2019-20 WOMEN'S SLAATS CUP PLAYOFFS

* Top 6 teams qualify for playoffs
* Teams are seeded, 1-6, based on total regular season conference points
* First Round/Quarterfinals: Two games (plus mini-game, if necessary)

Quarterfinals

Weekend of Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020
Game 1
#6 at #1
#5 at #2
#4 at #3

Game 2
#6 at #1
#5 at #2
#4 at #3
   
* Championship Weekend: Single-game elimination (play until a winner is determined); all games played at highest remaining seed
Weekend of Mar 6-8, 2020
GM 1, Semifinal: Lowest remaining seed vs second-highest remaining seed

Weekend of Mar 6-8, 2020
GM 2, Championship: #2 Winner GM 1 vs host

All-Tournament Team:
 



TWO-GAME SERIES / MINIGAME FORMAT
* Two games are played with standard NCAA rules applying (single 5:00 OT).
* Games 1 and 2 can end in an OT tie.
* If the two games are split or if both end in a tie, a 20-minute minigame is played.  At the end of the second game, the ice shall be resurfaced and there is a 15-minute intermission.  Starting lineups are announced before the minigame, as in a regular game, and the teams will play the full 20 minutes, regardless of score.  Should the game be tied after the 20 minutes, the teams will play 20-minute sudden-death overtimes periods.


TIEBREAK PROCEDURE
Head-to-Head competition
Conference wins
Wins vs teams above tied teams in standings
# Results vs rank order, 1-9, until difference in results
Goal differential in games between tied teams only
Goal differential in games vs teams above the tied teams in standings
Goal differential in all conference games
Random draw


# If, while moving through rank order there are two teams with equal point totals at a certain rank, results versus all those tied teams are compared together.