Table Criteria

Please find below the criteria for deciding group positions in the Elite League, Conference and Challenge Cup tables.

ELITE LEAGUE

In the event of teams being equal on points the following criteria will decide the final league ranking;

i. Total number of points.

ii. Total number of games won in regulation time.

iii. Total number of all games won (regulation, overtime and penalties).

iv. The results of games played between the relevant teams by applying points won, games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

v. Fewest regulation losses.

vi. Using away games: – points won, games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

vii. Goals scored.

viii. Goal Difference

ix. Fewest Penalty Minutes (Fair Play)

x. In the unlikely event of teams still being equal, teams will be ranked by the drawing of lots. Any prize monies determined by the position in a league or group by this means will be shared equally by the tying teams.

xi. Where a group of two or more teams is tied, then whenever a team can be eliminated due to the above order of priority, it shall be, by applying each of the above stages in order of such priority.

CONFERENCES

The Elite League comprises of three (3) individual conferences:

Erhardt Conference – Belfast Giants, Cardiff Devils, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers.

Gardiner Conference – Dundee Stars, Fife Flyers and Glasgow Clan.

Patton Conference – Coventry Blaze, Guildford Flames, Manchester Storm and Milton Keynes Lightning.

In the event of teams being equal on points the following criteria will decide the final conference ranking;

i. Total number of points.

ii. Total number of games won in regulation time.

iii. Total number of all games won (regulation, overtime and penalties).

iv. The results of games played between the relevant teams by applying points won,

games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

v. Fewest regulation losses.

vi. Using away games: – points won, games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

vii. Goals scored.

viii. Goal Difference

ix. Fewest Penalty Minutes (Fair Play)

x. In the unlikely event of teams still being equal, teams will be ranked by the drawing of lots. Any prize monies determined by the position in a league or group by this means will be shared equally by the tying teams.

xi. Where a group of two or more teams is tied, then whenever a team can be eliminated due to the above order of priority, it shall be, by applying each of the above stages in order of such priority.

CHALLENGE CUP

For the 2018/2019 EIHL Season, the Challenge Cup competition sees the 11 clubs split into three groups. The three groups for the 2018/2019 Challenge Cup are as follows:

Group A – Manchester Storm, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers.

Group B – Belfast Giants, Dundee Stars, Fife Flyers and Glasgow Clan.

Group C – Cardiff Devils, Coventry Blaze, Guildford Flames and Milton Keynes Lightning.

The Challenge Cup Competition is comprised of the following phases:

In the event of teams being equal on points the following criteria will decide the final group ranking;

i. Total number of points.

ii. Total number of games won in regulation time.

iii. Total number of all games won (regulation, overtime and penalties).

iv. The results of games played between the relevant teams by applying points won, games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

v. Fewest regulation losses.

vi. Using away games: – points won, games won in regulation time, all games won

(regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

vii. Goals scored.

viii. Goal Difference

ix. Fewest Penalty Minutes (Fair Play)

x. In the unlikely event of teams still being equal, teams will be ranked by the drawing of lots. Any prize monies determined by the position in a league or group by this means will be shared equally by the tying teams.

xi. Where a group of two or more teams is tied, then whenever a team can be eliminated due to the above order of priority, it shall be, by applying each of the above stages in order of such priority.

Additional, in groups B and C where we have 4 teams compared to the 3 teams in group A, in both group B and C, the results and all statistics from the games teams played against the bottom placed team are removed and the group adjusted accordingly (to give comparable parity to group A)

The top seeded team from group A, B and C automatically move on to the Knockout stage seeded 1 – 3 according to their total points

The remaining 6 teams are ranked 4 – 9 with the 9th placed team not progressing to the Knockout stage of the competition.

The seedings for the knockout stages of the competition are finalized based on the following criteria:

i. Total number of points.

ii. Total number of games won in regulation time.

iii. Total number of all games won (regulation, overtime and penalties).

iv. The results of games played between the relevant teams by applying points won, games won in regulation time, all games won (regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority. Not applicable due to the group stage nature of the event

v. Fewest regulation losses.

vi. Using away games: – points won, games won in regulation time, all games won

(regulation time/overtime/penalties), in that order of priority.

vii. Goals scored.

viii. Goal Difference

ix. Fewest Penalty Minutes (Fair Play)

x. In the unlikely event of teams still being equal, teams will be ranked by the drawing of lots. Any prize monies determined by the position in a league or group by this means will be shared equally by the tying teams.

xi. Where a group of two or more teams is tied, then whenever a team can be eliminated due to the above order of priority, it shall be, by applying each of the above stages in order of such priority.