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The Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League

2022 Russell Cup Playoff Details

The GMHL will enter the 2022 Playoffs with all teams competing for the prized league championship

 February 17th, 2022 at 10:37AM  March 8th, 2022 4:34AM


2022 Russell Cup Playoffs

The GMHL will enter the 2022 Russell Cup Playoffs with all teams competing for the prized league championship -- the Russell Cup.

The North and South Divisions will have all 19 Ontario/Quebec teams competing across four playoff rounds. While, the GMHL West Division will be playing for their West Divisional Championship. 

Due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions and uncertainity, there will not be a National Championship held this year. The winners of Ontario/Quebec and the West will be the respective season champions. 

Ontario/Quebec:
The North and South Divisions will play within their respective divisions to determine each Divisional champion. The winners of the North and South Divisions will faceoff in the Russell Cup Final.

Teams are reseeded following every round in reference to the Regular Season standings with the remaining teams -- thus the bracket is subject to change. All teams are given an opportunity in playoffs. Qualifying play-in rounds will be played to determine a division-based eight team playoff bracket. The top 7 teams in each division at the end of the regular season are automatically seeded into the playoff bracket, while the remaining teams will play single game eliminations for the final seed.

In each division, the highest seed receives home ice advantage in reference to the regular season standings. 

Division Quarter Final - Best of 3
Division Semi-Final - Best of 5
Division Final - Best of 7
Russell Cup Final - Best of 7

Division Quarter-Final
Best of 3
(March 9 - March 13)
  Division Semi-Final
Best of 5
(March 15 - March 21)
  Division Final
Best of 7
(March 23 - April 1)
  Russell Cup Final
Best of 7
(April 3 - April 12)
                                   
N1 Temiscaming Titans      
N8      
  N1      
 
    N4      
N2 Bradford Rattlers    
N7 West Nipissing Lynx      
    N1      
 
  N2      
N3 Bradford Bulls      
N6 Bancroft Rockhounds      
  N2    
 
    N3      
N4 Knights of Meaford    
N5 Ville-Marie Pirates      
    N1    
   
    S1    
S1 Durham Roadrunners      
S8 Windsor Aces      
  S1    
 
    S4      
S2 North York Renegades    
S7 Streetsville Flyers      
    S1    
 
  S2      
S3 Niagara Predators      
S6 Plattsville Lakers      
  S2    
 
    S3      
S4 St. George Ravens    
S5 Northumberland Stars      
       

Qualifiers

Single game elimination for eighth seeds of North and South Divisions.

North

  Qualifier Rd1
(Mar. 7, 2022)
 
         
  N9 South Muskoka Shield      
 
  N10 Almaguin Spartans      
 
  Qualifier Rd2
(Mar 8, 2022)
 
         
  N8 New Tecumseth Civics      
 
  N9 South Muskoka Shield      
 
 

South

  Qualifier Rd
(Mar. 7, 2022)
 
         
  S8 Windsor Aces      
 
  S9 Tottenham Thunder      
 
 

 

West Division:
The West Division will play for their on Divisional Championship. Due to the cancelation of the National Championship, this will be where the West Division season will end and their champion crowned.

All teams will recieve the opportunity to compete in playoffs. Due to a 7 team uneven bracket, the first place regular season team will receive a 'Bye' to advance to the second round. 

Teams are reseeded in reference to their regular season standings to determine home ice advantage and matchups - thus the bracket is subject to change. 

Division Quarter Final - Best of 3
Division Semi-Final - Best of 7
Division Final - Best of 7

 

Division Quarter-Final
Best of 3
(March 7 - March 13)
  Division Semi-Final
Best of 7
(March 15 - March 24)
  Divisional Final
Best of 7
(March 25 - April 3)
                         
W1 High Prarie Red Wings    
  Bye    
    W1 High Prarie Red Wings      
 
  W4      
W2  Northern Alberta tomahawks  
W7 Gibbons Pioneers    
    W1    
 
  W2    
W3 Edson Eagles  
W6 Mackenzie Mountaineers    
    W2    
 
  W3      
W4 Fox Creek Ice Kings  
W5 Slave Lake Ice Dogs    

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