NAHL announces schedule for 2023 Robertson Cup Championship
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the schedule and teams for the 2023 Robertson Cup National Championship, which will be played at Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine, Minnesota, from May 19-23. The Robertson Cup is awarded to the national playoff champion of the NAHL.
The four divisional playoff champions who have qualified for the 2023 Robertson Cup Championship are: #1 Oklahoma Warriors (South Division), #2 Maryland Black Bears (East Division), #3 Austin Bruins (Central Division), and the #4 Minnesota Wilderness (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.
Tickets and Scout passes are now on sale for the event. 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 2023 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoff games can be viewed live and in HD on HockeyTV.
2023 NAHL Robertson Cup Schedule (all times central)
Thursday, May 18 - Team Practices and Media Day: 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm
Friday, May 19, Game 1: #4 Minnesota vs. #1 Oklahoma, 4:30pm | #3 Austin vs. #2 Maryland, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20, Game 2: #1 Oklahoma vs. #4 Minnesota, 4:30pm | #2 Maryland vs. #3 Austin, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21, Game 3: #4 Minnesota vs. #1 Oklahoma, 3:00pm |#3 Austin vs. #2 Maryland, 6:00pm*
Monday, May 22: Off Day
Tuesday, May 23: Robertson Cup National Championship Game, 7:00pm
Overtime Procedure: During 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 event will also be held in cooperation with the 2023 NAHL Prospects Challenge. The NAHL Prospects Challenge is an extension of the NAPHL Fall League, in which 18U and 16U teams, will be put together and represented by NAHL Member teams. For more information please visit the NAHL Prospects Challenge webpage.
The Roseville Visitors Association is a proud partner of the 2023 NAHL Robertson Cup Championship. “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.