The BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs are less than four weeks away and the league is announcing its complete postseason schedule.
The top-four teams from each division will make the playoffs for a total of 12 playoff teams. Each team will be seeded with No. 1 playing No. 4 and No. 2 versus No. 3 in each division in Round 1.
Round 1 starts on Friday, March 4 and must be completed by Sunday, March 13. It is a best-of-seven series.
Round 2 starts on Friday, March 18 and must be completed by Sunday, March 27. It is also a best-of-seven. The conclusion of Round 2 leaves just three teams, the respective division champions.
Round 3 will see the three division champions compete in a double-round-robin format. The teams will be seeded 1, 2 and 3 based on their regular-season points total. Each team will play two home games and two road games with a minimum of six games scheduled.
ROUND 3 SCHEDULE
|DATE||AWAY TEAM||HOME TEAM|
|March 29||Seed 2||Seed 1|
|March 31||Seed 3||Seed 2|
|April 2||Seed 1||Seed 3|
|April 4||Seed 3||Seed 1|
|April 6||Seed 1||Seed 2|
|April 8||Seed 2||Seed 3|
|April 10 *if necessary||Seed 2||Seed 1|
|April 12 *if necessary||Seed 3||Seed 2|
Once a team has earned three wins in Round 3, they go to the Finals (3 Wins To Get In) and will have home-ice advantage there. The remaining two teams continue playing until one of them achieves three wins, at which point Round 3 is over.
The Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals start on Friday, April 15 and will be completed by Sunday, April 24. It is a best-of-seven series.
The winner of the Fred Page cup goes on to the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup (WCC), starting Friday, April 29 in Estevan, Sask. The top-two teams at the WCC go to the RBC Cup national championship, starting Friday, May 14 in Lloydminster, Alta.