2nd Gold vs. 5th Gold- should be played on Saturday
3rd Gold vs. 4th Gold- should be played on Saturday
Highest seed plays first game
- Two remaining teams play on Sunday
Procedure for any tournament game resulting in a tie after 3 periods of regulation play:
8 minute 5v5 sudden death overtime
5 person (per team) shootout (home team decides which team goes first; no player can be used twice until all eligible players on a team have gone once; if score remains tied after 5 players have gone from each team, then a single elimination shootout begins; players in the penalty box or disqualified from game cannot participate in shootout)
In deciding seeds for the tournament, if a tie in regular season record between two or more teams exists, then the following procedure will be used to decide ties:
1.) Head to Head
2.) Record vs. your division
3.) Record vs. the overall league
4.) Goal differential
5.) Least penalty minutes
Red Division Champion: determined by the most points in the Red Division
Gold Division Champion: determined by the most points in the Gold Division
League Champion: determined by the winner of the SWOHSHL Tournament
SWOHSHL Gold Tournament Champion: determined by winner of SWOHSHL Gold Tournament
On May 28th, at the annual spring league meeting, a vote was taken on a new league alignment. The vote passed unanimously. Below are some notes on the changes. The tournament structure is still being discussed.
A. The League will consist of 2 divisions with 5 teams in each division.
The divisions will be based on previous season’s league winners and league records of the past 5 seasons.
With that in mind:
The “Red” division will consist of: Springboro, Talawanda, St. Xavier, Troy and Centerville.
The “Gold” division will consist of: Sycamore, Elder, LaSalle, Beavercreek and Alter.
Each division must play their league opponents twice and the other division once. This will result in an equal amount of 13 League games a season.
B. The SWOHSHL League Playoffs will have 2 different tournaments.
There will be two tournaments. One for the "Red" division and one for the "Gold" division.
C. There will be a mandatory shift in the leagues every season.
The first place Gold division regular season winner – the team that moves up for the League tournament - will move up to the Red division for the following season.
The last place Red division regular season team will move to the Gold division for the following season
This process will go as long as the league remains 10 teams.
If there needs to be a change to the mandatory switch, there will need to be a 100% consensus vote for that to occur.