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NAHL announces schedule for 2022 Robertson Cup Playoffs

April 20, 2022

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the schedule for the 2022 Robertson Cup Playoffs, which begin on Thursday, April 21st with the best of 5 Division Semi-Finals series. The four divisional playoff champions will advance to play at the 2022 Robertson Cup Championship in Blaine, Minnesota from May 20-24. The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL.

All 2022 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoff games can be viewed live on HockeyTV

Division Semi-Finals (Best of 5)

The Club seeded first in each division will compete in a best-of-five series with the fourth seeded Club in the same division. The Club seeded second in each division will compete in a best-of-five-series against the Club seeded third in the same division. The Division Semi-Finals may begin no earlier than Thursday, April 21, 2022 and must conclude no later than Monday, May 2, 2022 The Club seeded higher in each division semifinal series has the right to host up to three games and the Club seeded lower in each division semifinal series must be able to host at least two games.

Central Division Semi-Finals (best of 5)

#1 St. Cloud Norsemen vs. #4 Bismarck Bobcats

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ St. Cloud, 7:00pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ St. Cloud, 7:00pm

Game 3: Friday, April 29 @ Bismarck, 7:15pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Bismarck, 7:15pm*

Game 5: Monday, May 2 @ St. Cloud, 6:30pm*

#2 Austin Bruins vs. #3 Aberdeen Wings

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ Austin, 7:05pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ Austin, 7:05pm

Game 3: Friday, April 29 @ Aberdeen, 7:15pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Aberdeen, 7:15pm*

Game 5: Monday, May 2 @ Austin, 7:35pm*

East Division Semi-Finals (best of 5)

#1 New Jersey Titans vs. #4 Northeast Generals

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ New Jersey, 7:30pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ New Jersey, 7:00pm

Game 3: Friday, April 29 @ Northeast, 7:00pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Northeast, 7:00pm*

Game 5: Sunday, May 1 @ New Jersey, 7:00pm*

#2 Johnstown Tomahawks vs. #3 Jamestown Rebels

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ Johnstown, 7:30pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ Johnstown, 7:00pm

Game 3: Thursday, April 28 @ Jamestown, 7:00pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Jamestown, 7:00pm*

Game 5: Sunday, May 1 @ Johnstown, 6:00pm*

Midwest Division Semi-Finals (best of 5)

#1 Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs. #4 Minnesota Wilderness

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ Fairbanks, 7:30pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ Fairbanks, 7:30pm

Game 3: If Fairbanks is up 2-0, Friday, April 29 @ Wilderness, 7:15pm

Game 3: If series is tied 1-1 or Wilderness are up 2-0, Sunday, April 24 @ Fairbanks, 5:00pm

Game 4: April 29 or 30 @ Wilderness, 7:15pm*

Game 5: April 30 or May 1 @ Wilderness, 7:15pm or 5:00pm*

#2 Springfield Jr. Blues vs. #3 Anchorage Wolverines

Game 1: Thursday, April 21 @ Springfield, 7:05pm

Game 2: Friday, April 22 @ Springfield, 7:05pm

Game 3: If Springfield is up 2-0, Friday, April 29 @ Anchorage, 7:00pm

Game 3: If series is tied 1-1 or Anchorage is up 2-0, Sunday, April 24 @ Springfield, 7:05pm

Game 4: April 29 or 30 @ Anchorage, 7:00pm*

Game 5: April 30 or May 1 @ Anchorage, 7:00pm*

South Division Semi-Finals (best of 5)

#1 Lone Star Brahmas vs. #4 Shreveport Mudbugs

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ Lone Star, 7:30pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ Lone Star, 7:30pm

Game 3: Friday, April 29 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm*

Game 5: Monday, May 2 @ Lone Star, 7:00pm*

#2 New Mexico Ice Wolves vs. #3 Wichita Falls Warriors

Game 1: Friday, April 22 @ New Mexico, 6:30pm

Game 2: Saturday, April 23 @ New Mexico, 6:30pm

Game 3: Friday, April 29 @ Wichita Falls, 7:15pm

Game 4: Saturday, April 30 @ Wichita Falls, 7:15pm*

Game 5: Monday, May 2 @ New Mexico, 6:30pm*

*if necessary

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.

Division Finals (Best of 5)

The two Clubs in each division that won a division semifinal series shall compete in a best-of-five series against each other. The division finals may begin no earlier than Thursday, May 5, 2022, and conclude no later than Sunday, May 15, 2022. Clubs shall cooperate to schedule division final series competition. 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.

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 20th and conclude on Tuesday, May 24th.

 
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