- 2nd will play the winner 3rd Gold and 4th Gold game
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
At the annual summer league meeting, a vote was taken on Mason joining the league as a varsity team. The vote passed unanimously. Springboro informed the league that they will be moving to the Capital Hockey Conference.
The coaches also voted on division alignment. Elder, after winning the Gold Division tournament, will move to the Red Division along with Troy, who won the Gold Division regular season. Mason, after their probationary season, will be added to the Gold Division.
All other league rules will remain the same for the 2016-2017 season.