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MJHL Announces 2016-17 Season Playoff and Overtime Format Changes

SELKIRK, MB

 

PLAYOFF FORMAT CHANGE

The Manitoba Junior Hockey will be eliminating its Survivor Series component of the playoff format, Commissioner Kim Davis announced today.

This upcoming season (2016-17) will result in four, best-of-seven, quarter-final series. This format was approved by the league’s Board of Governor’s at their recent meeting in Selkirk. Playoffs will begin on Friday, March 10.

 

OVERTIME FORMAT CHANGE

The Board of Governors also approved an amendment to the league’s overtime format. This coming season, the OT format will consist of one, five-minute sudden period. Each team will use three skaters and one goaltender. If the game is still tied following the five-minute OT period, a shoot-out will take place.