SCAHL Post Season Structure

Dec. 09, 2019

The SCAHL post season consists of a Conference Tournament to determine the Conference Champions, and League Play-offs to establish the SCAHL League Champion, who then advances to the Hockey Alberta AA Championships.


Conference Tournament


The Host Sites for the 2020 Conference Tournaments are:


Pee Wee North - Okotoks Black

Pee Wee South - Wheatland Braves

Bantam North - Red Deer Steel Kings

Bantam South - Lethbridge Hurricanes

Midget North - West Central Tigers

Midget South - Medicine Hat Hounds


The first stage of the play offs shall be a round robin Conference Tournament.

These will include:

Pee Wee - 8 team North and South tournaments. March 5-8.

Bantam - 6 team North and South tournaments. February 27-March 1

Midget - 6 team North and South tournaments. March 5-8.


The North and South Tournament winners shall advance to the League Championship Play Offs.


League Championship Playoffs


Pee Wee and Midget will be on March 12-15, Bantam March 5-8, and shall be a Best of Three series, with the team with the highest winning percentage in the regular season being the home team. The same tie breaker system as described for the final regular season standings rankings above will be utilized in the event teams are tied for home ice. Game 1 shall be at the higher seed, game 2 at the lower seed, with game 3 if required at the higher seed. Regular season rules apply, excepting that each game will be played until a winner is determined.

Overtime Rules: Overtime is sudden death - the first team to score wins. If game ends in tie, a 5-minute break will be given, and the game will resume with 10 minutes on the game clock.

If still tied after the initial 10-minute overtime period, the ice will be flooded and the second overtime period of 20 minutes will then commence.

This process will continue until a winner is decided.

No play-off game shall have a start time later than 8:30 p.m.

Governors will establish a draft schedule for the play-off games, and provide this to team managers in order for them to obtain icetimes. The governor will be responsible for the review and approval of the play-off schedule, and will notify the league statistician of the schedule for posting to the SCAHL website.


Post Season Summary 2020


Conference Round Robin Play Off Tournaments - Pee Wee and Midget March 5-8; Bantam February 27 - March 1.


League Championship - Pee Wee and Midget March 12-15; Bantam March 5-8 - Best of 3 play off between North and South Tournament Winners. It will be a 1-1-1 playoff format, with the team with the most points in the regular season being the home team.


League Champion advances to Alberta AA Provincial Championships.

For Pee Wee AA and Midget AA Divisions, the dates are March 26-29, representative must be determined by March 16.

In Bantam AA, the dates are March 19-22. Representatives to Provincials must be determined by March 9.


This will be a 5 team Tournament, including the League Champions for the SCAHL, Hockey Calgary, Hockey Edmonton and the Northern Alberta Hockey League and a Host site team.

In 2020, the SCAHL shall host the Bantam AA Provincials, application process available on the Hockey Alberta website.

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