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How to Qualify for the 2019 MD Championships
Submitted By ALLIANCE Hockey on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Information Bulletin #2018-09 - How to Qualify for the 2019 MD Championships 

How to Qualify for the 2019 ALLIANCE Hockey MD Championships

Qualifiers from the West MD League:
The Regular Season first-place finisher qualifies for the Tier 1 MD Championships hosted in London.  The other qualifier will be the MD West Playdown Champion.  If the Regular Season first-place finisher is also the West MD Playdown Champion, the remaining qualifier will be the West MD Playdown Finalist.  The next two seeded teams at the conclusion of the MD West Playdown Semi-Final Competition, will qualify for the ALLIANCE Hockey MD Tier 2 Championships.

The exception to this is at Novice MD where the Divisions are tiered 1 & 2.  Therefore, the Regular Season first-place finisher and the MD West Champion or Finalist will be the only teams to qualify for the MD Championships hosted in London.

Qualifiers from the East/Central MD League:
All Playdown Semi-Final winners will advance to the Tier 1 & 2 Championships Novice Tier 1 and 2 and Major Atom Tier 1 through to Bantam Tier 2.


East/Central Minor Atom MD
All 7 teams will play 30 games up until March 17th = Regular Season.

Tier 1 Playdown Round:
The top 4 teams at the end of Regular Season will play in the Tier 1 Playdowns.  
Semi-Final Series A: 1st vs 4th (best 2 of 3), Semi-Final Series B: 2nd vs 3rd (best 2 of 3)
The Semi-Final winners will automatically advance to the Tier 1 MD Championships hosted in London.
Final Series C: Winner A vs Winner B (best 2 of 3) 

Tier 2 Playdown Round:
The 5th, 6th and 7th place teams at the end of the Regular Season will play in the Tier 2 Playdowns.  
5th place receives a BYE
Semi-Final Series A: 6th vs 7th (best 2 of 3)
Final Series B: 5th vs Winner of A (best 2 of 3)
The Finalist and Winner from Series B will advance to the Tier  MD Championships hosted in London.


Minor Midget MD – Playoff Round:
Upon conclusion of the Regular Season (24 games), a split will occur between the ten East/Central teams and the three West teams.  The East/Central teams will further split with the top five teams placed into Tier 1 and the remaining five teams placed into Tier 2.  The Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams will play a home and away to determine the top four teams within their respective tiers.  In the West, the three teams will play 2 home and 2 away games for a total of 8 games (among West teams only).  These schedules will be referred to as the Playoff Round. 


East/Central Minor Midget MD – Playdown Round:

Tier 1 & Tier 2
Semi-Final Series A: 1st vs 4th (best 2 of 3)
Semi-Final Series B: 2nd vs 3rd (best 2 of 3)
Final Series C: Winner A vs Winner B (best 2 of 3)

The Tier 1 Semi-Final winners will qualify for the MD Tier 1 Championships hosted in London. 
The Tier 2 Semi-Final winners will qualify for the MD Tier 2 Championships hosted in London and the top seeded Semi-Final loser will also advance to the MD Tier 2 Championships hosted in London. 

West Minor Midget MD – Playdown Round:
Semi-Final Series A: 2nd vs 3rd (best 2 of 3)
Final Series B: 1st vs Winner A (best 2 of 3)
Both teams in Series B will qualify for the MD Tier 1 Championships hosted in London.  
The loser of Semi-Final Series A will qualify for the MD Tier 2 Championships hosted in London. 

 

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