NAHL announces schedule for 2023 Robertson Cup Division Finals
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the schedule for the 2023 Robertson Cup Division Finals. The four divisional playoff champions will advance to play at the 2023 Robertson Cup Championship in Blaine, Minnesota from May 19-23. The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL.
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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 4, 2023, and conclude no later than Sunday, May 14, 2023. 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.
Central Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Austin Bruins vs. #3 St. Cloud Norsemen
Game 1: Friday, May 5 @ Austin, 7:05pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 6 @ Austin, 7:05pm
Game 3: Friday, May 12 @ St. Cloud, 7:00pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 13 @ St. Cloud, 7:00pm*
Game 5: Sunday, May 14 @ Austin, 5:05pm*
East Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Maryland Black Bears vs. #3 Maine Nordiques
Game 1: Friday, May 5 @ Maryland, 7:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 6 @ Maryland, 6:30pm
Game 3: Friday, May 12 @ Maine, 6:00pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 13 @ Maine, 1:30pm*
Game 5: Sunday, May 14 @ Maryland, 6:00pm*
Midwest Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Wisconsin Windigo vs. #2 Minnesota Wilderness
Game 1: Friday, May 5 @ Wisconsin, 7:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 6 @ Wisconsin, 7:00pm
Game 3: Friday, May 12 @ Minnesota, 7:15pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 13 @ Minnesota, 7:15pm*
Game 5: Sunday, May 14 @ Wisconsin, 6:00pm*
South Division Finals (best of 5)
#1 Oklahoma Warriors vs. #3 Shreveport Mudbugs
Game 1: Friday, May 5 @ Oklahoma, 7:15pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 6 @ Oklahoma, 7:15pm
Game 3: Friday, May 12 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm
Game 4: Saturday, May 13 @ Shreveport, 7:11pm*
Game 5: Sunday, May 14 @ Oklahoma, 7:15pm*
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.
NAHL Robertson Cup Championship
The four NAHL divisional playoff champions will advance to the Robertson Cup Championship from May 19-23 in Blaine, MN. Once the four NAHL Divisional Playoff Champions are determined, clubs will be seeded 1-4 based upon their finish in the NAHL regular-season standings. The game schedule will be as follows: The #1 Seed will face the #4 seed in a best of three Semi-Final series. The #2 seed will face the #3 seed in a best of three Semi-Final series. The best of three Semi-Final series will begin on Friday, May 19th. The two series winners will advance onto a winner-take-all championship game on Tuesday, May 23rd to determine the Robertson Cup National Champion.
“The Roseville Visitors Association is honored to partner with the North American Hockey League to host teams and spectators in our community. Hockey is a big tradition in Minnesota, and we’re delighted to be part of the Robertson Cup. We are so excited to have people enjoying the activities they love,” said Shannon Thomasser, Director of Sales of the Roseville Visitors Association.