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EHL Frozen Finals

Frozen Finals

The Road to Providence

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The 2022 EHL Frozen Finals will be streamed live on HockeyTV.

EHL ROAD TO PROVIDENCE

For the upcoming 2021-22 season, the 18 Eastern Hockey League (EHL) teams will be split up into four divisions -- North, East, Central, and South. The North and East divisions will each feature five total teams, while the Central and South divisions will each be made up of four total teams. At the end of the regular season, 16 EHL teams will advance to the postseason, with four teams apiece from each of the respective divisions.

FIRST ROUND

The First Round of the EHL playoffs will feature two series per division.

North Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3


East Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3

Central Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3

South Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3


All First Round matchups are best-of-three series, with home-ice advantage being determined by the EHL Operating Rules. 

A total of two teams will remain in each of the four divisions at the end of the First Round.

The First Round can start on March 8th, and all series must be completed by March 14th.

SECOND ROUND

Prior to the start of the Second Round, the remaining two teams within each respective division will be reseeded based off of the regular season standings, #1 and #2.

North Division
#1 vs. #2


East Division
#1 vs. #2

Central Division
#1 vs. #2

South Division
#1 vs. #2


All Second Round matchups are best-of-three series, with home-ice advantage being determined by the EHL Operating Rules.

At the conclusion of the Second Round, the four winning teams will have officially secured their spot in the 2022 Frozen Finals, while the four losing teams will have one last chance to advance through the Final Qualifying Round.

The Second Round can start on March 15th, and all series must be completed by March 21st.

FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

Following the conclusion of the Second Round, the four teams that lose will earn one final chance to secure their ticket to the 2022 Frozen Finals.

The Final Qualifying Round will feature a pair of single elimination games, with home-ice advantage being determined by the EHL Operating Rules.

Game #1 -- North Division Loser vs. East Division Loser

Game #2 -- Central Division Loser vs. South Division Loser


The two victorious teams in the Final Qualifying Round will secure the final two spots at the 2022 Frozen Finals.


The Final Qualifying Round must take place on either March 24th or 25th.

EHLP ROAD TO PROVIDENCE

For the upcoming 2021-22 season, the 13 Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) teams will be split up into three divisions -- North, East, and South. The North and South divisions will each feature four total teams, while the East division will be made up of five total teams. At the end of the regular season, all 13 EHLP teams will advance to the postseason.

PLAY-IN ROUND

The Play-In Round of the EHLP playoffs will feature action in just the East Division.

East Division
#4 vs. #5

The Play-In Round of the EHLP Playoffs is a single elimination contest, hosted by the #4 seed.

The Play-In Round must be played on either March 15th or 16th.

FIRST ROUND

Prior to the start of the First Round, the remaining four teams in the East Division will be reseeded based off of the regular season standings, #1 through #4.

The First Round of the EHL playoffs will feature two series per division.

North Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3


East Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3

South Division
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3


All First Round matchups are best-of-three series, with home-ice advantage being determined by the EHL Operating Rules. 

A total of two teams will remain in each of the three divisions at the end of the First Round.

The First Round can start on March 17th, and all series must be completed by March 21st.

SECOND ROUND

Prior to the start of the Second Round, the remaining two teams within each respective division will be reseeded based off of the regular season standings, #1 and #2.

North Division
#1 vs. #2


East Division
#1 vs. #2

South Division
#1 vs. #2


All Second Round matchups are best-of-three series, with home-ice advantage being determined by the EHL Operating Rules.

At the conclusion of the Second Round, the three winning teams will have officially secured their spot in the 2022 Frozen Finals, while the three losing teams will have one last chance through the EHLP At-Large Bid.

The Second Round can start on March 22nd, and all series must be completed by March 28th.

EHLP AT-LARGE BID

At the conclusion of the Second Round, the three division losers will be pooled together into a special set of standings based off of their regular season record. The team with the highest number of points will be earn the EHLP At-Large Bid to the 2022 Frozen Finals. In the event of a tie, the final team will be selected via the tie-breaking rules set forth in the EHL Operating Rules.

2021 Frozen Finals

The 2022 Frozen Finals will once again take place at Schneider Arena on the campus of Providence College.

Each division will feature Round Robin play, leading up to the EHL and EHLP Championship Games on Sunday, April 3rd

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30TH

  • 4:30 PM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #1
    • POOL A -- #1 VS. #2
  • 7:30 PM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #2
    • POOL B -- #1 VS. #2

THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST

  • 11:00 AM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #3
    • POOL A -- #1 VS. #3
  • 2:00 PM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #4
    • POOL B -- #1 VS. #3
  • 5:00 PM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #1
    • #1 SEED VS. #4 SEED
  • 8:00 PM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #2
    • #2 SEED VS. #3 SEED

FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST

  • 11:00 AM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #5
    • POOL A -- #2 VS. #3
  • 2:00 PM -- EHL ROUND ROBIN GAME #6
    • POOL B -- #2 VS. #3
  • 5:00 PM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #3
    • #3 SEED VS. #4 SEED
  • 8:00 PM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #4
    • #1 SEED VS. #2 SEED

SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND

  • 10:00 AM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #5
    • #1 SEED VS. #3 SEED
  • 1:00 PM -- EHLP ROUND ROBIN GAME #6
    • #2 SEED VS. #4 SEED
  • 4:00 PM -- EHL SEMI-FINAL #1
    • POOL A #1 VS. POOL B #2
  • 7:00 PM -- EHL SEMI-FINAL #2
    • POOL B #1 VS. POOL A #2

SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD

  • 11:00 AM -- EHLP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
  • 3:00 PM -- EHL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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