2019 Robertson Cup ready to go
May 10, 2019
The 2019 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Robertson Cup National Championship, faces-off today with the opening games of the Semi-Finals at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The event runs from May 10-14, 2019.
The four divisional playoff champions who have qualified for the 2019 Robertson Cup Championship are: #1 Johnstown Tomahawks (East Division), #2 Amarillo Bulls (South Division), #3 Aberdeen Wings (Central Division), and the #4 Fairbanks Ice Dogs (Midwest Division). Clubs were then seeded 1-4 for the event based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings.
The #1 Seed Johnstown Tomahawks will face the #4 seed Fairbanks Ice Dogs in a best of three series. The #2 seed Amarillo Bulls will face the #3 seed Aberdeen Wings in a best of three series. The two series winners will advance to a one-game Championship Game to determine the Robertson Cup Champion.
TICKETS: Tickets for the 2019 NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship are sold at Fogerty Arena beginning at 2:30pm on Friday, May 10th.
For more information on the event, please visit www.robertsoncup.com
All games will be broadcasted live and in HD on HockeyTV
2019 NAHL Robertson Cup Schedule (all times central)
Friday, May 10, Game 1: #1 Johnstown vs. #4 Fairbanks, 4:30pm | #2 Amarillo vs. #3 Aberdeen, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 11, Game 2: #1 Johnstown vs. #4 Fairbanks, 4:30pm | #2 Amarillo vs. #3 Aberdeen, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, Game 3: #1 Johnstown vs. #4 Fairbanks, 3:00pm | #2 Amarillo vs. #3 Aberdeen, 6:00pm
Monday, May 13: Off Day
Tuesday, May 14: Robertson Cup National Championship Game, 7:00pm
Overtime Note: During the Robertson Cup Championship, if the score is tied after three periods of play the following 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 5 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.
The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL. The oldest junior hockey trophy in the United States, the Robertson Cup is named in honor of Chuck Robertson, a pioneer of junior hockey in the NAHL and youth hockey in the state of Michigan. Robertson was the owner of the Paddock Pools Saints when they won a record seven straight championships from 1976-83.
One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing in the NAHL. To date, 279 NAHL players have already made NCAA commitments during the 2018-19 season. The NAHL’s Robertson Cup Championship will play a big role in that success, with dozens of players earning an NCAA opportunity following their participation in the event.
The event will be held in cooperation with the NAHL 18U Top Prospects Invitational Tournament, which will bring together eight different teams made up of 18U players from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), Tier 1 Elite League, Minnesota High School Hockey, Michigan Selects, Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL), and European Selects.
The event is also held in cooperation with the NAHL Future Prospects Combine. Now in its fifth year, the Combine will feature teams with players with birthyears 2003-06. The players will be introduced to and provided with a weekend that involves the 'NAHL Experience,' which will consist of competitive hockey, education of the future levels of hockey, academic preparation for NCAA hockey and exposure to professional, college and junior scouts.