NAHL announces 2021 Robertson Cup Championship schedule
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the schedule and teams for the 2021 Robertson Cup National Championship, which will be played at Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine, Minnesota, from June 18-22, 2021. The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL.
The four divisional playoff champions who have qualified for the 2021 Robertson Cup Championship are: #1 Aberdeen Wings (Central Division), #2 Shreveport Mudbugs (South Division), #3 Maine Nordiques (East Division), and the #4 Minnesota Magicians (Midwest Division). Clubs were then seeded 1-4 for the event based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings. 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 to a one-game Championship Game to determine the Robertson Cup Champion.
For more information on the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, including schedule, scout information, ticket information, hotels, rental cars and other event information, visit http://nahl.com/robertson-cup/
All 2021 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoff games can be viewed live and in HD on HockeyTV.
2021 NAHL Robertson Cup Schedule (all times central)
Thursday, June 17, Team Practices: 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, and 4:45pm
Friday, June 18, Game 1: #1 Aberdeen vs. #4 MN Magicians, 4:30pm | #2 Shreveport vs. #3 Maine, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 19, Game 2: #1 Aberdeen vs. #4 MN Magicians, 4:30pm | #2 Shreveport vs. #3 Maine, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 20, Game 3: #1 Aberdeen vs. #4 MN Magicians, 3:00pm* | #2 Shreveport vs. #3 Maine, 6:00pm*
Monday, June 21: Off Day
Tuesday, June 22: Robertson Cup National Championship Game, 7:00pm
Overtime Procedure: During the all Robertson Cup Championship 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.
The 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, will be held in cooperation with the Robertson Cup and will take place from June 19-20, 2021 at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. The 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will feature a total of 88 players from the NAHL, who will be spread amongst four teams that will play in two games each during the event. The event will feature teams that represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, East, Midwest and South. Only those NAHL players without an NCAA commitment are eligible to participate in the 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, with the exception of those who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as potential prospects for the 2021 NHL Draft. Players competing in the Robertson Cup Championship are not eligible to play in the 2021 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Each of the teams will consist of a 22-man roster (13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goaltenders).
2021 NAHL Top Prospects Schedule (all times central)
Saturday, June 19, South vs. East, 11:00am | Central vs. Midwest, 1:30pm
Sunday, June 20, Midwest vs. South, 9:30am | Central vs. East, 12:00pm