples of rule 3 - 4 on 4 Sudden Death Overtime
If team A has one minor penalty at the conclusion of regulation and team B has no penalties than the 4 on 4
will start 4 on 3, penalized player will re-enter game at the conclusion of the penalty.
If team A has two minor penalties at the conclusion of regulation and team B has no penalties than the 4 on
4 will start 5 on 3, penalized player(s) will re-enter game at the conclusion of their penalties. At the next
stoppage of play if there are no other penalties play will resume 4 on 4.

CPIHL Tie-breaking Rules 2012 - 2013 Season
1. Tie - breaking procedure for two teams.
a. Most wins in all league games
b. Head to head results in games between the two tied teams
c. Goal differential in head to head games between the two tied teams
d. The fewest amount of goals allowed in all league games
e. Most periods won in all league games
f. Coin toss
2 Tie - breaking procedure for three or more teams.
a. Most wins in all league games
b. The fewest amount of losses in all league games.
c. The fewest amount of goals allowed in all league games
d. Most goals scored in all league games
e. Most periods won in all league games
f. Coin toss
CPIHL Playoff Policies for 2012 - 2013 Season.
1. The CPIHL Executive Committee will assign neutral teams to provide gate responsibilities at all playoff
games.
2. The rinks will assign scorekeeper/clock operator and home team must provide PA announcer
3. The home team will provide back-up scorekeeper, clock operator and gate operations (ticket sales)
personnel for all games in case of non-appearance by the assigned neutral team or scoring staff.
4. Ticket sales will begin no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled face off time. If the assigned neutral
team has not appeared by that time, the home team must begin selling tickets. If the home team begins
selling tickets they must make note on the gate form of when or if the assigned neutral team arrives at the
game.
5. Both home and away teams must provide the necessary security personnel for all playoff games.
6. Failure of the assigned neutral team to support the games to which they are assigned will result in that
team losing all or a portion of their share of the playoff proceeds.
7. The CPIHL Executive Committee will provide off-ice and gate personnel for league Championship Games.
8. Admission Fee
a. Playoff Games - $4.00 for students, adults and seniors (no fee for 5th grade and below)
b. Championship Games - $5.00 for students, adults and seniors (no fee for 5th grade and below)
c. Player, Coach, Manager and VIP Passes are good for all Playoff and Championship Games
(Regular Season Passes are not valid).