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NAHL announces schedule for 2018 Robertson Cup Division Finals

April 25, 2018
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the schedule for the 2018 Robertson Cup Division Finals, which also includes the Robertson Cup Championship to be played at Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine, Minnesota, from May 11-14, 2018. The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL. 
 
All 2018 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoff games can be viewed live on HockeyTV
 
Division Finals (Best of 5)
The two Clubs in each division that won the division semifinal series shall compete in a best-of-five series against each other. The division finals may begin no earlier than Thursday, April 26th and conclude no later than Monday, May 7th. The higher seeded Club will have the right to host up to three games. The lower seeded Club must be able to host a minimum of two games.
 
Central Division Finals (best of 5) 
#2 Austin Bruins vs. #4 Minot Minotauros
Game 1: Friday, April 27 @ Austin, 7:05pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 28 @ Austin, 7:05pm
Game 3: Friday, May 4 @ Minot, 7:35pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 5 @ Minot, 7:35pm*
Game 5: Monday, May 7 @ Austin, 7:05pm*
 
East Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Philadelphia Rebels vs. #3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Game 1: Thursday, April 26 @ Philadelphia, 7:05pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 28 @ Philadelphia, 7:05pm
Game 3: Monday, April 30 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:00pm
Game 4: Thursday, May 3 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 6:00pm*
Game 5: Friday, May 4 @ Philadelphia, 7:05pm*
 
Midwest Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs. #2 Janesville Jets
Game 1: Friday, April 27 @ Fairbanks, 7:30pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 28 @ Fairbanks, 7:30pm
Game 3: If Fairbanks is up 2-0, Friday, May 4 @ Janesville, 7:00pm
Game 3: If series is tied 1-1 or Janesville is up 2-0, Sunday, April 29 @ Fairbanks, 5:00pm
Game 4: May 4 or 5 @ Janesville, 7:00pm*
Game 5: May 5 or 6 @ Janesville, 5:00 or 7:00pm*
 
South Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Shreveport Mudbugs vs. #2 Lone Star Brahmas
Game 1: Friday, April 27 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 28 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm
Game 3: Friday, May 4 @ Lone Star, 7:30pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 5 @ Lone Star, 7:30pm*
Game 5: Sunday, May 6 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm*
 
*if necessary
 
NAHL Robertson Cup Championship
The four divisional playoff champions will advance to the Robertson Cup Championship, which will be held at the Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. Clubs will be seeded 1-4 based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings. If necessary, the tie-breaking policy adopted in the NAHL Rules and Regulations will be applied to determine the final seeding. The game schedule will be as follows: The #1 Seed will face the #4 seed in a best of three series. The #2 seed will face the #3 seed in a best of three series. The two series winners will advance on to a one-game playoff to determine the Robertson Cup Champion. The event will begin on Friday, May 11th and conclude on Monday, May 14th.
 
Playoff Overtime Procedure: During the all Robertson Cup playoff games, if the score is tied after three periods of play the following overtime procedure shall take place. Teams shall return to their dressing room and the ice shall be resurfaced. A fifteen-minute intermission shall take place. A twenty-minute, sudden death, overtime period shall be played with five skaters a side. The game shall terminate upon a goal being scored and the Club scoring declared the winner. If no goal is scored, the same procedure as above shall be repeated until a winner has been determined.
 
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